Rokk i Reykjavik Documentary – Soundtrack Wikipedia


Documentary
Rokk í Reykjavík was a documentary directed by Icelandic Friðrik Þór Friðriksson during the Icelandic winter of 1981-1982 and released for the local television the same year.
With this documentary, Friðriksson showcases the alternative music scene through several performances of the post punk/New Wave most important bands at that time taken from different concerts and accompanied by, some times, short interviews with musicians, and it portrays the lifestyle of the Icelandic youth faced to the establishment and advocated to anarchy, who were trying to find their own identity.
Rokk í Reykjavík is today considered as one of the most important documentaries about the Icelandic music culture and it included several important bands. For instance, Tappi Tíkarrass, a punk/pop band led by vocalist Björk Guðmundsdóttir contributed with two of their works: “Hrollur” and “Dúkkulísur”. The New Wave band Þeyr, today considered as one of the legendary Iceland bands of the early eighties, is featured here with their songs “Rúdolf” and “Killer Boogie”.
It is also worth of mentioning, the presence of Einar Örn Benediktsson’s punk group Purrkur Pillnikk, which appeared with two tracks: “Ovænt” and “Gluggagægir”.
Other important artists featured here are Bubbi Morthens with his band Egó, Fræbbblarnir, Grýlurnar, and the renowned Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson with his chanting poem “Rímur”, among others.
As this film was the first Icelandic work in Dolby Stereo, it brought innovation to the Icelandic film industry. With Íslenska Kvikmyndasamsteypan as the distributor, Rokk í Reykjavík was released in VHS format. The soundtrack to this film was released as a double LP compilation by Hugrenningur in April 1982.
The image cover for this release depicts singer Björk from Tappi Tíkarrass on stage.

Soundtrack
Rokk í Reykjavík was the soundtrack to the Icelandic TV documentary directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson during 1981-82 winter and released in 1982.
The soundtrack, which was released in April 1982 as a 2 LP released through Hugrenningur, features the performances of several Icelandic bands of the post punk/New Wave scene.
Bands such as Þeyr, Tappi Tíkarrass (a band led by singer Björk), Purrkur Pillnikk (with Einar Örn Benediktsson as the front-man), among others, were considered some of the most important bands at the moment.
The image cover for this release is a picture of singer Björk performing with Tappi Tíkarrass.

October 1993 – Rokk í Reykjavík. Label: Bad Taste. Catalogue number: SME2.
LP 1
Side A – length: 17:12
Side B – length: 20:37
Total length: 37:49

Track listing
Track Title Length Artist
Side A
01 Ó Reykjavík 02:25 Vonbrigði
02 Seig Heil 01:10 Egó
03 Gotta Go 01:45 Fræbbblarnir
04 Óvænt 01:07 Purrkur Pillnikk
05 Rúdolf 02:49 Þeyr
06 Creeps 01:48 Q4U
07 Breyttir Tímar 02:20 Egó
08 Where are the Bodies 05:08 Bodies
Side B
01 Hrollur 02:25 Tappi Tíkarrass
02 Moving Up to a Motion 03:15 Baraflokkurinn
03 Talandi Höfuð 02:55 Spilafífl
04 Í Speglinum 03:25 Þursaflokkurinn
05 Í Kirkju 02:42 Friðryk
06 Lífið og Tilveran 03:25 Start
07 Gullúrið 03:10 Grýlurnar

LP 2
Side C – length: 18:35
Side D – length: 20:34
Total length: 39:09

Track listing
Track Title Length Artist
Side C
01 Sat ég Inni á Klepp 03:42 Egó
02 Gluggagægir 03:00 Purrkur Pillnikk
03 Dúkkulísur 02:40 Tappi Tíkarrass link
04 Bereft 03:18 Mogo Homo
05 Hver er Svo Sekur 02:35 Jonee Jonee
06 Killer Boogie 02:45 Þeyr
07 Kick Us Out of the Country 01:55 Bodies
Side D
01 Af Því Pabbi Vildi Það 01:43 Jonee Jonee
02 Í Nótt 01:48 Fræbbblarnir l
03 Guðfræði 03:00 Vonbrigði –
04 Stórir Strákar 02:40 Egó
05 Gonna Get You 01:26 Q4U
06 Toys 01:57 Q4U
07 Lollipops 02:50 Sjálfsfróun
08 Antichrist 01:10 Sjálfsfróun
09 Sjálfsfróun 01:30 Sjálfsfróun
10 Af Litlum Neista Verður Mikið Mál 02:30 Bruni BB
11 Rímur 02:00 Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson

Credits
Image cover of the original double LP release
Personnel
Recording engineers from studio Þursabit: Júlíus Agnarsson, Tómas Magnús Tómasson, Þórður Árnason.
Sound: Jón Karl Helgason.
Executive board: Þorgeir Gunnarsson.
Mixing: Alan Snelling, Þórður Árnason.
Sound production: Anvil Studios, Abber Road, London.
Vinyl master cutting and vinyl pressing: Mayking Records, London.
Film processing and lithography: Prentsmiðjan Oddi.
Album design: Árni Páll Jóhansson.
Distribution: Steinar.
Tracks recorded on an 8-track Dolby-Stereo recorder.

