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Sonic Youth DVD Reissue of The Year Punk Broke is Released Today

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
September 12, 2011

Now twenty years on from the year that it chronicled, Sonic Youth's ambitious video project 1991: The Year Punk Broke will see a DVD offering for the first time with new footage and enhanced audio and video quality. The DVD is being released today. Check out the video above for a preview of the DVD. The band's announcement says that "All footage has been fully restored with audio re-synced and remastered in uncompressed PCM stereo under the supervision of Sonic Youth."

Somehow "Sonic Youth supervision" seems like a strange string of words to look at, but I'm sure they did a great job.

1991: The Year Punk Broke features new footage from both Sonic Youth and Nirvana. The biggie is an unreleased video vignette titled “(This Is Known As) The Blues Scale,” which has over 40 minutes of additional live video of the Sonic Youth songs “Eric’s Trip,” “Chapel Hill,” the seminal “White Kross” and “Inhuman.” New features also include a rare Nirvana performance of the song “In Bloom.”

Also, check out the earlier post that includes footage from “(This Is Known As) The Blues Scale.”


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