Teenage Superstar: Brand new documentary picks up where Scottish punk left off

May 5, 2017 in news

Just announced, filmmaker Grant Mcphee readies the follow-up to The Big Gold Dream in which he thoroughly examined the explosion of exciting new music in Scotland after the ’77 punk inception. Released in 2015 and mostly sticking to the story of seminal labels Fast Product and Postcard Records, who’s rosters included notables such as the Scars, Gang of Four, Mekons, Orange Juice and Aztec Camera, Mcphee managed to tell the story of “the sound of young Scotland” and in turn set the scene for a continuation and to explore on into the 1980’s.

Teenage Superstar sets its sights on the labels and bands of 1980’s Glasgow. Big name players of the time such as the Jesus and Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub and Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records will all share the spotlight. I also cannot see the film skipping over Stephen Pastel and his band the Pastels as well as his label 53rd and 3rd, who was home to the Vaselines and Shop Assistants. The project is still searching for some financial assistance, to ensure it can be rolled out in proper style.

Donate here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/teenage-superstars-movie-music-film#/

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By Kevin Bell

Kevin Bell is a Hamilton based musician, writer and record enthusiast.

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