Saturday, April 16, 2011

1991:The Year Punk Broke to get DVD release

You dream of this day, and then it finally arrives. Via Slicing Up Eyeballs:

"The fabled rock documentary “1991: The Year Punk Broke” — chronicling Sonic Youth’s tour of Europe that year with opening act Nirvana — finally will be released on DVD this fall in a special 20th anniversary edition featuring 42 minutes of bonus performances and other off-stage material.
The film’s director, Dave Markey, is releasing the DVD — which also features footage of Dinosaur Jr, Ramones, Babes in Toyland and Gumball — through his We Got Power Films sometime this fall. It will feature commentary by Markey and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, as well as rough edits of performance material and a slideshow.

Of most interest to fans, though, is a new 42-minute “bonus movie” called “(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.”"

This is probably the one and only time I'll be excited over a DVD release. Hurry up fall!

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