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Lance Bangs to Direct Alternative Rock Docuseries 'I Don’t Belong Here'

American director Lance Bangs - known for his work on Portlandia, the Jackass franchise, and the new music video for George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" - is set to direct and produce a new music docuseries titled I Don’t Belong Here. It will focus on the rise of alternative rock in the 1990s.

The series’ title is taken from the chorus of Radiohead‘s 1993 hit "Creep," which is regarded as one of the most notable alt-rock songs of the 90s. Anonymous Content is the production company behind the series, although no network or streaming service has been announced for the distribution.

According to Deadline, "I Don’t Belong Here relives an absurd and surreal moment in the 1990s when major record labels gambled hundreds of millions of dollars on an unlikely crop of artists from way outside the mainstream. These are the stories – told by the musicians, scouts, producers and label heads – who did their best to make sense of a time that made no sense."

Through his work directing music videos, Bangs himself was also a contributor to 90s alt-rock culture. He collaborated with R.E.M., Pavement, Sonic Youth, Green Day, and more. Bangs is also married to Corin Tucker, a member of 90s alt-rock band Sleater-Kinney.

Bangs shared the announcement on his Instagram. In the caption, he welcomed additional contributors to assist in making the series as comprehensive as possible. “I’m sure there are more stories from this era to learn from,” he wrote, “so reach out if you have them.”

See Bangs' Instagram post below.

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Article Image: A collection of CDs by 90s alt-rock bands, including Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Stone Temple Pilots. (Koshiro K via Shutterstock.)

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