Grande Ballroom movie released and it's Louder Than Love
It’s been years in the making and "LOUDER THAN LOVE", the long-awaited documentary paying tribute to legendary Detroit music venue the Grande Ballroom, is finally available.
The Grande was the birthplace or breeding ground for the likes of the Stooges, the MC5, The Up and The Rationals. It also became a notorious killing field for visiting international bands who had to undergo a "trial by support band" where the locals did their best to blow them off the stage (sometimes succeeding.)
“LOUDER THAN LOVE: The Grande Ballroom Story” is Tony D’Annunzio’s first independent film as a producer and director. His movie chronicles the Detroit music scene in the late 1960s, as told through the eyes of the legendary bands that played there.
With a cast that includes Alice Cooper, Wayne Kramer, Dennis Thompson, Scott Morgan, Ted Nugent, Uncle Russ Gibb, Don Was and Lemmy this is an unmissable document of a time long past.
It’s screened at more than 35 festivals and exhibits around the globe including Traverse City Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Rock and Roll and Roll Hall of Fame and Doc / Week- in Adelaide Australia and Doc/Fest in Sheffield UK. It won Best Documentary at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.
It was even the subject of a fund-raising gig in Sydney, Australia.
Tags: detroit, iggy pop, stooges, mc5, alice, cooper, wayne kramer, john sinclair, grande, ballroom, louder than love
Guest - Julia cainPermalink
The Grande Bal!room was the Best without a doubt , beet the Chessmate to hell although they were great too, I can remember Aba , Moody Blues , oh Nugent , all before people even knew them, wow brings back alot of old memories, guess I just dated. Myself, you had to be there - - the old Grandy Ball Room , far fricken out
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