Released: 2008, Cleopatra Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
This DVD has all the potential to be one amazing documentary on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood but unfortunately it falls flat. Featuring such musicians as Jani Lane, Stephen Pearcy, C.C. DeVille and the late Kevin DuBrow you’d expect an in depth recollection of The Strip and what it was like in the day but no, we get this.
Apart from a few live and rare clips and some interview footage this film is a train wreck, it’s not pretty but you can’t stop watching it. Seeing Axl Rose perform pre-Guns is one of the disc’s highlights. More footage like this would have made for a much more enjoyable viewing experience but they chose to keep showing footage outside The Whiskey and Rainbow along with some 50’s style pinup strippers. How that fits in is a mystery. Playing some of the video for “Girls Girls Girls” by Motley Crue would have made much more sense.
There is no real direction to the documentary and it can easily be condensed down into one interesting 15 – 20 minute news article.