Posted in movies | music on August 15, 2013

Wax Trax!

Wax Trax! Records began its life as an independent record store in Denver which, in 1978, relocated to Chicago where it soon found itself at ground zero for the city's postpunk scene. In 1980 Wax Trax! started a label that became synonymous with industrial music, releasing records by Ministry, Front 242, Coil, Revolting Cocks, Foetus, KMFDM, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult and lots more. The label got bought out by TVT Records in 1992, and owner Jim Nash died of AIDS-related complications three years later, but the label's music and legacy live on.

A new documentary featuring rare archival footage as well as new interviews with Paul Barker (Ministry, RevCo), Chris Connelly (Ministry, RevCo), Richard 23 and Patrick Codenys of Front 242, En Esch of KMFDM, Jello Biafra and more. No word on a release date yet, but you can watch the trailer (via Slicing Up Eyeballs) below...

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Wax Trax! The Documentary

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Comments (11)

cool! WaxTrax was legitimately influential. Every goth kid in the world knows it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 11:40 AM

Can't wait!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 11:48 AM

Nice, all of these bands made the bulk of my teenage music listening.

Damn… I am old…

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 3:18 PM

Holy shit, I spent many afternoons in the Denver store(s). Can't wait to see this!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 3:19 PM

What next a doc on Imi Jimi's?

Then a sequel to the original doc called "Across the Trax: Used" !

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 4:42 PM

It would be nice to see Al Jourgenson suffering and in pain

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 11:50 PM

Holy shit, I spent many afternoons in the Denver store(s). Can't wait to see this!!

Posted by E3lanat | August 19, 2013 1:44 PM

Or...maybe you'd prefer a little post-punk electronic industrial techno beat.

Posted by Nathan | February 9, 2014 10:45 AM

we used to have so much fun listening to this back in the day - dancing to it, singing it in our living rooms - laughing and wishing we could change the world ourselves... just fabulous - brings me right back - thank you!

Posted by Emiliano | February 18, 2014 2:00 PM

one of my favorites. i especially like en esch in this video.

Posted by Allen | May 12, 2014 4:51 AM

Jwatson fuck off ass.. if it wasnt for these guys alotta great music never would made it.. Corrigan was just a off shoot .. nver cared for him either, but you miss th whole point .. WT supported so many real artists .. dont even Dare t say shit like that YOU WERNT THERE

Posted by Harpco | October 14, 2014 3:39 AM

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