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Hype! (1996)

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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

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Credited cast:
7 Year Bitch ...
Themselves
Valerie M. Agnew ...
Herself - 7 Year Bitch (as Valerie Agnew)
Carrie Akre ...
Herself - Hammerbox
Jeff Ament ...
Himself - Pearl Jam
Dawn Anderson ...
Herself - Local Music Critic
Michael Anderson ...
Himself - Blood Circus
Paul Arkin ...
Band Practice Space Tour
Mark Arm ...
Himself - Mudhoney
James Atkins ...
Himself - Hammerbox
John Atkins ...
Himself - Seaweed
Jon Auer ...
Himself - The Posies
Love Battery ...
Themselves
Leighton Beezer ...
Himself - Stomach Pump / The Thrown Ups
Martin Bernier ...
Himself - Some Velvet Sidewalk
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The world of grunge. This documentary examines the Seattle scene as it became the focus of a merging of punk rock, heavy metal, and innovation. Building from the grass roots, self-promoted and self-recorded until break-out success of bands like Nirvana brought the record industry to the Pacific Northwest, a phenomenon was born. More than just an examination of the music, this is a look at how this artistic movement became a societal and fashion trend with a major effect on American culture. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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surviving the northwest rock explosion


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$106,599 (USA) (22 November 1996)

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$268,520 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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Martin Rushent: It's taking rock right back to its basics, which is, go up there, make a hell of a noise and make sure you play music your parents don't like.
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Great film documenting the hype and history surrounding the "seattle sound"

This film documents what was is referred to as the "Grunge", or "Seattle scene". It goes into depth exploring the tools the media, and corporations used to exploit and market this scene.

It goes back to the roots of grunge siting such bands as Skin Yard, Green River, and Mudhoney. One great thing about this film is the soundtrack. It's the best soundtrack since "Singles". It features The Gits, Mudhoney, Green River, The Fastbacks, etc.

Watch this film. Watch live performances, interviews with SoundGarden, Pearl Jam, etc.


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