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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 ...
Themselves
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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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Herself (as Toyah Wilcox)
Joel Bogen ...
Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Pete Bush ...
Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Charlie Francis ...
Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Steve Bray ...
Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
John Cooper Clarke ...
Himself
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ...
Themselves (as Orchestral Manoeuvres)
Paul Humphreys ...
Himself - Orchestral Manoeuvres
Andy McCluskey ...
Himself - Orchestral Manoeuvres
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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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one of the greatest rock and roll films ever made
28 September 2000 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

From London to La, we are treated to some of rock's all-time greatest bands performing , unfortunately, one song each, during a great time in rock music: the post-punk era of the early '80s. You'll love some and you'll hate some, but you definitely won't be bored. Watch out for X, the go-gos, Echo and the Bunnymen, Oingo Boingo, Joan Jett, Cramps, Alley cats, Magazine, Au Pairs, Police, Wall of Voodoo, Fleshtones,999,XTC, Surf Punks and on and on and on. Great!


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