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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			Flipside Video #1
Format:			VA live performances, interviews
Medium:			VHS cassette
Producer:		Flipside Magazine
ID Number:		None
Date Recorded:		14 Jan 1983
Release Date:		Mid-1983, 1988? reissue
Location:		Mi Casita, Torrance CA
Time:			12 min (of 120)
Notes:			Current version (edited reissue) is only 6 minutes
			in length.
Contents:
			Interviews; live performance footage of:

			Target
			Everything Falls Apart
			Out On A Limb [fragment]
			It's Not Funny Any More

			[Similar stuff for Social Distortion, D. I.,
			Circle Jerks, others]

			Excerpt:
			
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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			The Tour			** Deleted **
Format:			Live VA performance compilation
Medium:			VHS cassette
Producer:		SST
ID Number:		SSTV 02
Date Recorded:		01 Mar 1985
Location:		The Stone, San Francisco
Release Date:		1986?
Time:			25 min (of 80)
Notes:			Members of SWA, Saccharine Trust, Minutemen,
			Meat Puppets jam on "Louie, Louie."  Raymond
			Pettibon artwork on insert.
Contents:
			Diane
			Hate Paper Doll
			Green Eyes
			Divide And Conquer
			Pink Turns To Blue
			Eight Miles High
			Makes No Sense At All
			Louie, Louie

			
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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			It's Clean, It Just Looks Dirty
			(Giorno Video Pak 3)
Format:			VA live performances
Medium:			VHS cassette
Producer:		Giorno Poetry Systems
ID Number:		GPS037
Date Recorded:		30 Jan 1985
Release Date:		1987
Location:		1st Ave, Minneapolis
Time:			5 min (of 60)
Contents:
			Live performances of:

			The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
			I Apologize*

			[Also songs and noises by Cabaret Voltaire, 
			Diamanda Galas, Einsturzende Neubaten, Swans,
			David Johansen, John Giorno Band, Psychic TV]

			*Incorrectly identified as "Powerline" both on
			the package and in the program.

			
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Artist:                 Hüsker Dü
Title:			Makes No Sense...
Format:			Live concert video
Medium:			VHS cassette (stereo)
Distributor:		Hendring
Producer:		Phillip Goodhand-Tait/Trilion Pictures Ltd
ID Number:		HEN 2 029 D
Date Recorded:		14 May 1985
Release Date:		1985
Location:		Camden Palace, London
Time:			60 min
Notes:			Shot for the "Live from London" UK TV show.  This
			was a one-off performance, the first ever in England
			for the Hüskers.  The recording was never meant to
			be released as a home video, and by doing so Trilion
			Pictures was in violation of their contract with the
			band, a breach that led to court action.  Nonetheless,
			the video remains available and sells in the US for
			$20-$50.  Sound is hi-fi stereo.
Contents:
			New Day Rising					2:01
			It's Not Funny Any More				1:41
			Everything Falls Apart				1:43
			The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill		2:40
			I Apologize					3:13
			If I Told You					1:50
			Folklore					1:19
			Terms Of Psychic Warfare			1:43
			Powerline					2:11
			Books About UFOs				3:09
			Chartered Trips					3:16
			Diane						3:30
			Celebrated Summer				3:34
			Every Everything				1:36
			Makes No Sense At All				2:22
			Pink Turns To Blue				2:32
			Ticket To Ride					2:08
			Recurring Dreams/Eight Miles High	       10:24
			Love Is All Around				1:34

