The Bikershaw Festival details
|Starring:||Grateful Dead, The Kinks, Captain Beefheart, Dovovan|
The Bikershaw Festival
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jul 2007|
Most helpful review
A Damp ExperienceBy a customer from Bradford UK , 24 Nov 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]If you are expecting a movie like Wodstock or Message to Love forget it. This contains little professional footage and what there is loks like newsreel footage from the time. Sound quality appears to be from audience bootlegs and as it was wet and windy most of the time the quality is poor. Someof the soundtrack music sounds good quality, possibly because it is not from the festival. Some of the stills shown are album covers. Certain footage is repeated several times for no discernable reason, except possibly a lack of footage. The interviews at the end seem to be there mainly to pad out the DVD.
Artists like Dr John while mentioned in passing are never seen. In fact it sems like 90% of the bill are not seen. There was no particular chronological order to the movie.
Probably one for those like myself who were there and want a bit of nostalgia. Hence the 3 stars.
utter rubbishBy a customer , 02 Dec 2011I was there, captain beefheart was fantastic, so was stackridge who never even got a mention, this film is a load of rubbish
Don't bother!By a customer , 05 Nov 2011Absolutely appalling and an insult to both the performers and us. Those responsible for releasing this clearly have no sense of shame.
Un bearableBy a customer , 13 Oct 2011I don't normally write reviews but I felt compelled to write this after watching the Bickershawm Festival. I mainly ordered the film because I was keen to see some footage of Captain Beefheart and the other acts profiled as well as getting a feel for what a North British Festival was like around this time. What I got was terrible, almost inaudible audio, the worst camera work I have ever seen and, in the moments when moving image was totally abandoned, low quality stills of the acts involved. I switched off half way through unable to bear it any longer - I am sure the filmmakers had no equipment and got swamped with rain but this should never have been turned into a general release film.
No starsBy Fastnbulbousdarkstar (2 reviews) , 20 Sep 2011I don't think I have never written a revue for anything before. I'm a huge Beefheart and Grateful Dead fan. However, I think this is probably the worst DVD/film/flat screen or cathode tube delivered item ever produced. Nothing can prepare you for how dreadfully lousy it really is. I shall not honour it by supplying supporting detail to my argument, and don't bother viewing it for the novelty.
What an incredible line-up, but this movie deserves no stars, unfortunately the rating system insists that I have to give it half a star.
Worst music film everBy a customer from Bristol , 21 Dec 2010Words can not describe how bad this is. I am just glad I had the sense to rent it and not buy it.