Another State of Mind is a documentary film made in the summer of 1982 chronicling the adventure (and misadventure) of two punk bands — Social Distortion and Youth Brigade — as they embark on their first international tour. Along the way they meet up with another progressive punk band, Minor Threat, whom they hang out with at the Dischord house for about a week near the end of their ill-fated tour.
The birth of Italian hardcore punk. The cities and the hotbeds of punk. Self-management, squats, politics. D.I.Y., tapes and vinyl. Independent labels. Fanzines and counter-culture word-of-mouth. Concerts, rallies, demonstrations. The battles, the violence, the excesses and the drugs. The antagonistic relationship between the punk movement and the press, daily papers and magazines. The beginnings, rise and fall of the big bands of the ’80s. Interviews and rare live footage from Raw Power, Wretched, Negazione, CCM, Indigesti, Kina, Peggio Punx, Impact, Upset Noise and many others.
To be released in 2013. After the end of the world.
Wow guys – No Future records was home to some of my favorite bands back in the day , Blitz, Channel 3 , The Partisans, Red Alert the list goes on and on. Check this great interview with Chris Berry on the history of the label and how him and Richard Jones started with a Thousand Pound bank loan. This is must see TV if you loved any of the UK 82 style punk bands
Heard a lot about this documentary on the Cockney Rejects – I know some people who have seen it at Indie Film festivals but I have yet to see it or even pick up a DVD of it – will let ya know what its like once I see it for myself – until then OI OI OI
Found this pretty cool German Documentary on the Skinhead scene – pretty fair covers the origins, the old days, the trad skins , oi skins, sharp skins and nazi skins
A lot of subtitles so even if you can’t understand fluent German, its still well worth watching
I actually own this great documentary on Oi but I won it on VHS and I probably haven’t had a VCR for a good 5 years or more – in fact I have no clue where I can even buy one these days even if I wanted to. In fact I am sure in a year or two its going to be mighty hard to even buy a dvd player, since every one now owns Blu Ray Players.
Anyways This is a great documentary and if you only have time in your life to watch one documentary on Oi music this is the one – with Cock Sparrer, The Rejects, The Business, Sham etc – what more could you ask for? Check it out here:
Check out this very early documentary on the LA punk scene – to me one of the highlights is a pre “cholo” Suicidal Tendencies – very very different band from even what they played on their first album (which some music snobs accused them of being far too metal at the time)
Well worth watching the entire thing if you have 45 minutes to spare:
Punk: Attitude is a documentary on the history of punk rock in the USA and UK. The film traces the different styles of punk from their roots in 60s garage and psychedelic bands (Count Five, the Stooges) through glam-punk (New York Dolls) to the 70s New York and London scenes and into the hardcore present. Interviews with many of the musicians are edited with live clips and historical footage.
Here is the full-length 1979 documentary about punks and skinheads in the United Kingdom featuring bands like The Exploited, Vice Squad and many others.I forget who owned this film but someone I knew did and every now and then we would crack open the ciders and watch it again. If you have never seen it before you are in for a treat.