Sonic Youth To Release Seminal Documentary Featuring Nirvana

Sonic Youth have announced plans to release their seminal tour documentary "1991: The Year Punk Broke" featuring previously unseen footage of Nirvana.

Sonic Youth To Release Seminal Documentary Featuring Nirvana
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Sonic Youth have announced plans to release their seminal tour documentary "1991: The Year Punk Broke" featuring previously unseen footage of Nirvana, on DVD. The film documents the group touring European festivals with Kurt Cobain's band, The Ramones, Dinosaur Jr and Babes In Toyland. You can watch footage of the opening scene by scrolling down and clicking below. The documentary has never been released on DVD and it is currently out of print. But Sonic Youth have restored and remastered the film which now comes with 65 minutes of previously unreleased bonus material shot during the tour, reports Rolling Stone. The new footage also includes an unseen live clip of Nirvana playing "In Bloom" and Sonic Youth performing "White Cross", "Eric's Trip" and "Inhuman". A US release date for the film has been scheduled for September 6. No UK date has yet been set.
Thanks for th report to NME.com.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    For an article about Sonic Youth, there is actually quite a bit of wrong here. The documentary is about Sonic Youth. It features bands they have played with, yes, but it is about them. First of all, making the title "featuring Nirvana" is stupid, because Nirvana is a tiny part of this documentary AND other bands are featured. Having never before seen footage is cool and all, but I think it's lousy that they tried to make that the focal point. It's a cheap way of trying to attract readers in a very biased way. Fans of Sonic Youth like myself would be happy with just the news of the documentary itself, and even the fact that it will feature bands they toured with. This was just cheap though. Oh and Kurt Cobain's band? Jesus christ.
    Caribousunking
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: For an article about Sonic Youth, there is actually quite a bit of wrong here. The documentary is about Sonic Youth. It features bands they have played with, yes, but it is about them. First of all, making the title "featuring Nirvana" is stupid, because Nirvana is a tiny part of this documentary AND other bands are featured. Having never before seen footage is cool and all, but I think it's lousy that they tried to make that the focal point. It's a cheap way of trying to attract readers in a very biased way. Fans of Sonic Youth like myself would be happy with just the news of the documentary itself, and even the fact that it will feature bands they toured with. This was just cheap though. Oh and Kurt Cobain's band? Jesus christ.
    I can understand your point, but I think the reason Nirvana is mentioned in the articles title is because any unseen Nirvana footage is very interesting to fans of Nirvana. So, when footage surfaces of Nirvana it's going to be big news. Sonic Youth are releasing the dvd, but that doesn't mean that the headliner can't incorporate the fact that Nirvana are in it too. It's better and more practical to do it this way rather than having 2 seperate articles, right? "Sonic Youth to release dvd" and "Unseen Nirvana footage to feature in documentary". You actually just come across as bitter that Sonic Youth aren't as recognised in their own right as Nirvana were. I'm fans of both bands and I saw the documentary many moons ago. I'll look forward to seeing the unseen stuff. And Nirvana is Kurt Cobains band. (in as much as it was Krist and Dave's) This is journalism. It should be informative for those who aren't aware.
    thedevil
    good job, we need more level headed people like you when the nirvana trolls pop up. Can't wait to see this dvd! About damn time they released it tho