We Got Power Films has announced the long overdue DVD release by Universal of 1991, The Year Punk Broke, a cult-favorite concert documentary that follows Sonic Youth and their openers, Nirvana, during that year’s European club and festival tour. The film also includes footage of Dinosaur Jr., the Ramones, Babes in Toyland and Gumball.
The fall 2011 release will include:
• 42 minute bonus movie entitled (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale with previously unseen mind-blowing Sonic & Nirvana performances (including “Inhuman”, “White Kross”, “Orange Rolls/Angel’s Spit”, “Eric’s Trip”, “Chapel Hill”, and “In Bloom”) and plenty of revelatory and rockin’ (and hilarious) never before seen off-stage and on-stage material
• Running audio commentary track by Thurston Moore & Dave Markey
• Rough Edits of performance material
• 2003 Panel Discussion (on the film) at the Arclight in Hollywood, with Thurston Moore, Dave Markey, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, and J. Mascis
• A photo slide show
• Theatrical trailer
Watch a never-before-seen outtake with Thurston Moore and enjoy this Sonic Youth performance of “Schizophrenia” as seen in the movie.