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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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band | rock music | punk | reggae | rocker | See All (15) »

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Live it... 'Cause You Can't Stop It! See more »

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Documentary | Music

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May 1982 (USA)  »

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Rock... mousikos polemos  »

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Shadow Line
Written by Keith Streng and Peter Zaremba
Performed by The Fleshtones
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Found out why there's no Urgh! A Music War DVD yet...(read on)
26 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Because of an exclusive contract to publish this movie on a now dead format (CED), the contracts for the individual artists are missing. Because you can't renegotiate a contract without the original to amend, no one can touch this. Its currently owned by its original producer, Miles Copeland (founder of IRS records), and he has the film of THREE songs from each band in storage, but because of the legal land lock he cannot release it. If he does some day, we can look forward to a 6 hour 2 DVD special edition.

Pretty sad to say the very least. We can only hope one day (soon) that the original contracts will be found as this will make a MAJOR DVD release!! Oh, human error!!


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