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Bill Perrine: It’s Gonna Blow!!! San Diego’s Music Underground 1986-9

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California – it’s not all sailors and surfers.

As this weighty documentary amply recalls, San Diego was lined up as the “new Seattle” in the mid-90s by a music industry sniffing out the next patch of fertile ground. But as this shaky, sweaty, thrilling footage demonstrates, Rocket From The Crypt aside, what was going on there was way too weird for the mainstream.

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