Made in Sheffield

Made in Sheffield (2001) movie poster

(2001) dir. Eve Wood
viewed: 09/25/06

A low-end documentary about the Sheffield, England music scene in the late 1970’s to the 1980’s.  It’s an interesting phenomenon about how this music scene grew up around the avant-garde of Cabaret Voltaire and The Human League, basing their music on synthesizers that they constructed themselves, a whole different aesthetic from the Punk scenes in other cities.  The weird thing is that these bands wound up morphing into the synth-pop hitmakers of their day, including ABC, who came to be known for poppy New Wave with crooner-ish camp vocals and stuff.  It’s an interesting little scene but the film is not much to write home about.

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