David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »
"Pearl Jam: Touring Band 2000" features twenty-eight full length songs from various cities on the band's 2000 U.S. tour. The video includes live music clips, videos, behind the scenes shots... See full summary »
A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. band Fugazi, covering the 10 year period of 1987-1996. Far from a traditional documentary, this is a musical document; a ... See full summary »
In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts.
This documentary feature film tells a story of life and death in South Central Los Angeles. A struggle beyond the nearby Hollywood limelight among people for whom state intervention comes mostly with a siren attached.
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
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The Northwest is where flying saucers - where the term "flying saucers" was coined. The Northwest is where Louie Louie's from. The Northwest is where - is the serial killer capital of the world. We have more unsolved serial killings here than any other place in the United States. I mean, the Manson Family used to vacation up this way. This place is weird - a lot of occult stuff. All this stuff is a factor in what happened in the music.
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The credits end with the statement "Your town is next." See more »
It's my hope that future musicians who are trying to make real music as
opposed to Spice Girls pap and that ilk will look at this documentary and
try not to make the same mistakes, and allow the hype to overwhelm what
could have been a real musical revolution. The high points (or low points,
depending on your point of view) are the Muzak version of "Smells Like Teen
Spirit" and when the ex-Sub Pop employee made up "grunge" terms that The New
York Times printed as gospel. I wish this had acknowledged earlier Seattle
musicians like Hendrix and Heart, and tried to answer whether the
Nirvana-Pearl Jam feud was real or just part of the hype, but otherwise,
this is an important cautionary tale, and it's also fun and informative. Oh
yeah, and the music is great too.
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