Michel Gondry’s new film Moon Indigo might be my new favorite movie based on this French trailer alone.
“Urgh! A Music War” (1981)
Yes, the entire film, on YouTube. This is a famous concert film consisting of nothing but one live performance after another, by dozens of bands like Devo, Dead Kennedys, Pere Ubu, Echo & The Bunnymen, XTC, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Police, Gary Numan, Gang of Four, The Cramps, X…
I haven’t seen it in decades, but I remember it being great. Super low budget — no interviews or other fluff — but the sound is decent and the bands are great.
According to Boing Boing you can also buy a (semi-?) legit DVD-R of it from Amazon.
Omigosh. It’s the whole movie. I’m so glad this is available on youtube. The first time I watched this movie was in college. I rented it from Videomatica (one of the best video-stores in Western Canada) I must have been 19. I bootlegged it pretty quickly after. I think that the original copy now has a safe home is in UBC Film’s video libary, which they purchased when Videomatica was selling off their rental stock.
To say that this movie made a huge impact on me is an understatement. URGH! is assultive when it comes to how many bands it showcases, from one of my favorite eras of music. So much artistry going on onstage, so many different aesthetics for two whole glorious hours!
I’m going to go see it at Nitehawk on January 19th for my birthday if anyone wants to come with.
(via postpunk)Source: youtube.com