This documentary is filled with footage of great bands and interviews with some key players in what has probably been the largest music revolution ever. Punk rock shattered the challenged the status quo and continued to impact all generations of youth and culture. Redefining popular music and fashion, it threatened the establishment and legitimized an independent, do-it-yourself attitude. Punk inspired an entire generation of filmmakers, poets, photographers, fashion designers and graphic artists. This film traces punk from its beginnings in the mid-1970s (and earlier) up to its effect on modern rock music and other genres. Yes, it’s incomplete but it does provide a worthwhile oral history of punk. Directed by Don Letts, a legendary DJ and central figure on the London punk scene. This movie was an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005.
Some of the featured bands: The Velvet Underground, MC5, Iggy Pop & the Stooges, New York Dolls, Ramones, The Dictators, Suicide, Sex Pistols, The Clash, X-Ray Spex, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Slits, The Pretenders, Magazine, The Contortions, Sonic Youth, Dead Kennedys, Agnostic Front, The Bags, The Screamers, Minor Theat, Fugazi Black Flag, Bad Brains, Nirvana.
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