1991: The Year Punk Broke

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1991: The Year Punk Broke
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VHS box cover of 1991: The Year Punk Broke
Directed by Dave Markey
Produced by We Got Power Productions
Sonic Life
Music by Sonic Youth
Nirvana
Dinosaur Jr
Babes in Toyland
Gumball
The Ramones
Distributed by Tara Films
Release date(s) 13 april 1993
Running time 95 mins.
Country United States
Language English

1991: The Year Punk Broke , released in 1993, is a documentary directed by Dave Markey featuring American alternative rock band Sonic Youth on tour in Europe in 1991. While Sonic Youth is the focus of the documentary, the film also gives attention to Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, Gumball and The Ramones. Also featured in the film are Mark Arm, Dan Peters and Matt Lukin of Mudhoney and roadie Joe Cole, who was murdered in a robbery three months after the tour ended. The film is dedicated to him.

Several scenes in the film involve re-enactments and references to scenes from the contemporaneous Madonna tour documentary, Truth or Dare, such as Gordon complaining about "industry people" in the front row, or Cobain, introduced as "Costner" telling Sonic Youth that their show was "neat". At a screening of the film at the 2008 All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Monticello, New York, Markey mentioned that the working title for the film was Tooth or Hair, as a further play on this connection. The film was released on DVD on September 13, 2011.[1]

Cast[edit]

Sonic Youth
Babes in Toyland
Dinosaur Jr.
Gumball
Mudhoney
Nirvana
Ramones
Others

Songs included in the film[edit]

Tour Dates[edit]

The film takes place over the course of Sonic Youth and Nirvana's 1991 European tour. The European dates, given at the beginning of the film, are as follows:

Date City Country Venue/Festival
August 20, 1991 Cork
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Ireland
Sir Henry's
August 21, 1991 Dublin Top Hat
August 23, 1991 Reading
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United Kingdom
Reading Festival
August 24, 1991 Cologne
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Germany
Monsters of Spex Festival - Tanzbrunnen
August 25, 1991 Hasselt
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Belgium
Pukkelpop
August 27, 1991 Bremen
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Germany
Überschall 91 - Aladin Music Hall
August 28, 1991 Halle Easy Schorre
August 29, 1991 Stuttgart Longhorn Country & Western Saloon
August 30, 1991 Nuremberg Serenadenhof
September 1, 1991 Rotterdam
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Netherlands
Ein Abend In Wien - De Doelen

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