Hype! (1996)

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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s


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Director:

Doug Pray

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4 April 1999 | SKG-2
9
| Cautionary tale
It's my hope that future musicians who are trying to make real music as opposed to Spice Girls pap and that ilk will look at this documentary and try not to make the same mistakes, and allow the hype to overwhelm what could have been a real musical revolution. The high points (or low points, depending on your point of view) are the Muzak version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and when the ex-Sub Pop employee made up "grunge" terms that The New York Times printed as gospel. I wish this had acknowledged earlier Seattle musicians like Hendrix and Heart, and tried to answer whether the Nirvana-Pearl Jam feud was real or just part of the hype, but otherwise, this is an important cautionary tale, and it's also fun and informative. Oh yeah, and the music is great too.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$106,599 24 November 1996

Gross USA:

$268,520

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