"We Thought We Were Killing Off Rock & Roll."

A musical friend in Sheffield has directed Waist High to Made in Sheffield, a 2003 documentary on the history of the Sheffield music scene, a film Time Out London called one of the "Top 50 music films of all time."

Sheffield Vision: The best post-punk music in Europe was electronic music & for five years the best electronic music came from Sheffield. Made in Sheffield documents the evolution of the Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, Heaven 17 & ABC, who emerged from Sheffield's music scene in the late 70's. Their dream was to destroy rock music. The result was the creation of some of the most influential sounds in pop music.

Loaded with endearing moments & humour, it captures the essence of the seldom portrayed aftermath of Punk & the spirit of the early 80's British New Wave movement.

(Waist High side note, the song from the trailer is "Being Boiled" by a very early incarnation of the Human League. The song was written by Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh, and Philip Oakey in 1978 and is notable as one of the very first singles to use only electronic instruments.)

A sequel to Made In Sheffield,
The Beat is The Law (Part One - The Eighties) will premiere at the UK's Documentary Festival in Sheffield in November. The Beat is The Law documents the "fateful journey through the 80's and 90's taken by a group of innovative musicians/artists living in Sheffield, a city famous for Electronic Pop but at the same time worst hit by Thatcher's economic policies; a journey which lands them at the heart of the UK's Dance and Britpop movements."

When music is your life, the beat is the law