Old Grey Whistle Test
Brad picked up a DVD of Old Grey Whistle Test performances - the (apparently influential) BBC show in the 70s that featured an electic mix of artists performing album tracks (mostly) live. There's some great footage of people like Elton John, John Lennon, Alice Cooper, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Curtis Mayfield, and on and on, all when they were young and just coming up. It's wild - but tops for me is that crazy Edgar Winter, whose seven-minute freakout "Frankenstein" transcends all exegesis. The best part in a way is the presentation of each performance by the show's former hosts - unlike, say, Giuliana DiPandi, they actually know what they're talking about, and they like it, and they don't really look that good on TV, and I like that.