Who says nostalgia ain't what it used to be? Actually, Seven Ages of Rock, the seven-part series currently showing on ABC TV, isn't just another wallow in the glory days of the 1960s.
As the title suggests, it attempts to document the development of rock music through various phases, which it does thematically rather than chronologically. From The Birth of Rock to episode seven, Indie Rock, the technique is archival music footage mixed with contemporaneous interviews mixed with current interviews with those involved. (There is therefore some fun to be had seeing what fat bastards some of the idols of the '60s, '70s and '80s have become.)