Thread: TERRY KATH Documentary

MACONMUSIC - 11/8/2017 at 09:16 PM

Wondering if anyone happened to check out the Terry Kath Documentary that was aired on cable channel last night?

Was produced by his daughter. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite guitarists of all time. Pretty interesting stuff, a lot of it already known. But also a good amount of never before seen video/pics/info.

Next Jan. will be 40 years since that tragic day he left, but just like Duane, his guitar/voice & music lives on all these years later, the mark of a true great. Ironically enough it was followed by Gregg and his last band live in studio from Abbey Road, which was also kickin' too.

islalala - 11/8/2017 at 09:31 PM

I've got it recorded and am just waiting for a quiet, activity free family room to watch!!!

Can't wait!

KCJimmy - 11/8/2017 at 10:00 PM

Thanks for pointing this out. I had heard about this when there was considerable doubt that it would ever be completed. I will record it when it runs again.

And like Duane's, Terry's vision had wings to fly even after he was gone. Never the same but some pretty good stuff. I didn't follow them much after the tragedy but for obvious reasons admire the success they were able to achieve without him.

stormyrider - 11/8/2017 at 11:42 PM

didn't see it - I have to look and see if I get that channel and hope it will be on again.

One of the greats - the 1st few Chicago albums are among my favorites.

pixielf - 11/9/2017 at 01:46 PM

One of the greats - the 1st few Chicago albums are among my favorites.

I agree wholeheartedly!

islalala - 11/9/2017 at 03:22 PM

I got a chance to watch this last night.

Phenomenal --- just so tastefully well done words are not sufficient.

This sets a new standard for music documentaries for me, to the extent that that term serves it little justice. It should be categorized as something much different and higher. Terry's daughter effectively goes on a quest to learn about a father she only knew via others and what she could find on the web.

Think as if Galadrielle could've translated her book onto the screen against the soundtrack of tasty Duane recordings --- that's the type of power and passion and meaning that comes across in this work. The parallels are really eery.

I am in awe

fireman12engine - 11/9/2017 at 03:24 PM

It's on Axistv sunday nov 12

MACONMUSIC - 11/9/2017 at 05:37 PM

For anyone interested, go to Youtube and type in "Terry Kath isolated guitar tracks".

There are many isolated rhythm guitar tracks to a bunch of their songs...Not talking about 25 or 6 to 4 or his great solos, that goes without saying. But rather his rhythm guitar tracks.

The guy was an absolute masterful, incredibly tasty rhythm guitarist who added so much to the tracks under the radar. A monster all-around musician. Sad shame he went out the way he did but really great to see that 40 years down the road, he is being recognized for his contributions which were many.

Agree, his daughter did an excellent job presenting this.

matt05 - 11/9/2017 at 09:24 PM

have it on the DVR. will watch it soon

robslob - 11/10/2017 at 02:26 PM

I watched it the first night it was broadcast. Sad tale but very interesting one. Even if Kath did not commit suicide (a friend said there was NO way in the doc), carelessness due to his drug use likely caused the accident with a gun that killed him.

Too many musicians get mesmerized with their own talent and caught up in their own bubble where it never occurs to them that to maintain their health they need to do something like riding a bicycle or lifting weights. Look at the pictures of Kath towards the end of the documentary...........he looked quite bad...........face very bloated and way overweight. And of course he was doing a ton of drugs.

WHAT a talent though........31 is just WAY too young.........the quote by Hendrix that Kath was better than him always blows me away.............

[Edited on 11/10/2017 by robslob]

joyful_noise - 11/10/2017 at 03:12 PM

This live show from 1970 is amazing to say the least ...

pixielf - 11/10/2017 at 06:03 PM

This live show from 1970 is amazing to say the least ...

I cried the first time I saw this video. It's great!!!

stormyrider - 11/11/2017 at 12:31 AM

Thanks for the link

AXS will be re-airing 11/12 at noon

pops42 - 11/11/2017 at 09:53 PM

He was quite a force to be reckoned with

canuckABBfan - 11/12/2017 at 11:10 AM

I need to see this, I love Chicago with Terry... not so much without him!

