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...