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Louder Than Love - The Grande Ballroom Story DVD review

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Rip-roaring account of fabled Detroit rock venue.

Between 1966 and the early 70s, Detroit’s Grande Ballroom boasted a reputation rivalled only by Bill Graham’s Fillmores as America’s hottest rock venue. While the MC5 and Stooges were almost house bands, acts seduced by the club’s electric, dope-fogged atmosphere included The Who (who chose to unveil Tommy in the US there), Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Fugs, Velvet Underground, Move, Blue Cheer, Canned Heat, Janis Joplin, Love, Spooky Tooth, BB King, John Lee Hooker and various local acts.

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