Over nine years in the making, Tesco USA/NATO is pleased to announce the release of the GOD BLAST AMERICA! DVD. GBA! was a three-day industrial music festival filmed September 28-30, 2002 at North Six in Brooklyn [now the Music Hall of Williamsburg], and the documentary DVD was debuted on 11/11/11 at Public Assembly, directly next door to where it was filmed, as part of the Tesco USA 10th Anniversary Celebration.
“Having lost my dear friend and co-Producer unexpectedly to cancer in 2007 [James Elenidis, also responsible for DEATH IN JUNE LIVE IN NEW YORK], I considered the project shelved indefinitely. But earlier this year, the impending anniversary celebration became the inspiration to delve into the DV and DAT tapes and see what we had. With no experience, the bare bones of the trailer and only Jim’s 20-minute VHS rough cut to work with, I decided to take on the challenge and have remained steadfast in my determination to complete it.
With the help of some very talented and dedicated friends, this never before seen footage now clocks in at just under 4 hours - no bonus features, no extras - no room for anything but the meat! Tracks were chosen based on overall audio and video quality - with some bands, you get the whole set and others, just a couple - if it’s not in there, there’s a good reason. Some tracks came out raw and WYSIWYG, some have been meticulously edited to incorporate the original backing videos used by the band during their original performance, while others have taken on a whole new dimension.
Like the ‘glass dishes with tiny bubbles and imperfections’ from Fight Club, any minor flaws are proof that this video was crafted by the honest, simple, hard-working indigenous peoples of... wherever, but overall, I think the enthusiast will be guaranteed a very satisfying experience from beginning to end. It’s almost as good as being there.”
-Jane Elizabeth, Tesco USA, 10/19/11
Approx. 230 minutes, NTSC, standard definition, comes in a DVD digipak. Limited to 500 copies.
DO WEAR HEADPHONES. DO NOT WATCH IN ONE SITTING. WARNING: MAY CAUSE SEIZURES.