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Rye Coalition - The Story Of The Hard Luck 5 (DVD)

Rye Coalition - The Story Of The Hard Luck 5 (DVD)

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A story of punk and perseverance

When they signed to DreamWorks Records and none other than Dave Grohl (Nirvana) came on as their producer, Rye Coalition was primed to finally get their glory, or so it seemed. Like countless rockers before them, childhood best friends started a band in a basement with a couple simple goals in mind: have fun and play good music. As one of the first bands to develop the new 'emo' sound, they were at the forefront of a movement that included Shellac, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbreaker and Karp (with whom they later recorded a legendary 12' split). Rye Coalition's first recording was a demo cassette tape (1994's 'Dancing Man', self-released), backed by a tour in a beat up schoolbus long before most of them had their driver's license. As their talent and fan base grew, they released albums on indie labels and toured the country for over ten years on bigger and bigger bills: (Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters). After gaining momentum from 2002's 'On Top' LP, which was engineered by Steve Albini and produced by Dave Grohl, it all imploded.' The filmmaker has continuously documented these singular rockers for over a decade, brazenly chronicling choice moments with Rye Coalition (and those who know them well) on tour, at home and in the studio. Although the band was praised by critics and supported by an absurdly dedicated grassroots fan base, somehow these Jersey rockers never got their due Until now.


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Bonus Materials

  • Bonus Featurettes
  • Unreleased concert footage
  • Extended Interviews & Outtakes


Cast & Crew

  •       Dave Grohl
  •       Steve Albini
  •       Jared Warren
  •       Allison Wolfe
  •       Sonny Kay
  •       Tim Green
  •       David Clifford
  •       Henry Owings
  •       Alap Momin
  •       Dave Leto
  •       Jon Gonnelli
  •       Ralph Cuseglio
  •       Herbert Wiley V
  •       Justin Angelo Morey

Director: Jenni Matz

Producer: Jenni Matz

Additional Details

Label: Matzorific

Genre: Alternative/Punk

Language: English

Run Time: 77 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 01/13/15

UPC: 760137663294

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