Music For Misfits: The Story Of Indie - 2015 - 7/10
Exhilarating three part series tracks the rise of UK indie music from the 70’s into mainstream acceptance by 2000.
Tiny labels, obscure groups with new sounds, naive yet enthusiastic entrepreneurs.
And fans. Fans who were tired of Corporate Rock and glossy, talentless pretenders foisted upon them.
Interviews with band members, label reps, journalists, shop owners, all older and wiser.
The whole, do-it-yourself, seat of your pants struggles. Stories are funny and often telling.
Most try to avoid rosy eyed nostalgia, the trap of only recalling the sunshine.
Terrific soundtrack, to be sure, with dozens of concert clips.
Essential for music fanatics.