Docs That Rock

Doc Memories: 1991 The Year Punk Broke


You can view the whole thing in pieces in low res on YouTube. Or if you live in NYC, go to the Walter Reade theater on Monday May 4 at 8:15 pm and catch one of the best films about grunge 1991: The Year Punk Broke. Director David Markey was there at the beginning of the movement and has some super rare footage of bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., etc. doing their thing in Europe. Markey also kept an excellent tour diary, where regales behind the scene stories, such as the one where he himself was yelling out songs from offstage for Nirvana to play because they were too ‘sroomed out to stick to their set list.

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May 2, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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  1. […] Saturday’s post about the Seattle scene made me nostalgic for other docs that profile hotspots as a source of musical exploration. Athens, GA Inside/Out (which I admit to seeing back in the day, even if my age can be more closely inferred) featured bands I absolutely loved like R.E.M., B-52s, Love Tractor and especially Pylon – all from that tiny college town. The film had that kinetic energy that made Athens feel like it was the coolest spot on the planet. […]

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