I’ve probably mentioned it before but I used to love the Dead Kennedy’s back in the day and their first album is an undeniable US punk rock classic. Not really a fan of them these days but I feel this footage of them back in 1984 is well worth sharing for a classic moment in time – let me know what you think!
Found this great old school footage of the Circle Jerks from 1985. Many felt by this point the band has lost the plot but if you watch the footage you will see they are still on point
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Punk pioneer Jello Biafra talks about his “vinyl addiction” and pulls one of the strangest psychedelia records straight from “Good Housekeeping.”
I used to follow the LA punk scene via Skateboarder magazine and Flipside back in the early 80s, a lot of the older punks had co-opted the Adam Ant look and the hardcore punks created stickers “Black Flag Kills Ants on contact” obviously a play on the Black Flag bug spray and the two bands mentioned above.
Check this recently found super 8 footage of an Adam and the Ants instore at the legendary Tower Records on Sunset
Found this footage today – probably the earliest Ramones footage I have ever seen
I was living in Sydney Australia when In God We Trust came out – we could not believe that a band could play that fast – turns out we were right – this amazing documentary shows that they actually sped up the recordings! This is crucial viewing for any Dead Kennedys fan
Released in July 2003. The session was filmed in June 1981 by Eric Goodfield for a part of a punk documentary he was making. When the DKs went to master the tape it started to peel and deteriorate, so they had to record it again (that session took place in August and was used for the EP). The tape was in Goodfield’s collection until the DKs asked him if he would release the video as part of their 25th anniversary. It includes live versions of all the songs except “Hyperactive Child”, for which no live footage could be found.
Nazi Punks Fuck Off
We’ve Got a Bigger Problem Now
Hyperactive Child (studio version overlaying live montage)
Nazi Punks Fuck Off (live at the Ritz, Austin, Texas August 7, 1982)
Kepone Factory (live at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California October 10, 1979)
Dogbite (live at the Ritz, Austin, Texas August 7, 1982)
Religious Vomit (live at the On Broadway, San Francisco, California June 16, 1984)
We’ve Got a Bigger Problem Now (live at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California April 4, 1981)
Rawhide (live at the Island, Houston, Texas August 18, 1984)
Moral Majority (live at the Keystone, Palo Alto, California February 17, 1986)
In the first episode of our series Under the Influence, we go from the streets of the Lower East Side all the way to South Korea to examine one of the most distinctive genres to sprout from the concrete of New York City: hardcore. Along the way, we’ll meet with everyone from tattoo shop owners to chefs to government workers—all of whom have been inspired by the teachings at musical meccas like CBGB’s and A7 and found ways to apply the lessons learned from the scene to their own lives. Join us—as well as members of Agnostic Front, Title Fight, Youth of Today, Incendiary, and more—as we explore a world living under the influence of New York Hardcore.
Messing about on Youtube I found this cool set from Suicidal Tendencies from way back in 1983
This was pretty much just when they went “metal” but before they added all the funk that makes the old classic songs practically unrecognizable live
Memories of Tomorrow
Suicide’s an Alternative
I saw Your Mommy
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.
Cool interview with punk legend Doyle of the Misfits on his guitar and amp set up