New documentary Records Collecting Dust documents vinyl collections of famous punk rockers
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Since 2010, Riot House Records has released albums from the likes of EmptyMansions (the solo project of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino), Spencer Moody of The Murder City Devils, and proto-punk heroes Rough Francis, among many others. Now, the label is making its first foray into film with the forthcoming release of a brand new feature-length documentary entitled Records Collecting Dust.
Written and directed by musician Jason Blackmore (White Mule), Records Collecting Dust “documents the vinyl record collections, origins, and holy grails of alternative music icons,” according to a press release. The film includes interviews with Keith Morris, Jello Biafra, Chuck Dukowski, John Reis, and over 30 of their “underground music comrades,” alongside live performances from Biafra, Big Business, and The Locust.
In a statement, Blackmore said, “I wanted to capture the pre-internet world of finding your new favorite band and record. Before the internet, you didn’t have blogs, Spotify, and YouTube to find new music. You went to your local record shop and many times purchased a record because you liked the cover art. I also hoped to capture the intimacy of sitting down in these people’s living rooms and talking about the records and bands that influenced them. For many of the people featured in our film, it’s not just the music that played a major influence — it’s the process in which they discovered it.”
As an early look, the film’s producers have unveiled a new trailer. The 90-second clip focuses on the record collection of Morris, in addition to a sampling of live performance footage.
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER HERE...