			
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Artist:                 Hüsker Dü
Title:			Makes No Sense...
Format:			Live concert video
Medium:			VHS cassette (stereo)
Distributor:		Suncrown (Nippon Crown)
Producer:		Trilion Pictures Ltd
ID Number:		CRVR-80040 [Japan release]
Date Recorded:		14 May 1985
Release Date:		1985?
Location:		Camden Palace, London
Time:			56 min
Notes:			Same as the European version except for
			packaging and brief Japanese title at
			very beginning.
Contents:
			[Same as Euro version?]
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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			Punk Special
Format:			VA concert video compilation
Medium:			VHS cassette
Distributor:		Sony Video LP
Producer:		Trilion Pictures Ltd
ID Number:		None
Date Recorded:		14 May 1985
Release Date:		1986
Location:		Camden Palace, London
Time:			10/51 min
Notes:			Released in UK as Punk Overload (Hendring
			HEN 2 214 [PAL]).
Contents:
			Interview plus the following excerpts from the
			Makes No Sense... Camden Palace concert above:

			I Apologize				3:13
			If I Told You				1:50
			Books About UFOs			2:09

			[Interviews, live performances by King Kurt, Lords
			of the New Church, UK Subs, Flesh for Lulu]
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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			Best of the Cutting Edge, Volume 2
Format:			Music video compilation
Medium:			VHS cassette (hi-fi, stereo)
Distributor:		Rhino Video
Producer:		IRS Records
ID Number:		RNVD 2402
Date Recorded:		Oct 1985
Release Date:		1987
Location:		Unknown
Time:			3 min (of 60)
Contents:
			Interview, brief performance excerpts of:

			Makes No Sense At All
			Something I Learned Today
			

			[Videos by Squeeze, Lets Active, Red Hot Chili
			Peppers, Tom Waits, Smithereens, others]
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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			Best of the Cutting Edge
Format:			Music video compilation
Medium:			Laserdisc
Distributor:		Rhino Video
Producer:		IRS Records
ID Number:		ID6730RH
Date Recorded:		Oct 1985?
Release Date:		1987
Location:		Unknown
Time:			3 min? (of 116)
Notes:			I assume, but am not certain, that this two-sided
			laserdisc combines volumes 1 and 2 of the VHS
			cassette Cutting Edge series.  Hüsker Dü appears
			on side 2.
Contents:
			Interview, brief performance excerpts of:

			Makes No Sense At All
			Something I Learned Today

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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			Underground USA, Vol 2
Format:			Music video compilation
Medium:			VHS cassette (stereo)
Distributor:		M. U. V.
Producer:		Videoflex/PFI
ID Number:		MUV #2
Date Recorded:		1986
Release Date:		1989
Time:			4 min (of 30)
Contents:
			Generic music video to studio version of:

			Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely

			[Similar videos by Black Flag, DRI, others]
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Artist:			Sonic Youth et al
Title:			1991:  The Year Punk Broke
Format:			Tour Documentary
Medium:			VHS Cassette
Producer:		Geffen
ID Number:		DGCV-39518
Date Recorded:		Summer 1991
Release Date:		Apr 1993
Time:			97 min (total)
Notes:			Bob Mould has a 3-second cameo appearance in this
			film shot during a tour of European festivals
			during the summer of 1991.
Contents:
			Live performances by Sonic Youth, Nirvana, others.
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Artist:                 Various (Sugar)
Title:			Deadeye Music Video Magazine, Issue 1
Format:			Music video compilation
Medium:			VHS cassette (stereo)
Distributor:		Vital
Producer:		Headless Chicken Co.
ID Number:		DEADEYE 001
Date Recorded:		1993 and/or 1994
Release Date:		1995
Time:			8:18 min (of 120)
Notes:			Interview segment appears to have been recorded at
			some (unidentified) European summer music festival,
			which would suggest a 1993 date (Sugar skipped the
			festival circuit in 1994); on the other hand, the
			scenes in the background may well be from some other
			time and place frm the intervoew.  The music videos
			date to 1994.
Contents:
			Interview plus excerpts from promo videos for: 

			Believe What You're Saying
			Your Favorite Thing

			[Similar stuff from Pavement, Radiohead, others]

