Cover image for Texas
Crowe, Russell, 1964-
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002?]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A documentary/concert film that follows the band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts from Sydney to London to Austin, Texas as they embark on an intense schedule of rehearsals, album recording, and live concerts.
General Note:

Uses DVD encryption technology to offer multi-strata viewing that reveals outtakes, bonus footage, song lyrics, music videos, and a hidden 25-minute featurette, "60 odd hours in Italy."

For specific features see interactive menu.
Reading Level:
"This documentary is not rated and contains language that may be inappropriate for persons under 17"--Container.
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ML421.T48 T4 2002V Adult DVD Central Library

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30 Odd Foot of Grunts are a meat-and-potatoes roots rock band from Australia who haven't quite reached the pinnacle of international stardom just yet. As a result, several of the members have day jobs to help pay the rent when they're not busy playing music. The lead singer has done just a bit better than his mates in this department -- his name is Russell Crowe, and he's won an Academy Award and become one of the world's most bankable leading men as the star of such films as Gladiator, The Insider, L.A. Confidential, and A Beautiful Mind. When his schedule permits, Crowe still gigs with TOFOG (as many of their fans call them), and in 2001 he met up with his longtime friend and lead guitarist Billy Dean Cochran (with whom Crowe had been making music since the mid-'80s) and their bandmates Garth Adam, David Kelly, Stewart Kriwin, and Dave Wilkins for an intensive round of rehearsals in London, leading up to recording sessions in Austin, TX, for their fifth album, Bastard Life or Clarity, topped off by three packed-to-the-rafters shows at a local beer-and-BBQ joint. Texas is Crowe's self-described "home movie" of the band's stint in the Lone Star State; it allows all six members of members of the group a chance to talk about their life in music, as well as discussing the mixed blessing of having your lead singer become one of the world's biggest film stars not long after he joined the band. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi