Rokk í Reykjavík
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|Rokk í Reykjavík|
|Directed by||Friðrik Þór Friðriksson|
|Starring||Several Icelandic bands|
|Distributed by||Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan|
With this documentary, Friðriksson showcases the alternative music scene through several performances of the post-punk/new wave most important bands at that time, taken from different concerts and sometimes accompanied by short interviews with musicians. The documentary portrays the lifestyle of young Icelanders opposing the establishment and advocating anarchy, as they try to find their own identity.
Rokk í Reykjavík is today considered one of the most important documentaries ever made about Icelandic music culture. It includes several bands who would go on to influence the music scene, such as Tappi Tíkarrass, a punk/pop band led by vocalist Björk Guðmundsdóttir performing two of their works: “Hrollur” and “Dúkkulísur”. The new wave band Þeyr, today considered one of the legendary Iceland bands of the early 1980s, is also featured with their songs “Rúdolf” and “Killer Boogie”, as is Einar Örn Benediktsson’s punk group Purrkur Pillnikk, also with two tracks: “Ovænt” and “Gluggagægir”.
As this film was the first Icelandic work in Dolby Stereo, it brought innovation to the Icelandic film industry. With Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan as the distributor, Rokk í Reykjavík was released in VHS format. The soundtrack to this film was released as a double LP compilation by Hugrenningur in April 1982.
|08||Where are the Bodies||05:08||Bodies|
|10||Moving Up to a Motion||03:15||Baraflokkurinn|
|14||Lífið og Tilveran||03:25||Start|
|16||Sat ég Inni á Kleppi||03:42||Egó|
|20||Hver er svo sekur?||02:35||Jonee Jonee|
|22||Kick Us Out of the Country||01:55||Bodies|
|23||Af Því Pabbi Vildi Það||01:43||Jonee Jonee|
|27||Gonna Get You||01:26||Q4U|
|32||Af Litlum Neista Verður Mikið Mál||02:30||Bruni BB|
Direction: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.
Cinematography and lightning: Ari Kristinsson.
Other shooting personnel: Árni Páll Jóhannsson, Baldur Hrafnkell Jónsson, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Jón Karl Helgason, Magnús Magnússon, Peter Auspin, Richard Crowe, Sigurður Grímsson, Sigurður Snæberg Jónsson, Sigurjón Sighvatsson, Vilhjálmur Knudsen and Þorgeir Gunnarsson.
Recording engineers from Þursabit recording studio: Júlíus Agnarsson, Tómas Magnús Tómasson, Þórður Árnason.
Sound: Jón Karl Helgason.
Edition: Ari Kristinsson, Kristín Pálsdóttir, Peter Auspin, Richard Crowe, Sigurður Grímsson, Sigurður Jón Ólafsson, Sigurður Snæberg Jónsson.
Executive board: Þorgeir Gunnarsson.
Mixing: Alan Snelling, Þórður Árnason.
Sound production: Anvil Studios, Abbey Road, London.
Video production: Johan Ankerstjerne a/s, Kaupmannahöfn.
Distributor: Íslenska kvikmyndasamsteypan.
- 1982 - Rokk í Reykjavík (Hugrenningur), the soundtrack.
- 2005 Screaming Masterpiece documentary about Iceland's music scene.