"Tell Ev'rybody Ya know...A Movie About Rock 'n Roll's Soul" The Grande Ballroom, Forever: "Louder Than Love"
That's Right, stuff your feet in to those scuffed up fruit boots! Better have your Nehru jacket hanging close by too! You just may have to grab ahold and hang on to something 60's as this Intense Teaser for the Grande Ballroom Story crescendos (Louder Than Love) through your consciousness! This movie is going to paint it's way into your pre-paisley past! For it is told that in her wild, light shows and incense filled hey-day, Detroit's Grande Ballroom showcased the Genesis of rock genius. Now the legend will live on forever thanks to this Tony D'Annunzio Hard Rock Documentary.
Simply stated; The Grande Ballroom was the Grande Mother's house of Rock during Rock's infancy. So, feel free to Click On and Right On my brother's and sister's...Let's just see and hear how much Grande'ma loves her Hard-Rockin', Axe-Kickin' babies!
[blogger's note] Overlaying the interviewee's on the Rubble inside The Grande is brilliantly creative and I think the finished product is going to be "Outta Sight!"
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"
From the Director Tony D'Annunzio
We can all get in on the excitement by kickin' out the "bread" to pay for music fees:
Russ Gibb brought in bands the likes of:
Buddy Guy's Blue's Band
The James Gang
Ten Year's After
Mother's Of Invention
The Chamber Brother's
The Bossmen The Bossmen
Country Joe And The Fish
The Pack The Pack
The Grateful Dead
More of the bands: http://www.motorcitymusicarchives.com/bandlist.html
"The Grande was Detroit's Fillmore"
"It was a legend...it's still is a legend!"
"God Bless the ghost of The Grande"
...and the congregation say's: "Amen"
[stoner's of the ages]
Grande News: http://grandenews.blogspot.com/2010/01/7-years-of-wwwthegrandeballroomcom.html
Panorama of the Grande Ballroom: http://www.detroityes.com/webisodes/2003/03daily/11-GrandeBallroom.htm
It will trip you out to see the psychedelic posters and the handbills as you scroll through the name of now-famous legends of rock! http://home.comcast.net/~lux2001/grandecal.html
Friends Of The Grande on Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Grande-Ballroom
Sir Graves Ghastly on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sirgravesghastly
In Memoriam to those that have passed on before us, thanks for the memories: