Youtube suggested this video to me the other day and I got curious as the frame was of famed 80s pro skateboarder Steve Olson. Its a great documentary on the early days of the Orange County Punk rock scene in the late 70s early 80s. Featuring Interviews from Henry Rollins and Chuck from Black Flag, Keith Morris from the Circle Jerks, Pro Skaters Duane Peters and Steve Olson, Joe from the Vandals , Jack Grisham from TSOL and so many more who played the Cuckoo’s Next back in the late 70s early 80s.
“Sid Vicious was Innocent” was the name of a song on the 1982 Exploited album “Troops of Tomorrow” I used to love that song but at the time I was like “yeah right of course he is” Over the year even before the internet there was talk that he actually might have been innocent and set up by a local low life druggie friend of theirs. Since this time there have been various books and documentaries delving into the entire sordid state of affairs – Check out who killed Nancy here:
I used to be a HUGE Black Flag fan back in the day. I was messing about on Youtube today and found this Black Flag documentary – great stuff from Rollins, Keith Morris, Flea, Raymond Pettibon and many more. If you were a fan back then or still are you’re going to love this documentary. I never knew that at one point the band was going to be called “Rope” Check it out here and leave a comment below on your thoughts
I loved the Sex Pistols growing up (in fact Nevermind the bollocks still holds up today as one of the greatest rock n roll records of all time). When I was first getting into punk I devoured any book or magazine that had something on the Sex Pistols, keep in mind kids i am talking 1977-78 Australia a long long time before the interwebz. Anyhoo I just discovered this documentary today even though it was shot 7 years ago. Its great to see Steve Jones, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook go back to their old stomping grounds regaling us of tales of crappy clubs, dirty rehearsal rooms and filthy flats. Check it out and see what you think
Official trailer for the film THE DAMNED: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, the authorized documentary of the punk pioneers. Directed/produced by Wes Orshoski (co-director/producer of “LEMMY”), the film features all four original members of the Damned (Captain Sensible, Dave Vanian, Brian James and Rat Scabies), plus appearances by Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Mick Jones (The Clash), Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks), actor/comedian Fred Armisen, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Jack Grisham (T.S.O.L.), Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF!), Dexter Holland (The Offspring) and many more. Shot around the world over the past four years, the film makes its debut at SXSW in March 2015. The third prong in the holy trinity of UK punk, with the Sex Pistols and the Clash, The Damned were the first U.K. punks to release a single (“New Rose”) and album (“Damned Damned Damned”), and the first to tour the U.S. Having logged hits in the punk, new wave and goth eras, they are one of the only surviving bands from punk’s first wave.
Student Documentary film about the Skinhead subculture, featuring the infamous Tilbury Trojan Skins, Symond Lawes and Gavin Watson. – Reconstruction by Martyn Fowler.
This is the full Black Flag documentary.
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.