Director: Robert Frank Run Time: 93 min. Format: Digibeta Release Year: 1972
Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased documentary film directed by photographer Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main St., their first visit to the United States since the 1969 Altamont disaster documented in Gimme Shelter.
“Frank downplays the concert performances in favor of the backstage world, letting the everyday sounds of the tour give the film its feel: inconsequential conversations; a tiny music box; a sad, recurring piano theme; a scratchy record; and the ragged playing of rehearsal. Frank’s hypnotically rough camera and overlapping soundtrack immerse us in the reality of a very strange experience.” – San Francisco International Film Festival
After Party in the upstairs bar
Lifelong Stones fan and fan club member since 1982 John Scheaffer will be spinning his personal collection of Stones original LP’s and 45’s along with some bootleg rarities.