In August of 1991 New York's Sonic Youth invited Los Angeles filmmaker David Markey along on a two week summer festival tour of Europe.  The band was excited about their opening act, a little known band from the Pacific Northwest, Nirvana. Along the way they would cross paths with Dinosaur Jr., Babes In Toyland, Gumball, and The Ramones. 1991 The Year Punk Broke  A film by David Markey.  A Sonic Life / We Got Power Films production...

The long awaited DVD is OUT NOW!

• Over 60 minutes of additional, never before seen material

• 40 minute sister Bonus Movie entitled "(This Is Known As) The Blues Scale" with previously unseen mind-blowing Sonic Youth & Nirvana performances (including "Inhuman", "White Kross", "Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit", "Eric's Trip", "Chapel Hill", and "In Bloom") and plenty of revelatory and rockin' (and hilarious) never before seen off-stage and on-stage material

• 2003 Panel Discussion (on the film) at the Arclight in Hollywood, with Thurston Moore, Dave Markey, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, and J Mascis

• Complete audio remaster directly from the original source tapes / Uncompressed PCM Stereo

• Complete picture remaster

• Rough Edits "Mote", the never before seen "Flower" & an alternate version of "Teenage Riot"


 Theatrical trailer

• Subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, & Brazilian Portuguese

Watch the Trailer here or at YouTube


Watch previews of "(This Is Known As) The Blues Scale"

Read David Markey's 1991 tour journal

Watch a 1993 TV Interview with David Markey

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