Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Director Julia Nash
United States /95 min. / 2017 / English (VOSE)

The unlikely and libertine story of the record store and label which, from Chicago, revolutionized ‘80s underground, propelling a new sound: electro- industrial.

A heartfelt tribute to Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, the charismatic gay couple who, with a philosophy and aesthetic halfway to punk-metal, a dance floor and bomb-proof passion, turned their shop and label into an oasis for musical outcasts and social misfits, and an American epicentre of the electro industrial scene. Customers and grateful fans like Jello Biafra, Steve Albini and Trent Reznor help piece together the story of this home to groups like Ministry, Front 242, Revolting Cocks, My Life With The Thill Kill Kult or Front Line Assembly, as well as entry to the States by European contemporaries such as Coil, Chris & Cosey, KMFDM, Young Gods and Laibach. A happily dysfunctional family of renegades whose unexpected success would attract the multinational sharks that smelled easy prey.

Mark Skillicorn
Brian Schilling
Drew Angle
Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Richard 23 (Front 242), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), David J (Bauhaus), Groovie Mann (Thrill Kill Kult), Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Steve Albini (Big Black), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM), and more!