1991: The Year Punk Broke

1992, Movie, NR, 99 mins

We've already witnessed the birth and assimilation into the mainstream of punk rock, beginning in the late 1970s and early 80s, and now comes what could be called a punk documentary. 1991: THE YEAR PUNK BROKE is the visual equivalent of a punk album: raw, fast, loud, sometimes incoherent and defiantly uncommercial.

This film documents a tour of Europe in the summer of 1991 by New York music pioneers Sonic Youth, an increasingly popular outfit that combines avant-garde sound with the fury and attitude of punk. They perform about half of the film's songs, along with soon-to-be-huge Seattle grunge kings Nirvana, female thrashers Babes in Toyland and the somewhat m...

Released: 1992 Rated: NR Length: 99 mins

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