Kill Your Idols

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Released 2004

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Kill Your Idols

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2004
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Kill Your Idols is an American documentary film released in 2004. Director Scott A Crary delves into the world of the art punk and no wave movements in late 1970’s/early 1980’s New York City. No Wave came about as a response to the over commercialized “New Wave” sound. This new movement was not only about getting away from the mainstream, but also creating art without influence of previous musical styles. The film explores the processes and ideals of these true originals and looks at the present music scene to find influences of No Wave in the music of bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and A.R.E. Weapons. Featuring dozens of interviews from people who lived it: Arto Lindsay, Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Lee Ranaldo, Glenn Branca, J.G. Thirwell, Martin Rev, etc. Plus, musicians of today who have been inspired by the movement such as Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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  • 60

    Variety

    Doesn't have the crossover appeal of recent music-themed docus like "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," but could find worshippers as a micro-niche release.

  • 50

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Takes a misguided swerve into the current downtown New York rock scene, so that it can spend more time preaching about the anarchy of the good old days than it does revealing them.

  • 40

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Despite his access to both No Wave luminaries and atmospherically battered footage of various bands wreaking havoc at various venues, Mr. Crary never figures out what story he want...

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