Urgh! A Music War
DIRECTOR: DEREK BURBIDGE
An abbreviated scan of the lineup should suffice as a sales pitch: Pere Ubu, Joan Jett, Gary Numan, Devo, Echo & the Bunnymen, Magazine, The Go-Go’s, Dead Kennedys, The Police, Klaus Nomi, XTC, and The Cramps, with the late Lux Interior enthusiastically deep-throating his mic. If you’re looking for a survey of everything weird, wild, dangerous, and generally unprecedented that was going on in Anglo-American rock and pop music in 1982, this left-of-the-dial classic is the definitive answer.