The Strip’s glamor started to fade a little when the rise of night life became more popular in Las Vegas. The bands who ruled the night clubs started to leave the scene as teenagers swarmed to the Strip during the social, sexual revolution of the sixties. The rock and roll of the dark fifties evolved into protest music. It was the time of partying in the street and riot police marching.
The 1970’s witnessed some serious partying by metal bands and their metal head fans who partied like fiends. There was also punk bands, and later hair bands of the 1980’s.
The closing of Tower Records music store in 2006, one of the cornerstones of the Strip pulled the final curtain on decades of insane partying. However, the immortal Strip continue to attract swarms of new faces and personalities like a moth to the flame as the time passes, and the legend keeps growing.
The Strip was the birthplace of many music bands, movie stars, actors, and writers. Sammy Davis, Motorhead, and Kenneth Anger, to name (a very) few.
It is a documentary that’s captivating to watch from the first to the last minute. It is an important piece of history, and the puzzle of pop culture in the United States as well.
You’ll certainly enjoy the story of how various music genres came into being and how they evolved, especially during the fifties and sixties. From decade to decade, different styles and people occupied the Strip, contributing with their souls. They made the Strip what it is today, and this overdue Sunset Strip documentary help you travel through time and witness it as it unfolds.
The Sunset Strip always had a dangerous vibe that has attracted all sorts of people from all around the world. If you are a music fan, you will be most definitely intrigued by the Strip. And when you walk down the Strip, you will feel the history of this fantastic place.
You and I will probably never know who lived in the Strip and when who passed through or visited. The Strip gave lives and took them away. This movie is but a glimpse into the intriguing history of one of the craziest periods in Las Vegas.