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Co-founded in 1978 by Chris Cutler, London-based ReR Megacorp remains a musician-led independent label after almost 40 years. Blithely disregarding market wisdom, it continues to release titles across a wide spectrum of genres.
ReR is home to cult bands This Heat, Henry Cow, Faust, Art Bears, The Necks...
The Make-Up, born of enviable avant-rock pedigree, featuring members of Nation of Ulysses, offered a total departure from the boring pantomime of modern rock ‘n’ roll. Instead the band, headed by firebrand Ian Svenonius, conjured sublime theaterics, equally orgiastic and baptismal, transforming staid night clubs into transcedent bacchanals. Their performances were characterized by the freneticism, catharsis and spirituality of what can only be described as Gospel Music, a searing siren call whose power to uplift sliced through the cynicism of even the most dance-phobic hipsters. For those who missed out, this film offers a rare glimpse at the spirit and power of their live performances nestled among previously unreleased music videos and songs.
This DVD features:
-"Blue is Beautiful,” a film by James Schneider (33 minutes, color 16mm) with audio commentary by Ian Svenonius.
-Filmed Videos (13 minutes): Save Yourself, White Belts, Call Me Mommy, Little Black Book; featuring previously unreleased songs and images.
-Video-taped performances from live shows (43 minutes) at the Wilson Center
in DC and the Troubador in LA including: Intro, Here Comes the Judge,
Feelin’ Man, Pentagon, C’mon Let’s Spawn, I Want Some, U R My Intended,
The Bells, Live in the Rhythm Hive, Medley-Backstage, Untouchable Sound
-German TV INTERCEPT from outpost ‘Spex’ (7 minutes)