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Urgh! A Music War (1981)

Urgh! A Music War is a British film released in 1982 featuring performances by punk rock, new wave, and post-punk acts, filmed in 1980. Among the artists featured in the movie are Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), Magazine, The Go-Go's, Toyah Willcox, The Fleshtones, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, X, XTC, Devo, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo, Pere Ubu, Steel Pulse, Surf Punks, 999, UB40, Echo & the Bunnymen and The Police. These were many of the most popular groups on the New Wave scene; in keeping with the spirit of the scene, the film also features several less famous acts, and one completely obscure group, Invisible Sex, in what appears to be their only public performance.

The movie Urgh! A Music War, released in 1981, features 36 songs from artists like Klaus Nomi, The Go-Gos, Dead Kennedys and Devo. What is your favorite song from Urgh! A Music War?


Songs from Urgh! A Music War

Total Eclipse
Klaus Nomi
We Got the Beat
The Go-Gos
Bleed For Me
Dead Kennedys
Uncontrollable Urge
So Lonely
The Police
The Police
Driven to Tears
The Police
Bad Reputation
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Back in Flesh
Wall of Voodoo
Toyah Willcox
Health Fanatic
John Cooper Clarke
Enola Gay
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
I'm On Fire
Ain't This the Life
Oingo Boingo
The Puppet
Echo & The Bunnymen
Foolish I Know
Jools Holland
Respectable Street
Where's Captain Kirk?
Athletico Spizz 80
Ku Klux Klan
Steel Pulse
Down in the Park
Gary Numan
Model Worker
My Beach
Surf Punks
Offshore Banking Business
The Members
Come Again
Au Pairs
Tear It Up
The Cramps
Invisible Sex
Pere Ubu
Nothing Means Nothing Anymore
Alley Cats
Cheryl's Going Home
John Otway
He'd Send In the Army
Gang of Four
Shadow Line
The Fleshtones
Beyond and Back
Sign of the Cross
Two Little Boys
Splodgeness Abounds
Madame Medusa