URGH! A MUSIC WAR

Director Derek Burbidge
Year 1981
Starring Devo, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo
Rating R
Run Time 96min
More Info IMDb

Screening on 35mm film. Co-presented by Clockwork Records.

Dramatic.  Ridiculous.  Manically charged.  Churning.  Charming.  Awkward.  Unpredictable.  Alchemic.  Sweat-soaked.  Funny.  Goofy.  Rad.  Simply one of the world’s greatest mixtapes. This legendary 1980 concert film is a Woodstock-ian presentation of the era’s cutting-edge post-punk and synthpop: Devo, Dead Kennedys, X, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, Gang of Four, The Police, Wall of Voodoo, Pere Ubu, Magazine and more.  Rarely were these bands afforded the full, lavish 35mm film shoot treatment; Urgh! remains a close-up peek at some of the most furious underground groups of the era at the peak of their powers.

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