			
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Artist:			Various (Grant Hart)
Title:			Cherry Valley Arts Festival 1998
Subtitle:		A Tribute to 30 Years of Beat and Bohemian Influence
Format:			Tour Documentary
Medium:			VHS Cassette
Producer:		Laki Vazakas/Jeffrey Weinberg
Distributor:		Water Row Books
ID Number:		None
Date Recorded:		07-09 Aug 1998
Release Date:		1999
Time:			95 min (total)
Notes:			This is a documentary video of highlights from the
			Cherry Valley Arts Festival at Allen Ginsberg's
			farm in Cherry Valley NY in August 1998.  It
			features music and poetry principally by by Beat
			Generation survivors like Ray Bremser, Charles
			Plymell, David Amram and several others, intercut
			with candid scenes.  Grant performs one song solo-
			electric (audio quality is only so-so), and is
			otherwise not in evidence except for the closing
			group shot.

			There's more info about the festival, along with
			the image of a photo-postcard (put out by Water
			Row to commemorate the event) showing Grant with
			Ray Bremser and Charles Plymell here.

			The video is still in print and available for
			$29.95 plus $3.50 shipping from Water Row Books
			(PO Box 438, Sudbury MA 01776).
Contents:
			The Main

			[Poetry readings, music by participating artists]
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Artist:			Various (Bob Mould)
Title:			Burn To Shine, Vol 1
Subtitle:		Washington DC 01.14.2004
Format:			Video compilation
Medium:			DVD
Director:		Christoph Green
Producer:		Brendan Canty
Distributor:		Trixie DVD
ID Number:		TRX 001
Date Recorded:		14 Jan 2004
Release Date:		20 Jan 2005
Time:			34:25
Notes:		 	Quoting from the liner notes on the back cover:

			  This film was shot in 9 hours on one day, January
			  14, 2004 in the living room of an empty freezing
			  cold house that was soon to be burned to the
			  ground.  The bands played one song each, without
			  an audience, performing for the cameras alone.
			  The sound is live, without overdubs or pre-
			  recording and the performances are uniquely vital
			  and intimate.  It's an abstract snapshot of a
			  musical community on a particular day in a place
			  that no longer exists.
			  -Brendan Canty 9/21/04

			Info posted to punknews.org 25 Nov 2005 by "adam":

			  The Tripwire is reporting that Fugazi drummer
			  Brendan Canty has created a DVD series to help
			  promote notable rock bands from various cities.
			  The series will be titled Burn To Shine, and will
			  feature a selection of artists from different city
			  on each release. Each band involved will perform
			  one song, but the location of the taping must be
			  an empty house that faces imminent destruction.
  
			  Canty explained to Billboard, "I thought it would
			  be great to catch these bands doing whatever they
			  were doing on that day. I said, 'just show up and
			  do whatever you're interested in right now.'
			  Using a house that was going to be destroyed
			  basically marks it in time forever."

			  The first DVD [...] will feature Ted Leo, Ian
		  	  Mackaye's new band The Evens, and former Husker
			  Du frontman Bob Mould. Other cities slated for 
			  tapings include Chicago, Portland, New York and
			  San Diego.

Contents:
			Hoover Dam					3:10
			[Still photo gallery with guitar noodling]	 :39
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Artist:			Minutemen
Title:			We Jam Econo
Subtitle:		The Story Of The Minutemen
Format:			Video documentary
Medium:			2xDVD
Director:		Tim Irwin
Producer:		Keith Schieron
Distributor:		Plexifilm
ID Number:		028
Date Recorded:		1980-2005
Release Date:		27 Jun 2006
Time:			90:57/97:19
Notes:		 	History of the Minutemen, featuring numerous
			performance clips, commentary by Mike Watt, excerpts
			from a 1985 interview with the band, and numerous
			interviews with Minutemen friends and associates,
			including Grant Hart and Greg Norton.  The second
			disc contains three live performances (Starwood,
			LA, 1980; 9:30, DC, 1985; Hollywood, 1985), 63 songs
			in all.
Contents:
			Disc 1
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			We Jam Econo				       90:57

