The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital (1981) - News Poster


Top 10 music concert films

If you're looking for a little more from a concert film than Justin Bieber: Never Say Never gave you, then Glen has ten suggestions you might want to try...

With Bieber fever gripping the nation’s (and probably the world’s) multiplexes, as Never Say Never leads hordes of adoring fans to don 3D specs and bask in his glory, I thought I’d run through some of my favourite concert films. So here we go:

The Cramps: Live At Napa State Mental Hospital

Forget 3D. By staging a private show for the residents of a Californian mental institution, psychobilly punk band The Cramps came up with the ultimate concert film gimmick. The set is incredibly short, clocking in at around 30 minutes, is shot in grainy black and white, and its audio quality isn’t great, but Live At Napa State Mental Hospital remains a thoroughly engaging performance by the band’s strongest line-up.
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