Published Apr 19, 2011It's been 20 years since the Sonic Youth tour documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke was pressed on VHS. The film chronicled life on the road with the alternative legends, not to mention the little band they brought along with them: Nirvana. For whatever reason, the movie was never released on DVD. That is, until now: an anniversary edition of the flick will be coming out this fall.
On top of some raging performances from Sonic Youth and Nirvana, filmmaker David Markey also captured clips of other acts like Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, Gumball and the Ramones, not to mention some candid backstage moments.
On top of the original film, there will also be a handful of extras and bonus features on the DVD, which will be issued by We Got Power Films. A press release reveals that a 42-minute bonus film called (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale features "previously unseen mind-blowing Sonic and Nirvana performances (including 'Inhuman,' 'White Kross,' 'Orange Rolls/Angel's Spit,' 'Eric's Trip,' 'Chapel Hill,' and 'In Bloom') and plenty of revelatory and rockin' (and hilarious) never before seen off-stage and on-stage material."
You can watch a couple of clips, including a wonky Nirvana festival gig, here.
The DVD also contains commentary on the film from Markey and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, rough edits of performances material, a photo slide show, the original trailer and more.
The DVD release doesn't have a firm release date yet, but is expected out later this year.
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