Soup - 11/13/2017 at 12:50 PM

Watched this last night....outstanding documentary. Very impressed that his daughter even got Peter Cetera involved. He was a no show for their rock and roll hall of fame induction and he did not partake in the excellent documentary CNN produced earlier in the year. I think his involvement in this documentary, tells you all you need to know about what Terry Kath meant to those who knew him well.

It's funny, I am 40 years old, and growing up Chicago was my "dad's music". I never gave them the time of day until I saw them on MTV in the late 80's and by then they were way too mellow for my hard rock/heavy metal tastes. As I evolved as a music fan over the years I have been shown the light.

While I am still not rocking anything they did in the 80's, their output when Terry was leading the band is mandatory listening. He was such a badass as a guitarist, vocalist and band leader....his loss is one of the most tragic in music history and I don't think he gets the attention that he deserves. This documentary should help a little. Watch it if you can.

[Edited on 11/13/2017 by Soup]

pops42 - 11/17/2017 at 05:55 PM

This was fantastic!.

pops42 - 11/17/2017 at 08:14 PM

stormyrider - 11/20/2017 at 06:44 PM

just saw it this w/e. It was great!
I've been spending time with CTA, Chicago, and the Tanglewood 1970 show.
Next on the playlist is Carnegie Hall

pops42 - 11/20/2017 at 08:48 PM

stormyrider - 11/20/2017 at 09:22 PM

Is there a copy of the Caribou ranch TV special around? I remember watching it when it came out - iirc it was very good.

MACONMUSIC - 11/25/2017 at 03:06 AM

They did 3 specials on ABC under the Dick Clark Productions banner in the 73-75 period. First one was "Chicago in the Rockies" in 73, Followed by "Meanwhile Back at the Ranch" in 74 and "Rockin New Years Eve" in 75....The first one IMO was the best, which showed them playing a studio cut of "Tired of Being Alone" w/ Rev. Al Green....Killer version which showed how soulful that original lineup could be. Lots of great Kath footage....The other 2 specials were good but had some kind of "hokey" content as well....I believe all 3 can be found in their entirety on YouTube....Back in the day, these guys were absolute MotherF'ers as musicians....Great original band.

stormyrider - 11/25/2017 at 06:03 PM

Pretty sure it was the 1st one I'm thinking about.

WarEagleRK - 12/7/2017 at 02:35 PM

Here is a great podcast interview with Michelle Kath Sinclair who did this documentary about her dad. Well worth taking the time to listen.

Fretsman - 2/15/2018 at 03:12 AM

I missed this baby, I caught the last 15 min's and DVR'd it. Lackluster ending with his guitars unearthed but ravaged with some parts missing.

I have saved it and have done random "Upcoming Shows" checks,

Well it paid off, It's on this Tues and Weds 2/20 & 2/21. I just programed it to DVR the whole thing.

[Edited on 2/15/2018 by Fretsman]

samadams757 - 2/15/2018 at 03:59 PM

Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience is on AXS again 2/20/18 at 10:00 PM Eastern

Is this the same show?

islalala - 2/15/2018 at 04:33 PM

I missed this baby, I caught the last 15 min's and DVR'd it. Lackluster ending with his guitars unearthed but ravaged with some parts missing. [Edited on 2/15/2018 by Fretsman]

That ending will make so much more sense after seeing the whole thing. Very metaphorical to how Terry's life is portrayed.

samadams757 - yes, same one!

shep66 - 2/20/2018 at 01:41 AM

One of the greatest rock musicians to ever live. That band had a sound like no other. Such a furtive time in musical history. Those of us that weren't of age during that time can't understand how freely everyone lived back then. Such a wonderful time to come of age.

Having said that, I'm very grateful his daughter took on this project, as it did provide many insights into Terry's life.

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