West Seattle Filmmaker Jamie Chamberlin’s second ZZ Top-related
documentary was released Oct. 20. The 2-DVD set, “Double Down Live,”
features the legendary band performing live, peppered with
behind-the-scenes footage. The film will be screened at the Feedback
Lounge Thursday night, Nov. 12, 7pm and again at 10pm, in conjunction
with the West Seattle Art Walk. Admission is free/21 & older.
To clarify, Disc 1 was not filmed by Chamberlin, but was recorded live
in 1980 at the Grugahalle, a large performance hall in Essen, Germany.
Chamberlin filmed the hour-long Disc 2 last year while he toured with
ZZ Top across the United States and Europe. They perform 11 songs on
Disc 2, including “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “I’m Bad, I’m
Nationwide,” “La Grange,” “Hey Joe,” and “Tush.”
“I shot close to 70 shows over the course of 2008, 95-percent shot on
one camera,” said Chamberlin, who attended Vancouver Film School and
met Billy Gibbons while producing rock segments for Fox-TV. Chamberlin
also filmed “Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead,” based on four
days with the ZZ Top band leader.