Urgh! A Music War (1981)





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This music documentary presents 30 different performances nonstop, featuring both well-known and lesser-known bands with names that sound like they were picked at random from words thrown into a salad bowl and then mixed at high speed: Pere Ubu, XTC, Wall of Voodoo, Oingo Boingo, Steel Pulse, Surf Punks, 999, UB40, Echo and the Bunnymen, and so forth. The sounds recorded on this documentary are as varied as the names of the bands, and so there is something for everyone here -- at least, everyone enthralled by music as boisterous and eccentric (in some cases) as the nomenclature of the groups themselves. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Musical & Performing Arts
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Warner Home Video


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Audience Reviews for Urgh! A Music War

My favorite Concert movie of all time. Remember watching it on USA's "Night Flight" on TV back in the 80s. Great live concert footage of classic new-wave/punk bands of the time including XTC, The Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, Oingo Boingo and a most outrageous live performance from The Cramps featuring Lux Interior! Classic 80s music time capsule!

John Rorke
John Rorke

A great concert movie, it's got a lot of fantastic bands, and if you love new wave music, you'll love it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Absolutely one of the best concert films to date, this melange of popular, unknown, one-hit wonder and intriguingly eclectic bands is a must-see for any fan of 80's music. Even the few "bad" bands are worth watching, if only for curiosity's sake. Too bad this hasn't been officially re-released on DVD or Blu-Ray (for assorted legal reasons) - it would be awesome to see everything including the bunch of clips that's didn't make it into the theatrical release.

greg w
greg w

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