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'Urgh! A Music War' coming to Beach Theatre



Urgh! A Music WarConcert movies are a mixed bag in general, but not this gem: Urgh! A Music War. The 1982 film is a bit of a cult classic, featuring live performances (from 1980) by a bunch of bands few people had then heard of: the Go-Go's, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, XTC, Devo, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo, Pere Ubu, UB40, Echo & the Bunnymen and some trio that calls themselves The Police.

If you've never had a chance to see it, and you live in Tampa Bay, Saturday's your lucky day.

The Beach Theatre on St. Pete Beach is screening the movie July 31. Tickets are $8 and the film begins at 8:30, but show up early and see some rare and classic music videos of the punk and New Wave era on the big screen before the movie starts.

It's worth the price of admission to see Klaus Nomi sing Total Eclipse.

Here's the full lineup of performances: 

  • The Police – "Driven to Tears"
  • Wall of Voodoo – "Back in Flesh"
  • Toyah Willcox – "Danced"
  • John Cooper Clarke – "Health Fanatic"
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – "Enola Gay"
  • Chelsea – "I’m on Fire"
  • Oingo Boingo – "Ain’t This the Life"
  • Echo & the Bunnymen – "The Puppet
  • Jools Holland – "Foolish I Know"
  • XTC – "Respectable Street"
  • Klaus Nomi – "Total Eclipse"
  • Athletico Spizz 80 – "Where’s Captain Kirk?"
  • The Go-Go's – "We Got the Beat"
  • Dead Kennedys – "Bleed for Me"
  • Steel Pulse – "Ku Klux Klan"
  • Gary Numan – "Down in the Park"
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – "Bad Reputation"
  • Magazine – "Model Worker"
  • Surf Punks – "My Beach"
  • The Members – "Offshore Banking Business"
  • Au Pairs – "Come Again"
  • The Cramps – "Tear It Up"
  • Invisible Sex – "Valium"
  • Pere Ubu – "Birdies"
  • Devo – "Uncontrollable Urge"
  • The Alley Cats – "Nothing Means Nothing Anymore"
  • John Otway – "Cheryl’s Going Home"
  • Gang of Four – "He’d Send in the Army"
  • 999 – "Homicide"
  • The Fleshtones – "Shadowline"
  • X – "Beyond and Back"
  • Skafish – "Sign of the Cross"
  • Splodgenessabounds – "Two Little Boys"
  • UB40 – "Madame Medusa"
  • The Police – "Roxanne"
  • The Police – "So Lonely"
  • Klaus Nomi – "Aria (from Samson and Delilah)"

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 4:57pm]


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