VARIOUS ARTISTS – “Urgh! A Music War” (1980)
Let’s face it — “Urgh!” will never have an official DVD release, ever. Even though it’s been shown more on TV recently (especially on VH1 Classic), the home video rights are completely landlocked in an archiac legal agreement which likely will 99.9% prevent it from ever getting a proper release again. Likewise, since the soundtrack is filled with such big names, all of whom would demand a hefty licensing fee, that it will remain out-of-print in perpetuity as well.
But, luckily for me, a friend who’s an obsessive TV taper managed to snag “Urgh!” off of INHD (a high-def cable channel) some months ago. He burned it straight from his TiVo to DVD, meaning that the letterboxed bootleg of it that I now have is as close to the real thing as anyone is ever gonna get!
Other blogs have done “Urgh!” posts in the past, but here, I’ve ripped the audio from this new DVD, compiling every performance in the film from its broadcast source.