The box of Peanut M&Ms. Robin Tunney looking for The Shaggs on 45. Mark’s band Marc. The funeral. The GWAR cameo. “1:37 exactly, Joe.” Warren shouting “Bye, Gina!” while being dragged away by police. That perfectly positioned “Blues” sign. Throwing fucking Muses on the soundtrack. “His name isn’t Warren?”
I watched EMPIRE RECORDS for the first time last night and I just have one question: Was it as perfect in 1995 as it is now? Because it is all of the perfect.
Photographed by Dominique Issermann, 1981.
I watch this every 9/11.