Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/03/08
An excellent documentary featuring one of my favorite bands in one of their darkest hours. Altamont was supposed to be another Woodstock, but mixing Hells Angels and an unruly drug-fueled crowd is a recipe for disaster. The Music is great, and watching the organized chaos is frightfully effective. The emotions are genuine and you get a sense this was one of those events that closed the door on the free-love days of the 60s and ushered in a new, less altruistic era of the 70s.
Gimme Shelter is both a triumph and a tragedy, one that no music or documentary fan should miss.