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Urgh: Music War

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 4, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000008LWN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Brady on April 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
URGH! a Music War was first a film and double LP soundtrack. It was released back in 1982, when I was first getting my feet wet in British and American post-punk music. The film itself is great,showcasing a variety of acts all under the loose umbrella of "New Wave" from the power-pop of the Police, the Go-Go's, and XTC, to the electro musings of Gary Numan, and the totally uncatagorizable, sadly missed and WAY ahead of his time Klaus Nomi. Each group was shown playing one song each, and the film hops all over the globe, from New York, Santa Monica, to Paris and London. Unfortunately, there are several groups in the film not on the original double LP ( which I still have ) such as Invisible Sex and Spodgness Abounds ( I think I spelled that correctly, my memory fails me ) and more than that, there are several artists on the original double Lp that were left off the CD release, such as Toyah Wilcox. I suppose this was done in order to fit all they could on one compact disc, but it is a disservice to both the artists and the fans of the original movie. Why can this movie not be re-released on DVD?? Is there not an audience for it? I have seen several used copies of the VHS cassette on E-bay and the like, going for upwards of $100.The original film and double LP format I would give 5 stars. It is an invaluable document of early eighties alternative rock. However, I dock the CD release a few points for leaving out so many great songs and artists. Until this is re-released on DVD, I will hold on to my LP, thank you very much, and play it, scratches and all, and re-live those early, crazy days of my youth.
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Format: Audio CD
The best ever panorama of the alternative (then) music scene in the early 80's. The Police in top (then) form. Devo when Devo WAS Devo. The Cramps in a completely obscene performance. Lost gems like Au Pairs, Athletic Spizz, Alley Cats and others lost in the battle to limelight. Can't recommend it enough. I do have the double-vinyl (not for sale) AND the VHS but we really need the CD (extra, previously unreleased tracks???) and DVD.
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Bought the vinyl back in the day then saw the film. On the first viewing of the movie I remember grabbing the album as a track listing of who was up next. No joy, several acts are missing from the album, which threw me. The Alleycats and UB40 come to mind. The Alley Cats in particular are one of the acts that make the film a great archival item. Great album, even better film, if you have the time.
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Without a doubt, this is THE GREATEST punk movie concert ever recorded!! CRAMPS are like nothing else. Nothing else to be said!!
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By A Customer on June 25, 2003
Format: Audio CD
A GREAT COLLECTION OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE MUSIC LIVE! PLUS NONE OF THE LIVE SONGS APPEAR ON THE GROUPS OWN ALBUMS
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