Kill Your Idols

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2004
  • Running time: 75 min
KILL YOUR IDOLS is a thrilling guide to New York’s buzzing downtown underground post-punk scene. Director S.A. Crary kicks things off with the birth of No Wave in the late 1970’s, providing an angular rush with a priceless collection of live performances... read more

KILL YOUR IDOLS is a thrilling guide to New York’s buzzing downtown underground post-punk scene. Director S.A. Crary kicks things off with the birth of No Wave in the late 1970’s, providing an angular rush with a priceless collection of live performances from Suicide , Teenage Jesus and the Jerks , the Theoretical Girls and DNA . From this initial explosion of artistic energy, the film moves through the 1980’s, passing the torch to Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth and Michael Gira of Swans , before crashlanding in the noisy Now! of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs , Black Dice , Liars , A.R.E. Weapons and the Gypsy stylings of Gogol Bordello . Interviews connect the threads between the past and the present, an ever-fertile scene is defined, celebrated and trashed with equal amounts of enthusiasm, and the creators of some of the most challenging rock music of all-time get to explain what they do, why they do it and where it’s all heading. SPECIAL FEATURES Over 60 Minutes of exclusive interviews and performances Additional live clips and music videos Photo galleries Weblinks Trailers

Original Release

04/08/2004

US Release

04/08/2004

Cast

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Glenn Branca Himself / Self
Michael Gira Self / Himself
Eugene Hutz Self / Himself
Arto Lindsay Self / Himself
Lydia Lunch Herself / Self
Thurston Moore Himself / Self
Lee Ranaldo Himself / Self
Karen O Herself / Self
Nick Zinner Himself / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Scott Crary

Cast

Producers

Dan Braun Executive Producer
Josh Braun Executive Producer
Scott Crary Producer

Editors

Scott Crary

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