For those who loved the Industrial Accident Wax Trax! Records documentary released earlier this year, your cup runneth over! Now, a Kickstarter campaign has been announced for The History of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way, a documentary featuring interviews with Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Revolting Cocks and so many other acts, as well as members of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Die Warzau, Pigface and more.
The new doc, whose title is a play on the line spoken by Sean Connery in the 1987 Crime Drama The Untouchables, takes a deeper and more encompassing look at Chicago’s prominent role in the development of industrial music throughout the 1980s and ’90s.
The film’s producers write on Kickstarter:
“This movie is based in Chicago, but the story is global. Chicago was the epicenter of this style of music that rose from the dirty dancefloors to airwaves of MTV via the groundbreaking show ‘120 Minutes.’ Soon clubs from LA to Berlin were spinning these artists — but how did it start? What was the engine that made it go? What caused this beautiful marriage of dance, rock, disco, synths, aggression and attitude? Why was there a chicken needed in the recording studio for inspiration? (what?!) … It’s a story, with many wild, true, tales that needs to be told.”
After raising their first round of through private funding, the producers explain in the campaign that they’re turning now to crowdfunding via fans of the genre to cover the post-production costs such as music licensing, legal fees, physical production of a Blu-ray release, film festival submissions and more.
Head over to Kickstarter to see all the perks and awards for contributing towards the campaign here.
Watch the trailer for the documentary below: