Stamping Ground (1971)

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Stamping Ground (1971)
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Genre: Documentary

Concert film

Photography: Color
Running Time: 89 minutes
Country: The Netherlands
Release Date: 14 October 1971 (West Germany)

March 30, 1973 (United States)

Directed by: Hans Jürgen Pohland

George Sluizer

Distributed by: Cine 3-Planet Film?
Starring: Santana

Al Stewart

Canned Heat

Quintessence

T. Rex

Jefferson Airplane

It's a Beautiful Day

Family

"Country Joe" McDonald

Dr. John

The Flock

The Byrds

Pink Floyd

Soft Machine

Stamping Ground is a 1971 Dutch documentary film documenting the 3-day music festival, Kraligen Music Festival, held in the Kraligen-Bos in Kralingen-Crooswijk, Netherlands.

Why It Rocks

  1. Nice directing, especially during the parts that show footage showing the camera going inside clouds, and above farms throughout the Netherlands.
  2. Good performances by all of the artists listed below.
  3. Some cool scenes like the part where the violinist is playing and the thunderstorm occurs, and with some people in the forest and the scene with the swan.
  4. In some parts, the musicians' hair or clothes have a red or orange outline, which looks very cool.

Bad Qualities

  1. The interviews are alright, but the time could've been used for more performances and shots of the audience.
  2. Some of the directing isn't very good, because in some parts, the film shows the audience more than the musicians.

Songs Performed

Santana

Al Stewart

  • "Zero She Flies"

Canned Heat

  • "Human Condition"
  • "So Sad (The World's in a Tangle)"

Quintessence

  • "Giants"

T. Rex

  • "Pavilions of Sun"

Jefferson Airplane

  • "Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon"
  • "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil"

It's a Beautiful Day

  • "Wasted Union Blues"
  • "Bulgaria"

Family

  • "Drowned in Wine"

"Country Joe" McDonald

  • "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle"

Dr. John

  • "On a Mardi Gras Day (Big Brass Drum)"

The Flock

  • "Big Bird"

The Byrds

  • "Old Blue"

Pink Floyd

  • "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"
  • "A Saucerful of Secrets"

Soft Machine

  • "Esther's Nose Job"

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