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Super 8 Stories Review

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A tour diary, a meet-the-band promo and a documentary about the making of the video for the title track of N.S.O.'s sixth album, Unza Unza Time.

★★★★

Closer in spirit to Leningrad Cowboys than Buena Vista Social Club, Emir Kusturica's No Smoking Orchestra has acquired a considerable cult following on the continent since its formation in 1986.

With its joyous fusion of musical styles as diverse as punk, jazz and Romany folk, the N.S.O. is fronted by Dr. Nele Karajlic, whose TV satire show, Surreal Top List, has considerably increased the band's cachet. Shot in a grungy style, this is a tour diary, a meet-the-band promo and a documentary about the making of the video for the title track of N.S.O.'s sixth album, Unza Unza Time. If your abiding memory of Black Cat, White Cat is the pounding score, then you're in for a treat here, as the revealing talking-head segments are interspersed with concert footage.

A good fusion of footage with an awesome soundtrack.

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