• Descent Into The Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story

Descent Into The Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story

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The true story of Radio Birdman, the pre-punk band that changed Australian music forever. This critically acclaimed documentary, shows the uncompromising attitude and high energy rock'n'roll ethos of the band that was the prototype for independent music in Australia. The film features interviews with all surviving members of the original band, along with rare archival footage and photos. The DVD contains 60 minutes worth of bonus material including live footage and interviews. In 1974 Deniz Tek and Rob Younger form Radio Birdman with a strict rule of no compromise and a raucous Detroit-style rock'n'roll. But Radio Birdman are shut down and kicked out of pubs in Sydney. Too confronting for the music industry, they started their own venue, The Funhouse and brought a new music to the 'New Race' of inner-city kids, looking for a soundtrack to rebellion. The 'bookish' band, including two medical students, became outlaws to the record industry, doing things their own way and releasing their own records before being spotted by Seymour Stein of Sire Records. But Radio Birdman's intensity turned inwards, and cracks started to appear in the band. During the 1978 tour of the UK the original band broke up acrimoniously. By that stage they had created a scene. Like the Velvet Underground or The Sex Pistols, everyone who saw them started their own band. Years later Radio Birdman reform, but internal conflict remains and they struggle to find peace with each other. 'Descent into the Maelstrom' is an uncompromising story, sometimes brutal, always honest. It's the story of any band, with intensity to the nth degree. Called 'effing brilliant!' and 'the best rock documentary ever made', it's a must for ANYONE interest in music, in bands and in high energy rock'n'roll.

Format
Format type DVD
Film
Year 2017
Rating 15
Director Jonathan J. Sequeira
Starring

Deniz Tek

Rob Younger

Chris Masuak

Pip Hoyle

Warwick Gilbert

Ron Keeley

Country Australia
Label MVD
Synopsis

The true story of Radio Birdman, the pre-punk band that changed Australian music forever. This critically acclaimed documentary, shows the uncompromising attitude and high energy rock'n'roll ethos of the band that was the prototype for independent music in Australia. The film features interviews with all surviving members of the original band, along with rare archival footage and photos. The DVD contains 60 minutes worth of bonus material including live footage and interviews. In 1974 Deniz Tek and Rob Younger form Radio Birdman with a strict rule of no compromise and a raucous Detroit-style rock'n'roll. But Radio Birdman are shut down and kicked out of pubs in Sydney. Too confronting for the music industry, they started their own venue, The Funhouse and brought a new music to the 'New Race' of inner-city kids, looking for a soundtrack to rebellion. The 'bookish' band, including two medical students, became outlaws to the record industry, doing things their own way and releasing their own records before being spotted by Seymour Stein of Sire Records. But Radio Birdman's intensity turned inwards, and cracks started to appear in the band. During the 1978 tour of the UK the original band broke up acrimoniously. By that stage they had created a scene. Like the Velvet Underground or The Sex Pistols, everyone who saw them started their own band. Years later Radio Birdman reform, but internal conflict remains and they struggle to find peace with each other. 'Descent into the Maelstrom' is an uncompromising story, sometimes brutal, always honest. It's the story of any band, with intensity to the nth degree. Called 'effing brilliant!' and 'the best rock documentary ever made', it's a must for ANYONE interest in music, in bands and in high energy rock'n'roll.

Region tv Region 0 / NTSC
Language English
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, Italian & German
Running time 109 mins
Aspect ratio 16:9
Case type Digipak
Extra features

Trailer

How to play New Race with Deniz Tek

What Gives? live video

The Funhouse, Inner City Scene

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Registered Office: Studio 5, 23 Fleming Street, G31 IPQ

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