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Urgh! A Music War (1981)

R | | Documentary, Music | May 1982 (USA)
Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980. The biggest names on the bill are the Police and UB 40 but every performance is a ... See full summary »

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Wall of Voodoo ...
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Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Marc Moreland ...
Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Chas T. Gray ...
Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Bruce Moreland ...
Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Joe Nanini ...
Himself - Wall of Voodoo
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Joel Bogen ...
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Pete Bush ...
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Charlie Francis ...
Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Steve Bray ...
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John Cooper Clarke ...
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Andy McCluskey ...
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Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980. The biggest names on the bill are the Police and UB 40 but every performance is a jewel, a time capsule of the influenced and the influential in rock music right up to today. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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Those were the days
7 April 2000 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

By that time, my friends were listening to ugly music like Styx or Emerson Lake and Palmer. They thought I was kind of crazy to listen to X and the Cramps. I had also the big chance to have this film on tape. I also got the double LP of the music. Some of this stuff is still good to listen to (Wall of Voodoo, X, Fleshtones, Police, Cramps) but to see this film is also an incridible experience. See zany John Otway! But for me, the Cramps performance of Tear it up is one the greatest moment of pure rock and roll catch on film. And who was that strange girl of the Alley Cats? Who were the Alley Cats? Their song is amazing! Seems like all these people have a lot of fun back then.


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