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A city where roughly a third of the population considers itself religiously unaffiliated isn’t a place you’d peg as a Christian rock stronghold. But for a few brief years in the post-Nirvana ‘90s, Seattle was, making for strange bedfellows, as told in this new documentary.
Ask any millennial about punk and they’ll most likely name check The Sex Pistols and The Clash, yet The Damned remain ignored and forgotten.
Amid the mohawks and safety pins of late ’70s English punk, The Jam stood apart with their mod style, power pop tendencies and r&b leanings.
The lyrical activism of Gil Scott-Heron is beautifully presented in Black Wax.
Today, a trip to any bar on ’90s night will only assault you with music you thought would be forgotten twenty years later.
Jerry McGill, with his band The Topcoats, released “Lovestruck” and “I Wanna Make Sweet Love” on Sun Records in 1959. Before he died in 2013, McGill claimed to have been arrested 97 times. What occurred in between is the subject of this compelling and unsettling film.