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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - "Bad Reputation" (from Urgh! A Music War)
Most concert films—excepting those documenting festivals—focus on a single artist, which is only right and natural. But the 1982 cult film Urgh! A Music War is epic and necessary for capturing the stunning diversity of the early 80s punk and new waves scene. It featured an overstuffed artist list that includes: Magazine, The Go-Go's, The Fleshtones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, XTC, Devo, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo, Pere Ubu, Steel Pulse, Surf Punks, 999, UB40, Echo & the Bunnymen, and The Police. Where else would you find the tough as shit Joan Jett clip above in such close contact to the high-art foppery of the Klaus Nomi clip below?
Klaus Nomi - "Total Eclipse" (from Urgh! A Music War)