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Aro Favourite Old Grey Whistle Test, The (TV Series)


UK 2001, 292 minutes
Rating: [M]
Genres: Music, Television / Pop/Rock

Topics: Classic Rock.


Aroview: Rare archive performances celebrating the 30th anniversary of the UK's premier rock showcase which aired from 1971 til 1987.

Volume 1: Alice Cooper (Under My Wheels), Elton John (Tiny Dancer), Curtis Mayfield (We Gotta Have Peace), Randy Newman (Political Science), Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge (Help me make it through the Night), Bill Withers (Ain't No Sunshine), Focus (Sylvia/Hocus Pocus), Rory Gallagher (Hands Off), John Martyn (May You Never), The Wailers (Stir It Up), Roxy Music (Do The Strand), The Edgar Winter Group (Frankenstein), New York Dolls (Jet Boy), Tim Buckley (Dolphins), Captain Beefheart (Upon the My O My), Little Feat (Rock 'N' Roll Doctor), Dr Feelgood (Roxette), John Lennon (Stand By Me), The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (Give My Compliments to the Chef), Lynyrd Skynyrd (Freebird), Emmylou Harris (Amarillo), Bonnie Raitt (Too Long at the Fair), Tom Waits (Tom Traubert's Blues), Otway & Barrett (Really Free), Talking Heads (Psycho Killer), XTC (Statue of Liberty), Blondie (I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear), Val Doonican & Charlie McCoy (Stone Fox Chase), Meatloaf (Paradise by the Dashboard Light), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (American Girl), The Police (Can't Stand Losing You), Bruce Springsteen (Rosalita), Iggy Pop (I'm Bored), Tubeway Army (Are 'Friends' Electric?), The Specials (Message to You Rudi), The Damned (Smash It Up/I Just Can't Be Happy Today), The Ramones (Rock 'n' Roll High School), PIL (Careering), The Teardrop Explodes (Reward), U2 (I Will Follow), Nine Below Zero (Stone Fox Chase), Japan (Ghosts), Robert Wyatt (Shipbuilding), REM (Moon River/Pretty Persuasion), Simply Red (Holding Back The Years)

Volume 2: Heads Hands & Feet 'Warming up the Band', Kevin Ayers 'May I', Roxy Music 'Ladytron', Loggins & Messina 'House at Pooh Corner', The Who 'Relay', Judee Sill 'The Kiss', Argent 'God Gave Rock n Roll to You', Humble Pie 'Black Coffee', Average White Band 'Put it Where you Want it', Montrose 'Bad Motor Scooter', Bruce Johnston 'Disney Girls', Be Bop Deluxe 'Made in Heaven', Nils Lofgren 'Going Back', Daryl Hall & John Oates 'She's Gone', Joan Armatrading 'Love & Affection', Roy Harper 'One of Those Days in England', The Adverts 'Bored Teenagers', Patti Smith 'Because the Night', Siouxsie & the Banshees 'Metal Postcard', Gary Moore & Phil Lynott 'Don't Believe a Word', Undertones 'Jimmy Jimmy', Squeeze 'Slap and Tickle', OMD 'Dancing', Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project 'Schooldays', Tom Verlaine 'Days on the Mountain Part 1', Aztec Camera 'Walk Out to Winter', Thomas Dolby 'Hyperactive', Style Council 'Walls Come Tumbling Down', Suzanne Vega 'Marlene On the Wall', John Walters, John Peel, Ro Newton, Andy Kershaw Skiffle jam, Prefab Sprout 'When Love Breaks Down', Pet Shop Boys 'Opportunities', Pogues 'Dirty Old Town'

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3
  • 2-disc set

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