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Kill Your Idols
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27 January 2007 (Japan) See more »
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You Are A Target Market.
Plot:
A documentary on thirty years of alternative NYC rock 'n roll. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Ron Albertson ... Himself
Angus Andrew ... Himself
Tristan Bechet ... Himself
Hisham Bharoocha ... Himself
Glenn Branca ... Himself
Sebastien Brault ... Himself
Brian Chase ... Himself
Bjorn Copeland ... Himself
Eric Copeland ... Himself
Susan Donaldson ... Herself
Michael Gira ... Himself
Aaron Hemphill ... Himself

Eugene Hutz ... Himself
Oren Kaplan ... Himself
Lung Leg ... Herself (archive footage)
Arto Lindsay ... Himself
Lydia Lunch ... Herself
Matthew McAuley ... Himself (as Matt McAuley)
Brain McPeck ... Himself
Thurston Moore ... Himself
Pat Nature ... Himself
Chris Pravdica ... Himself

Pamela Racine ... Herself
Lee Ranaldo ... Himself
Martin Rev ... Himself
Sergei Ryabtsev ... Himself (as Sergey Rjabtzev)
Jim Sclavunos ... Himself
J.G. Thirlwell ... Himself (as Jim Thirlwell)
Aaron Warren ... Himself
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Nick Zinner ... Himself

Directed by
Scott Crary  (as S.A. Crary)
 
Produced by
Dan Braun .... executive producer
Josh Braun .... executive producer
Scott Crary .... producer (as S.A. Crary)
 
Cinematography by
Scott Crary  (as S.A. Crary)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Crary  (as S.A. Crary)
 
Editorial Department
Marta Forns-Escudé .... additional editor (as Marta Forns Escudé)
 
Thanks
Beth B .... special thanks (as Beth B.)
Scott B .... special thanks
Michelle Belcher .... special thanks
Bob Bert .... special thanks
D.N.A. .... special thanks
Vincent Gallo .... extra special thanks
David Godlis .... special thanks
Richard Kern .... special thanks
Lydia Lunch .... special thanks
New York Dolls .... special thanks
Paul Sevigny .... special thanks
Suicide .... special thanks
Tom Surgel .... special thanks (as Tom Surgal)
Wharton Tiers .... special thanks
Nick Zedd .... special thanks
 

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USA:75 min
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The title of the film is inspired by the Sonic Youth song "Kill Yr Idols".See more »
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Features Punking Out (1978)See more »
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Things Will Never Be the SameSee more »

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1 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
No Wave - New York - Next Wave, 12 April 2007
Author: Robert Vaessen (robsworld) from United States

A short documentary about the New York, 'No Wave' music scene. Bridging past and present, this movie starts out well, and the interviews with some of the older artists were great. Truthful, unpretentious, no holds barred. What was 'No Wave?' A musical movement that grew out of Punk Rock. Was it Punk Rock? Well, sort of, but not really. It was/is a more artistic expression, more of an experimental ethic. Unconventional to be sure, but the association by sound (with Punk) isn't as strong as the ethic (revolutionary). This documentary was obviously trying to show the continuation of this ethic, from past to present. I think it would have been better served as a focus on the roots of this movement, as the connection to the current music scene (up to 2004), paints the current group as more concerned with commercial aspects of their success, than they are with an honest expression of their own music. I like the way they let the artists tell the story, but some of the footage was a bit rough (poor quality), and then there was the totally unnecessary scene depicting oral sex?! What the? Why was that in there? In the end, it was a part of my past that really enjoyed this movie.

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