Tuesday, 19 April 2011
DVD Release: 1991: The Year Punk Broke
It's been reported that cult documentary film 1991: The Year Punk Broke is finally getting a DVD release! And just when I was trying to shake myself out of my 90's music rut...
According to Slicing Up Eyeballs, director Dave Markey (of We Got Power Films) says Universal Music is releasing the DVD, which follows Sonic Youth's headline tour of Europe in '91, with their support band Nirvana in tow.
There's also footage of Dinosaur Jr, Ramones, Babes in Toyland and Gumball, with commentary by Markey and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, as well as rough edits and a photo slideshow. For those who've already worn out their VHS copies of the film, there's more in store thanks to a 42-minute bonus movie, titled (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale, featuring previously unreleased Sonic Youth and Nirvana performances of the songs 'Inhuman', 'White Kross', 'Orange Rolls/Angel’s Spit', 'Eric’s Trip', 'Chapel Hill' and 'In Bloom', plus “plenty of revelatory and rockin’ (and hilarious) never-before-seen off-stage and on-stage material.”
The DVD is due for release in the Autumn.