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Klaus Nomi has a DVD, but why no DVD for "Urgh, A Music War"?

post #1 of 15
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The other night INHD showed "Urgh, A Music War", I recorded it, and started watching some last night. It's one of may favorite concert movies because it shows bands/acts from the new wave and punk(ish) era that you'd never get a chance to see or maybe hear. The PQ was quite good. It might not have been shot in HD but the upconvert was good and it was 1.85.1. I mentioned Klaus Nomi because his act is somewhat unique and I saw he had a DVD while searching for stuff about UAMW. The Surf Punks I always get a kick out of seeing too. Its loaded with good performances.

Here's what one person on Amazon said why there is no DVD:

Because of an exclusive contract to publish this movie on a now dead format (CED), the contracts for the individual artists are missing. Because you can't renegotiate a contract without the original to amend, no one can touch this. Its currently owned by its original producer, Miles Copeland (founder of IRS records), and he has the film of THREE songs from each band in storage, but because of the legal landlock he cannot release it. If he does some day, we can look forward to a 6 hour 2 dvd special edition.


larry
post #2 of 15
I caught that too- I forgot what a GREAT music film it was. Nomi was truly... unique *lol* There are legal precedents for dealing with rights held by defunct entities. I hope they eventually get that straightened out.
post #3 of 15
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It's on again Wednesday night, Feb 28th, in case anybody else want to catch it. It's definitely worth it. Supposedly there's 3 songs filmed for each act tucked away in a vault.

larry
post #4 of 15
Love that Urgh! I have the factory made betamax tape...and the Selectavision disc! Too bad it will take lawyers to decide when this one will make a dvd debut. Hey Pooperscooper: are there any good record stores in your neck of the woods?
Tony
in olde Marblehead
post #5 of 15
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Newbury Comics it probably the best. I do 99.99% of my music buying online. It's tough to beat Amazon and its "marketplace" sellers.

I just finished watching Urgh again. Skafish, you gotta love 'em: "The sign of the cross. It will make you feel real boss". And Pere Ubu. Can you see acts like these guys anymore?

larry
post #6 of 15
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Newbury Comics it probably the best. I do 99.99% of my music buying online. It's tough to beat Amazon and its "marketplace" sellers.

I just finished watching Urgh again. Skafish, you gotta love 'em: "The sign of the cross. It will make you feel real boss". And Pere Ubu. Can you see acts like these guys anymore?

larry

999 is touring in the UK

February 2007
Fri 23rd Cellar Bar 8, Cambridge

March 2007
Fri 9th Mobster Rock Bar, Stoke-On-Trent
Sat 10th The Forum, Darlington

May 2007
Sat 12th Sawyers, Kettering
Sun 13th Daddy Cools, Knaresborough

August 2007
Sat 11th Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
post #7 of 15
Ubu would be huge with the proggers if they were still around today. They are way cooler than stuff like the Mars Volta.
post #8 of 15
In 1983, in Hartford, we saw Pere Ubu open for Magazine and The Jam. The very next night was The Ramones, also in Hartford. The next night was Jonathan Richman in Amherst. When the heck did I study?
Oh yeah, Pooperscooper, Newbury Comix has got to be one of the very best chains in the USA!!!! I have also found some dvd bargains in the Fry's/Strawberries stores that are next to the Newbury Comix at Searstown Mall.
post #9 of 15
I never saw the movie but URGH was one of my favorite albums of the 80's. Don't laugh, but I think I had it on 8 track along with vinyl and wore them both out. I'd love to see the concert.
post #10 of 15
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^^^ You can see it tonight if you have INHD. (now I think they call the channel Mojo).

Uchinn, I do stop in the Newbury Comics at Searstown every now and then. I'm always amazed at the "toys" they sell.

larry
post #11 of 15
Oh yeah...my fave "toy" is the Richard Wagner action figure??!!??!! Yup, the Richard Wagner of Der Ringen des Nibelungen fame.
post #12 of 15
Midnight, Tuesday night/Wednesday morning Eastern on INHD.

YMMV
post #13 of 15
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^^^ You can see it tonight if you have INHD. (now I think they call the channel Mojo).

Nope, don't get it. Hopefully it'll show up on UniversalHD or HDnet.
post #14 of 15
From Warner's recent chat session on HTF:

"There's talk regarding URGH!, as part of a larger music promotion."

So, uh, I guess that's... something?
post #15 of 15
I love this movie and was finally able to DVR it the other night. I'd really love to see the other DK stuff among all the others. I know I would be right in front of the line if a 6 hour special edition ever showed up.

Quite a few of these bands are still active... I've seen X and the Cramps within the last 2-3 years. DK has toured without Jello (which seems pointless). And the bigger names are all still around at least for the occasional reunion or greatest hits deal.
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