			Disc 2
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			Starwood, 1980				       18:03
			9:30, 1985				       58:01
			Acoustic Blowout, 1985			       21:15

			

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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü, Nova Mob)
Title:			First Avenue: Hayday
Format:			Concert documentary
Medium:			Film
Distributor:		
Producer:		Rick Fuller
ID Number:		
Date Recorded:		1985-1992
Release Date:		2006
Time:			
Notes:			Lots of performance clips of bands who played 1st
			Avenue in Minneapolis, featuring all the usual
			suspects (Replacements, Soul Asylum, Rifle Sport,
			many others).  No home video release as of Nov
			2007.  "Heaven Hill" is from 30 Jan 1985 gig as
			excerpted on the Giorno video above.
Trailer:
			
Contents:
			The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
			Interviews with Grant, Bob
			[other content unknown]
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Artist:			Hüsker Dü
Title:			Live From The Camden Palace
Format:			Live concert video
Medium:			DVD (PAL only; region-free)
Producer:		Phillip Goodhand-Tait
Distributor:		Outré Oeuvre Records/MRA Entertainment
ID Number:		D0969 [Australia release]
Date Recorded:		14 May 1985
Release Date:		05 Feb 2007
Time:			55:30
Notes:		 	Decent DVD transcription of the Makes No Sense...
			video.  Liner notes lifted directly from this NME
			review of the performance.  DVD is PAL format, but
			is region-free and should play on most computers.
			Screen captures (from the VHS videocassette version)
			here.
Contents:
			[Same as VHS version]
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Artist:                 Various (Hüsker Dü)
Title:			7 Nights In The Entry
Format:			Concert documentary
Medium:			Film
Distributor:		
Producer:		Harder-Fuller
ID Number:		
Date Recorded:		Sep 1981
Release Date:		Aug 2007
Time:			
Notes:			At long last a legitimate release of the video shot
			at 7th St Entry in Sep 1981.  Additional details in
			this Peter Scholtes City Pages article, from which
			the following is excerpted:

			  Today, Fuller views his latest labor of love,
			  7 Nights in the Entry, with boyish absorption.
			  The documentary, which premieres Wednesday,
			  August 22, at the Riverview Theater as part
			  of Sound Unseen, is even more bracing than
			  his 2006 rock salvage job, First Avenue Hay
			  Day--which was culled from some 800
			  videotapes shot at First Avenue between 1985
			  and 1992 and shelved in the club's basement.
			  7 Nights began as news-quality video shot in
			  September 1981 on various cameras in the 7th
			  St. Entry and edited on the fly by Twin/Tone
			  Records owner Paul Stark, who manually switched
			  between cameras in a van parked outside the
			  club. Fuller hopes the unknown videographers
			  will attend and get their due credit. "It's
			  going to be cool," he says, "because people
			  will come out of the woodwork."

			No home video release as of Nov 2007.
			
