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Cocksucker Blues (1972)

This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form ... See full summary »

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Robert Frank
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Cast

Credited cast:
Truman Capote ... Himself
Dick Cavett ... Himself
Marshall Chess Marshall Chess ... Himself
Chris Collins Chris Collins ... Connection
Ahmet Ertegun ... Himself
Steve Geolke Steve Geolke ... Make-Up Man
Nicky Hopkins Nicky Hopkins ... Himself
Bianca Jagger ... Herself
Mick Jagger ... Himself
Bobby Keyes Bobby Keyes ... Himself
Bobby Keys Bobby Keys ... Himself (as Bobby Keyes)
Otto Levine Otto Levine ... Producer
Jim Price Jim Price ... Himself
Lee Radziwill ... Herself (as Princess Radziwill)
Keith Richards ... Himself
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their first return to the States since the tragedy at Altamont. Because of the free-form nature of filming, Cocksucker Blues captured band members and entourage members taking part in events the Rolling Stones preferred not to publicize. It can only legally be screened with director Robert Frank in attendance. The title of the film is the same of that of a Rolling Stones song (aka Schoolboy Blues), which was written to complete the band's contractual obligations to Decca Records and specifically to be unreleasable. Written by Zack Kushner

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CS Blues See more »

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Although The Rolling Stones have never officially released the film themselves, black-and-white scenes from the infamous documentary can be seen in their subsequent video/DVD releases. These include: Video Rewind: The Rolling Stones' Great Video Hits (1984) and Rolling Stones: Four Flicks (2003). See more »

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Referenced in Let's Make Lemonade (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Street Fighting Man
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Stiff
22 June 2005 | by JCMBSee all my reviews

I like both Robert Frank and the Rolling Stones, but this combination is not that hot. As the other reviewer ( withnail-4) pointed out, this is pretty banal with lots of drug taking. Robert Frank is a photographer and this film seems like a motor wind gone wild. Imagine the "Exile on Main Street" cover coming to life and you have a pretty good idea of what this film is going to be like. The mystique comes from the fact that the Rolling Stones have done a pretty good job of keeping this off the market and out of the theatres. Thanks to modern technology, this film is pretty readily available in forms of varying quality. In fact, it was a local film groups showing this from a DVD that rekindled my interest in seeing the film. Short of being a serious fan of the Stones, you will be pretty bored with this film. You might even be pretty bored if you are a serious


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