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    Triumph Rock & Roll Machine doc

    Anyone else looking forward to this one?...



    Here's a review from the premier at the 2021 Toronto Int'l. Film Fest:

    https://povmagazine.com/tiff-2021-tr...achine-review/

    I've seen most of the Banger Films productions and material vs time spent usually
    leaves me with one in the win column. Not many surprises but if you're looking for
    a look back at "the good ol' days", it's decent entertainment.

    And then there's this:

    Why Triumph Used to Be Confused With Rush
    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/triumph-band-rush/
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    I remember liking them in the early to mid 1980s. Actually got to see them once on (if memory serves) the Thunder 7 tour. It was an album I didn't care for, but my best bud at the time got several tickets for the show...I seem to recall I initially didn't want to go even though he had said he could get me a ticket, and then whoever he got the ticket for ended up not being able to go so I was re-asked and said sure. It was a good light show with good pyro.

    In terms of the studio stuff, I didn't care for much of what the band did after Never Surrender...that post-Surrender stuff came off as too sterile or calculated or whatever. I do remember watching the live vids MTV played for Magic Power and Fight The Good Fight a lot back in 1982 or so.

    In the late 1990s or early 2000s - somewhere in there - I remember buying a live Triumph dvd from a show recorded in...1987, I think. The band had added a second guitarist onstage, and the live dvd wasn't to my liking. Then the band released their full set from the US Festival, which I bought and still enjoy. I ended up getting a copy of Triumph Live In Baltimore from 1981 or 1982, which was a proshot gig where the MTV vids I mentioned were taken from. I got the dvd as part of a bootleg trade I did with someone via snail mail. The copy I got ran a little over an hour. Good stuff from when the band (to my mind, anyway) were peaking.

    From what I can gather, it's primarily Rik Emmett who has been the one resistant to reforming the band beyond a few one-off gigs here and there. I wasn't particularly upset when I heard the band had stopped working together because by the time Emmett left in the late 1980s I hadn't been paying attention to them for a few years, anyway.

    But, yeah, I'd be interested in seeing that documentary. Triumph were a good rock and roll band. They had their moments. Better a Triumph documentary than another one (or ANY one) for Motley Crue, far as I'm concerned.
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    I see the director of the Triumph doc is the same guy who put together the Rush doc Beyond The Lighted Stage, which I thought was an EXCELLENT documentary...so while I would never claim I like Triumph nearly as much as I liked Rush, at least the Triumph doc should be competently made if nothing else.

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    No release info on the doc yet but fans might wanna check this out:

    TRIUMPH Announces Opening Of The 'Triumph Vault'
    https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/tr...triumph-vault/

    Some pretty cool stuff.

    https://triumphvault.com/

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    One of those Triumph Vault items is an Allied Forces 40th Anniversary box set, which contains quite a bit of different stuff inside and is signed by all three band members for $650 USD per box set.

    That's really the only item within the vault I'd have interest in, but not - again, I'm not a hardcore Triumph fan, but doubtless there are enough who WOULD pay that amount - for $650 a pop.

    I wouldn't even pay a third of that price to see Triumph (or any other band, for that matter) live.

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