BIG GOLD DREAM DVD
Using a combination of interviews, archive material and specially-shot footage, the film traces the development of a post-punk scene in Scotland,
tracing its roots in the punk explosion of 1977 and its effect on the Edinburgh music scene, with the emergence of bands such as Scars and
The Dirty Reds and the appearance of record label Fast Product, which went on to release records by The Human League, The Mekons and
Gang of Four.
The film goes on to chart (and contrast) the rise and fall of Glasgow's poppier Postcard Records, home to Orange Juice and east-coast defectors, Josef K.
Featuring Fire Engines / Orange Juice / Scars / Josef K / Fast Product / Postcard Records and sundry others....
Director/Producer: Grant McPhee
Producer: Wendy Griffin
Writer/Editor: Angela Slaven
Co-Producers: Erik Sandberg, Innes Reekie
Exec Producers: Mark Thomas, Ewan Angus
Big Gold Dream is the everyday story of how a group of disaffected youth in search of the only fun in town went on to change the world.
High on theory and with only cheek, cheek-bones and cheap guitars to get them through between dole cheques, they took a set of hand-me-down reference points plundered from books, TV and subtitled films, created a scene and transformed it into ART.
As was typical of the times, entryism was in and subversion was from within, but like all great movements, it was never going to last.
Except everything you hear today, tomorrow and knocked into the middle of next week started here.
Indie-Disco, Art-Rock and Difficult Fun are all in the mix.
Big Gold Dream is as much about Now as Then.
Sound and Vision are everything.
Welcome to the Future.
This is Big Gold Dream.
This is Pop!