Episode 15

Published on:

18th Jul 2022

Why is the Fugazi's Instrument (1999) Soundtrack Not Just Another Fugazi Album? w/ David Ballantyne of the Vinyl Score

David Ballantyne of The Vinyl Score returns to make his 2nd appearance of the year to talk about the 1999 Jem Cohen documentary, Instrument, which captures a 10 year snapshot of the band, Fugazi, between 1987 and 1996. Even though the film has live footage, and footage of the band recording, it's not a traditional rock documentary and the soundtrack also subverts those expectations.

David and Ryan share about how they first discovered the band and what expectations they had for the documentary upon first viewing. They also talk about the legend of the band, especially of it's frontman, Ian MacKaye.

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!