Contents:
			[specifics unknown]
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Artist:			Bob Mould
Title:			Circle Of Friends
Format:			Live concert video
Medium:			DVD
Director:		
Producer:	
Distributor:		Trixie DVD/MVD Entertainment Group
ID Number:		MVDV4615
Date Recorded:		07 Oct 2005
Release Date:		09 Oct 2007
Credited:		Bob Mould--guitar, vocals
			Jason Narducy--bass, backing vocals
			Brendan Canty--drums
			Richard Morel--keyboards
Time:			111 minutes
Notes:		 	Full band show recorded at the 9:30 Club in DC.
			The whole set is there except the final encore,
			"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone."  Here are links
			to the Trixie blurb and the MVD blurb (if the latter
			link won't work, the page can be reached from the
			MVD Visual main page).
Contents:
			The Act We Act
			A Good Idea
			Changes
			Circles
			Paralyzed
			I Am Vision, I Am Sound
			Underneath Days
			Hoover Dam
			See A Little Light
			High Fidelity
			Hardly Getting Over It
			Could You Be The One?
			I Apologize
			Chartered Trips
			The Receipt
			Best Thing
			Celebrated Summer
			Beating Heart The Prize
			Egøverride
			If I Can't Change Your Mind
			Helpless
			Makes No Sense At All
			Man On The Moon 
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Artist:			Various (Grant Hart)
Title:			Lotuk
Subtitle: 		A Portrait By Hendrik Willemyns & John Roan
Format:			Artists interviews
Medium:			DVD (region-free)
Director:		Hendrik Willemyns
Producer:		John Roan
ID Number:		POMCD009LTD
Date Recorded:		Dec 2007?
Release Date:		15 Apr 2008
Time:			51:42
Notes:		 	Included as a bonus companion disc to the limited-
			edition release of the Arsenal Lotuk CD album.
			See the discography entry for the CD package for a
			more detailed description of the DVD.
Contents:		Interview with Grant.
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Artist:			Bob Mould
Title:			See A Little Light
Subtitle:		A Celebration Of The Music And Legacy Of Bob Mould
Format:			Concert film
Medium:			Video (mp4)
Distributor: 		Granary Music
Director:		Justin Mitchell
Producer:		Sarah Skeeters-Mitchell
ID Number:		None
Date Recorded:		21 Nov 2011
Release Date:		26 Dec 2012 (mp4 for supporters)
Time:			1:41:07
Notes:		 	Concert footage of the 21 Nov 2011 Bob Mould
			tribute show at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los
			Angeles, plus backstage scenes and commentary by
			Bob. A Kickstarter-funded project with early
			release of the film in digital format to backers.
			See list below for participants and songs. Jason
			Narducy (bass) and Jon Wurster (drums) were the
			house rhythm section. "In A Free Land" (Bob Mould
			with No Age) and "Hoover Dam" (Bob/Jason/Jon) were
			omitted, but all the other songs are present.
			Full setlist here. Full credits at IMDb.
Trailer:
			
Contents:
			Britt Daniel-guitar, vox
			Jessica Dobson-guitar
			   The Act We Act
			   JC Auto

			The Hold Steady (Craig Finn-vox, Tad Kubler-guitar
			   Real World
			   A Good Idea
			   Changes

			Margaret Cho-vox
			Grant-Lee Phillips-guitar
			   Your Favorite Thing

			No Age (Dean Spunt-drums, Randy Randall-guitar)
			Bob Mould-guitar, vox
			   I Apologize

			Ryan Adams-guitar, vox
			   Black Sheets Of Rain
			   Heartbreak A Stranger

			Dave Grohl-guitar, vox
			Bob Mould-guitar, vox
			   Hardly Getting Over It
			   Could You Be The One?
			   Ice Cold Ice
			   Something I Learned Today
			   Chartered Trips
			   New Day Rising*

			Bob Mould-guitar, vox
			   Hoover Dam
			   If I Can't Change Your Mind
			   Celebrated Summer
			   Makes No Sense At All

			Ensemble
			   See A Little Light 

			* Dave Grohl switches to drums and Jon Wurster
			  switches to guitar.
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Artist:			Grant Hart
Title:			Every Everything
Subtitle:		The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart
Format:			Biographical film
Medium:			Film/DVD
Director:		Gorman Bechard
Producer:		Jan Radder
ID Number:		
Date Recorded:		
Release Date:		06 Oct 2013 (world premiere)
			12 Aug 2014 (consumer DVD)
Time:			1:33:11
Notes:		 	Project by documentary filmmaker Gorman Bechard on
			the life of Grant Hart. KickStarter funding site is
			here. Film's official website is here. A short
			video teaser, using footage shot in New Haven in
			April 2012, may still be available here. Bechard
			has directed a number of independent documentaries,
			perhaps most notably Color Me Obsessed, his 2010
			film about The Replacements.
Trailer 1:
			
Trailer 2:
			
Trailer3:
			

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