1991: The Year Punk Broke
Director: David Markey Run Time: 99 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 1992
Starring: Babes In Toyland, Dinosaur Jr., Gumball, Mudhoney, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Ramones
For our May Music Driven, Nitehawk and Noisey present 1991: THE YEAR PUNK BROKE, David Markey’s documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991.
Can you remember a time before Nirvana? 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 called Nirvana. Along the way they would cross paths with Dinosaur Jr., Babes In Toyland, Gumball, and The Ramones. 1991: The Year Punk Broke also features Mark Arm, Dan Peters and Matt Lukin of Mudhoney and roadie Joe Cole, who was murdered in a robbery three months after the tour ended. The film is dedicated to him.