LOUDER THAN LOVE REVIEWED
“Louder Than Love” is a look at how the Grande Ballroom rocked Detroit in the 1960s and 70s. What we get are a ton of interviews from the people that played the Palace and were influenced by the scene. I wish that we got to hear more from Detroit rockers. But, I’ll take what I could get. Listening to Ted Nugent wax on about the place was refreshing. However, I don’t care about the British acts that played there.
The MC5, Iggy Pop and others needed way more representation. That’s what makes me nuts about musical documentaries. While the documentary is fine itself, I keep demanding mini-series. Not everyone can sit through 6 hours of content, but that’s how much material these docs make me demand. Feed my need to vegetate and watch Wayne Kramer talk about the Detroit scene. Do it!
- Bonus Footage
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 6/10/2016
- Video - 88%88%
- Audio - 90%90%
- Supplemental Material - 85%85%
The Plot Thus Far
While the West Coast was groovin’ to the sounds of the “Summer of Love” in 1967, Detroit was pumping out a hard-driving, gritty and raw sound that was “Louder Than Love.” The Grande Ballroom stood as the epicenter of the Detroit rock music scene that spawned in the late ’60s. Serving as the starting point for bands such as MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes and more, the Grande not only influenced local Detroit musicians but inspired bands from all over the U.S. and Great Britain. Legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, Cream, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd and the Who soon began to grace the stage at the Grande on a regular basis. This story is about the hallowed halls that started it all, told by the artists who helped create its epic stature.