Music fans are abstinent. For more songs that come out, or streaming shows that are made, there is nothing like being able to see the bands play live. So that concert addicts miss those moments less, we leave two documentaries of the Rolling Stones, available on Netflix.
Olé Olé Olé, a journey through Latin America follows the Rolling Stones tour in early 2016 to 10 cities across the continent. In addition to showing the live presentations of all the shows, it places special emphasis on the furor unleashed by the British band. The premiere caused great surprise to Argentine fans For two reasons. The first because Netflix did not announce the launch, and the second because Argentina is one of the leading places.
The trailer begins with Keith Richards from the Four Season Hotel in Buenos Aires. “Argentina was the first place in the region we touched. Our first contact with the subconscious. If I’m in Argentina, this (the hotel) is my home. My temporary home, it’s not bad at all. I didn’t sleep well last night. I think which is through these windows. Let’s see what happens (opens the blind). I wake up with the ‘olé olé olé, Richards, Richards’ and I think: ‘OK, time to get up’. For some reason, they always supported us a lot “, the guitarist reflects on the video.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood at the No Filter US Tour in California in 2019. Photo: Reuters / Mario Anzuoni.
Charlie Watts adds: “The first time we came we couldn’t believe it. It felt like the ’60s, but with more intensity. Crazy. And it stayed that way.” Mick Jagger also spoke about the impact of the band in the country. He referred to the times of dictatorship when musicians could not play in Argentina: “In our absence a kind of cult arose, the rollingas.”
On the other hand, Under the influence has Richards as the protagonist. It premiered in 2015 and is directed by Morgan Neville. The documentary was originally intended as a promotional video for Crosseyed Heart, Richards’ return album after 23 years, but was extended to a feature film that paints a portrait of a rock icon.
The film avoids controversial topics such as drug use and the musician’s relationship with Anita Pallenberg. He gets into more personal and sentimental issues. Richards confesses that his first and great musical inspiration was his mother, Doris. “My mom was a beautiful music fan with incredible taste,” she says in the video.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at MetLife Stadium. Photo: Evan Agostini / Invision / AP.
Doris introduced her only child to jazz stars like Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Billy Eckstine. He also showed him Mozart and introduced him to country music.
The film mixes footage with current images of the musician. Talk about its beginnings. Richards remembers how it was the first time he came to New York. “The buildings, the sensation and the smell of the place, that night I remember having written to my mother,” he says about the surprise he felt when he saw that city.
The artist talks about his solo career and the moment of composing songs: “With the right frame of mind and with the right instrument, there is a certain feeling of being an antenna, receiving and then transmitting.”