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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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Derek Burbidge
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wall of Voodoo Wall of Voodoo ... Themselves
Stan Ridgway ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Marc Moreland Marc Moreland ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Chas T. Gray Chas T. Gray ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Bruce Moreland Bruce Moreland ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Joe Nanini Joe Nanini ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Toyah Willcox ... Herself (as Toyah Wilcox)
Joel Bogen Joel Bogen ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Pete Bush Pete Bush ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Charlie Francis Charlie Francis ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Steve Bray Steve Bray ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke ... Himself
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ... Themselves (as Orchestral Manoeuvres)
Paul Humphreys Paul Humphreys ... Himself - Orchestral Manoeuvres
Andy McCluskey 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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Live it... 'Cause You Can't Stop It! See more »

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock... mousikos polemos See more »

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Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The version of the film released as part of the Warner Archive DVD series omits Two Little Boys by Splodgenessabounds. See more »

Connections

References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Little Boys
Written by Edward Madden and Theodore Morse
Performed by Splodgenessabounds (as Splodgeness Abounds)
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Before it was pop...
6 March 2001 | by jeff667See all my reviews

An excellent picture of what the punk/new wave scene was before the sound got co-opted by the mainstream. The Devo live performance really rocks, and you get to see many smaller artists that got overlooked when this genre took over the top 40. It really shows you how much fun and interesting music can be when it isn't being pushed by big labels and a band's sound can be created naturally without pressure to meet a certain standard. Last I saw it aired on the Sundance Channel.


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