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The Glamour & the Squalor (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 15 April 2016 (USA)
The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new ... See full summary »

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Marq Evans
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Credited cast:
Chris Ballew Chris Ballew ... Himself
Carrie Brownstein ... Herself
Kurt Cobain ... Himself (archive footage)
Marco Collins ... Himself
Benjamin Gibbard ... Himself
Michael Halloran ... Himself
Kerri Harrop Kerri Harrop ... Herself
Matt Hoyt ... Radio Executive (voice)
Ken Jordan ... Himself
Scott Kirkland ... Himself
Ryan Lewis ... Himself
Macklemore ... Himself
Shirley Manson ... Herself
Mike McCready ... Himself
Sean Nelson ... Himself
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The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new music and rising bands a simple matter of keystrokes and RSS feeds, there was the radio DJ. No one epitomized this role like Marco Collins. He was the on and off switch for an artist's potential career and was the gatekeeper credited for helping break the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Beck, Weezer and countless others. Marco's story is inspiring but universal. He turned his passion for music into a significant lifetime of work and battled some seriously determined demons along the way. And he's still standing.

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Discovery is the Ultimate High.


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USA

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English

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15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Oranje Films, Theme Park See more »
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Outstanding Documentary
23 June 2015 | by don-48310See all my reviews

I was one of the 400+ members of the audience for the world premiere of The Glamour & The Squalor. I did not grow up in Seattle but after watching this film, I wish that I had.

Marco Collins is a Seattle legend. A taste maker with a deep passion for discovering music who has dedicated his life to being a loudspeaker for emerging artists.

The film does an outstanding job sharing Marco's journey through interviews, archival footage, recreations and animation. What touched me the most is the raw emotion that Marco shared when he talked about the challenges and demons he's faced, his relationship with his Dad and the ambiguity of the future.


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