Artists
Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson
Concert place: Menntaskólinn í Hamrahlið.
Vonbrigði: Jóhann Vilhjámsson – vocals. Gunnar Ellertsson – bass. Árni Kristjánsson – guitar. Þórarinn Kristjánsson – drums.
Concert place: Hafnarbíó.
Friðryk: Pétur Hjaltested – vocals, keyboards. Pálmi Gunnarsson – bass, vocals. Tryggvi J. Hübner – guitar. Sigurður Karlsson – drums. Björgvin Gíslason – guitar.
Concert place: Top of the Rock, U.S. NATO Base, Keflavík.
Egó: Asbjörn Morthens – vocals. Bergþór Morthens – guitar. Þorleifur Guðjónsson – bass. Ragnar Sigurðsson – guitar. Magnús Stefánsson – drums.
Concert place: Hótel Borg and Æfingahúsnæði.
Start: Pétur W. Kristjánsson – vocals. Eiríkur Hauksson – vocals, guitar. Nikulás Róbertsson – keyboards. Jón Ólafsson – bass. Davíð Karlsson – drums. Kristján Edelstein – guitar.
Concert place: Broadway.
Tappi Tíkarrass: Björk Guðmundsdóttir – vocals. Eyþór Arnalds – vocals. Eyjólfur Jóhannsson – guitar. Jakob Smári Magnússon – bass. Oddur F. Sigurbjarnason – drums.
Concert place: Ársel Community Centre.
Þursaflokkurinn: Egill Ólafsson – keyboards, vocals. Þórður Árnason – guitar. Tómas Magnús Tómasson – bass. Ásgeir Óskarsson – drums. Júlíus Agnarsson – Mix.
Concert place:Studío Grettisgat.
Baraflokkurinn: Ásgeir Jónsson – vocals. Þór Freysson – guitar. Jón Arnar Freysson – keyboards. Baldvin H. Sigurðsson – bass. Árni Henriksen – drums.
Concert place: Hótel Borg.
Purrkur Pillnikk: Einar Örn Benediktsson – vocals. Bragi Ólafsson – bass. Friðrik Erlingsson – guitar. Ásgeir Bragason – drums.
Concert place: Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlið and rehearsal place.
Q4U: Berglind G. Garðarsdóttir – vocals. Elínborg Halldórsdóttir – vocals. Gunnþór Sigurðsson – bass. Steinþór Stefánsson – guitar. Kormákur Geirharðsson – drums.
Concert place: Rehearsal place and Hótel Borg.
Spilafífl:Sævar Sverrisson – vocals. Birgir Mogensen – bass. Örn Hjálmarsson – guitar. Halldór Lárusson – drums.
Concert place: NEFS club at University of Iceland.
Þeyr: Magnús Guðmundsson – vocals. Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson – guitar. Þorsteinn Magnússon – guitar. Hilmar Örn Agnarsson – bass. Sigtryggur Baldursson – drums.
Concert place: Rehearsal place.
Bruni BB: Helgi Friðþjófsson – vocals. Ámundi Sigurðsson – vocals. Kristján E. Karlsson – vocals. Hörður Bragason – keyboards. Björn Roth – bass. Finnbogi Ásgeirsson – guitar. Sigurður Ingólfsson – guitar. Ómar Stefánsson – drums.
Concert place: Nýlistasafnið.
Bodies: Michael D. Pollock – guitar. Daniel Pollock – guitar. Magnús Stefánsson – drums. Rúnar Erlingsson – bass.
Concert place: Hótel Borg.
Grýlurnar: Ragnhildur Gísladóttir – vocals. Inga Rún Pálmadóttir – guitar. Linda Björk Hreiðarsdóttir – drums. Herdís Hallvarðsdóttir – bass.
Concert place: Óðal.
Sjálfsfróun: Bjarni Þ. Þórðarson – vocals, bass. Sigurður Ágústsson – guitar. Jónbjörn Valgeirsson – drums.
Concert place: Hafnarbíó.
Jonee Jonee: Þorvar Hafsteinsson – vocals. Bergsteinn Björgólfsson – bass. Heimir Barðason – drums.
Concert place: NEFS.
Fræbbblarnir: Valgarður Guðjónsson – vocals. Stefán K. Guðjónsson – drums. Steinþór Stefánsson – bass. Tryggvi Þór Tryggvason – guitar. Kristinn Steingrímsson – guitar.
Concert place: Fellahellir.
Mogo Homo: Óskar Þórisson – vocals, keyboards. Óðinn Guðbrandsson – bass.
Concert place: Bereft.

1982 – Rokk í Reykjavík (Íslenska Kvikmyndasamsteypan), the TV documentary.

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