Sunday, March 8, 2009
Kill Your Idols (2004, film)
Swans, DNA, Foetus, Suicide, Flux Information Sciences, James Chance and the Contortions, Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Liars, Black Dice etc.
A 2004 documentary about the New York music scene. Especially the short-lived No Wave movement which came into life somewhere along the mid 70s and died in the early-mid 80s. With a comparison to the NY music scene of today (or rather 2002). Which leads to many pretentious rants by the old timers, especially by the oh god so awful Lydia Lunch (also in Teenage Jesus and the Jerks). It's fine though, we still have Michael Gira (Swans) and Arto Lindsay (DNA) to save the film.
Kill Your Idols Part 1
Kill Your Idols Part 2
For those of you interested I will in continuation be posting a series of no wave albums during the next few days.
No New York
Swans - Filth
Flux Information Sciences - Private/Public
8 Eyed Spy