Here’s some unexpected news: The legendary punk/new-wave concert film Urgh! A Music War was released yesterday on DVD via Warner Archives. (Thanks to Shiv for the tip.) Up until now, you could only get the flick — which featured performances from Echo & the Bunnymen, OMD, XTC, Devo, The Go Gos, The Police, X, Klaus Nomi and more — via bootleg DVD (or, if you could find it, on VHS or by watching it when it aired occasionally on TV). The CD and vinyl versions of the soundtrack are even rarer (and more out of print). And yes, I do have a copy on vinyl.
Synth Britannia is an essential 2009 documentary about the rise – and rise of synth-based music in the UK. It’s an insightful film containing interviews with the hot and heavies of the early synth era. […]
The Color Awesome are big old-school Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans. Phil and I never missed a show back in the 80’s. Recently, Phil even did a needlepoint pillow of the Dazzle Ships album […]