Sonic Youth/Nirvana Tour Do***entary Film 1991: The Year Punk Broke Finally Coming to DVD
If you were one of those kids who grew up on alternative rock in the 1990s, there's a very good chance you owned a VHS copy of 1991: The Year Punk Broke, a do***entary about Sonic Youth touring Europe back in the days right before alternative rock became the sort of thing your parents asked you about at the dinner table. Nirvana, Sonic Youth's openers on that tour, were all over the movie, and it also featured footage of Dinosaur Jr., the Ramones, Babes in Toyland, and Gumball. Now, Slicing Up Eyeballs reports that the film is finally coming to DVD.
According to director Dave Markey, Universal Music is planning an extended 20th anniversary edition of the movie later this year. It will include a 42-minute film called "(This Is Known As) The Blues Scale", which contains bonus performances from Sonic Youth ("Inhuman", "White Kross", "Orange Rolls/Angel's Spit", and "Eric's Trip") and Nirvana ("In Bloom"). Watch clips from "(This Is Known As) The Blues Scale" here. The DVD will also contain footage of a 2003 panel discussion with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, and Steve Shelley, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, and Markey, as well as more performance material and commentary from Markey and Moore.
Below, check Sonic Youth performing "Schizophrenia" in the movie.
__________________ "Billy Corgan is one reason to think maybe it wasn't so bad we only got to know Kurt as long as we did." - Adam Pally
i have the vhs. every couple of years i would check around to see if it god dvdeed. yay now that it will. i love the whole truth or dare spoofing kim does in between performance clips. kim as madonna, j mascis as sandra bernhard. and the killer performance of brother james! krist and dave with the foodstuffs!