This original documentary focuses on a group of kids who have built a community around a love of music and a passion for creating an alternative to dominant consumerist society. By putting on shows in basements, booking and traveling on national tours, and releasing their own records, these kids attempt to distance themselves from the corporate influence that they consider not only unnecessary, but unwelcome. This fascinating look int...Read More
Classic punk rock movie from 1980 starring Richard Hell, illustrating the end of the first wave of New York City punk rock better than other films. Nada (Carole Bouquet), a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of up and coming punk rock star, Billy (Richard Hell). Featuring members of the Voidoids and the Ramones. A time capsule from '80's New York City
Decades after birthing punk in the 1970s, CBGB remains the archetypal club of the Rock and Roll underground. For the past twenty-eight years, CBGB has played host to up-and-coming bands from all sub-genres of Rock and continues to capture the hearts of those who appreciate the spirit of original music. This video features live performances by Agnostic Front, UK Subs, Cro-Mags, the Vibrators, and many more!
Southern California. The late 70s. Spike-haired kids with tattoos and a love for loud music stuck out like sore thumbs. These Punk pioneers found their only sanctuary at Cuckoo's Nest, a club in Costa Mesa. "Clockwork Orange County" chronicles this scene, where seminal Punk acts such as The Ramones, T.S.O.L. and Black Flag launched, and a west coast chapter of a global musical movement was born.
Devo, the seminal concept band, made a career out of setting to music video their dada-gone-camp theory of De-Evolution and its rebuke of corporate culture. This is a comprehensive collection of Devo's output, an essential tour of the pre-to-post-punk scene. Includes groundbreaking pre-MTV clips that defined the form with twisted genius intros and outros, rare performance footage, and extras.
From the mid 80-s through the mid 90's, Amphetamine Reptile Records defined the term "Underground." For blistering genre-creating sounds, graphics and attitude, AmRep had no equal. The label began what was then a first - the cheap self-published Video Compilation. Enlisting the insane "Dr. Sphincter", the "Dope, Guns..." video series documents a seminal movement in music history.
This 126 minute film features raw, vintage live performances by Bad Religion, The Circle Jerks, The Weirdos, and The Dickies. These performances, originally released on VHS as "Best Of Flipside Volume 1" and "Best Of Flipside Volume 6," capture all the aggressiveness and energy of the L.A. punk rock scene in the mid-eighties. The DVD also features bonus live tracks from Dead Kennedy's and D.O.A. Among the classic tracks included a...Read More
Dave Travis presents live footage featuring the Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Twisted Roots and Redd Kross interspersed with interviews. Each song by each group is presented from start to finish. Rare interviews with Mike Watt (Minutemen), Jeff and Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), Cris and Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets), Paul Roessler (Screamers, Twisted Roots, DC3) and Hellin (Killer) Roessler.
Punk's Not Dead is more than just a tribute documentary. It takes you on an era-by-era journey that puts punk rock's non-conformist reputation under the knife. Officially sanctioned by the bands in the film who donated personal photos, fliers and home videos, Punk's Not Dead follows the evolution of punk music from its anarchic roots, to its use as a corporate marketing tool and acceptance into popular culture, to its reinvention in t...Read More
This fascinating film, shot in 1977-78, documents the early days of the Punk Rock phenomenon. From its beginnings on London's pub rock circuit to UK chart domination, Punk The Early Years has it all! Includes performances from Sex Pistols, X Ray Spex, Generation X, The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux, Marc Bolan,The Adverts, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Billy Idol, Poly Styrene and many more! Also includes extensive interviews, including the last-e...Read More
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock presents the history of punk rock in the U.S. through the eyes of six of the first punk rockers. Their story has been characterized by a unique view of the world, and attempts to convey this view have not always been embraced by industry leaders. Footage of performances and interviews provide an in-depth examination of this genre, and eye-catching graphics lend a suitable backdrop. The individual rockers di...Read More
The Dicks started out as an Austin, Texas poster band in 1979 and once formed, took off like a hardcore rocket. The Dicks only released one 45 and two LP's and were the house band at legendary Raul's Club. Every hardcore punk act that came to Austin demanded the Dicks play with them from Fear to Black Flag to Dead Kennedys. This is their story told by die-hard lifelong Dicks fans.
Half live concert footage, half music video. You Can't Hear Me is a series of experimental vignettes that expound upon the dark irony of the accompanying performances from the critically acclaimed band, Xiu Xiu. From jellyfish floating in the sky to hand-drawn animation, award winning director Courtney Fathom Sell explores a variegated palette of expression.