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1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 20 November 1992 (USA)
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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonic Youth ... Themselves
Kim Gordon ... Herself - Sonic Youth
Lee Ranaldo ... Himself - Sonic Youth
Steve Shelley ... Himself - Sonic Youth
Thurston Moore ... Himself - Sonic Youth
Nirvana ... Themselves
Kurt Cobain ... Himself - Nirvana
Dave Grohl ... Himself - Nirvana
Krist Novoselic ... Himself - Nirvana (as Chris Novoselic)
Dinosaur Jr. ... Themselves
Mike Johnson Mike Johnson ... Himself - Dinosaur Jr.
J. Mascis ... Himself - Dinosaur Jr.
Murph ... Himself - Dinosaur Jr.
Babes In Toyland ... Themselves
Lori Barbero Lori Barbero ... Herself - Babes in Toyland
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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 Ramones and Gumball. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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We Got Power Films

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USA

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English

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20 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Tooth or Hair See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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one for the fans
22 January 2017 | by loumiles-25568See all my reviews

if you are a fan of sonic youth or nirvana this movie is for you, you have to be a fan to get into this one, lots of live tracks, behind the scenes footage, but not really a coherent or has much of a narrative, i think there is a DVD copy available now, not sure if there is an Australian region 4 version. but it is available as a region 1. looking back on this movie, it could have been a true classic as some of the live footage is spectacular and the cast are truly interesting and inspiring characters, but that side of the film is cold, and keeps the audience at a distance. as a time capsule it keeps the myth of grunge and nirvana fully intact. watch it with a fan


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