Kill Your Idols

Sunday, September 06, 2009

I finally had time to relax this weekend, and as I was watching the US Open, I decided to see if there were any movies on. I stumbled onto Kill Your Idols on the Sundance Channel. It basically focuses on New York's music scene of the 80s until today. This documentary movie was released in 2004 in the UK, but it wasn't introduced to the US until in 2006. I didn't get a chance to watch the whole thing, but from what I saw, I thought it was pretty interesting.

Here's a blog post about it from Palm Pictures:
A thrilling, comprehensive guide to New York’s buzzing downtown underground post-punk scene. Director Scott Crary kicks things off with the birth of No Wave in the late 1970’s, providing an angular rush with a priceless collection of live performances from Suicide, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, the Theoretical Girls and DNA. From this initial explosion of artistic energy, the film moves through the 1980’s, passing the torch to Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth and Michael Gira of Swans, before crashlanding in the noisy Now! of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Dice, Liars, A.R.E. Weapons and the Gypsy stylings of Gogol Bordello. Interviews connect the threads between the past and the present, an ever-fertile scene is defined, celebrated and trashed with equal amounts of enthusiasm, and the creators of some of the most challenging rock music of all-time get to explain what they do, why they do it and where it’s all heading. Read an interview with Kill Your Idols director Scott Crary on Pitchfork.

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