THE T.A.M.I. SHOW / THE BIG T.N.T. SHOW REVIEWED
“The T.A.M.I. Show” was filmed just 8 months after The Beatles played Ed Sullivan. This is big because it’s when Rock finally took over the American mainstream. As such, the material is pretty eclectic. Jan & Dean introduce us to the show, then it’s off to Chuck Berry and a few other acts. The material plays like a sampler of the Top 40, but it works. Name a recent time when so many artists got together to just jam. Even the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame shows aren’t this diverse.
“The Big T.N.T. Show” came out in 1966, but had far different music acts. Honestly, I slightly prefer this film to the original now. Bo Diddley, The Ronettes and Roger Miller jam it out in their sets. Hell, the Bo Diddley performances are probably the best recordings of him playing. American International set this one up to cash in on the success of T.A.M.I. and it worked. However, I feel that it doesn’t get the recognition it is due. Check it out and tell me which works better for you.
Recorded live performances are such a weird format. The A/V Quality can be all over the place. Plus, it makes you feel like listening to the albums rather than the show. Pick up this release and relive the days when staging and performance mattered. See why live performance matters and what it can do make music better.
- Trailer Commentary
- Radio Spots
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track