American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980 – 1986

american-_hardcore_dvd.jpgI’ve always been fascinated by the punk scene. But until now, I’ve never looked into it. Only thing punk I knew of was the Sex Pistols and The Ramones. It’s safe to say, I’m not a fan of punk after seeing this. Only band I sorta enjoyed, of what little I heard, was D.O.A. and Bad Brains. I totally respect the scene. Just not the music I’d ever be into. It was cool seeing Henry Rollins in the scene. Didn’t much dig Black Flag, but they didn’t show a whole lot of performance stuff. My favorite line from the movie was John Joseph going on a calm profanity laced tirade about todays “punk” scene…

“We looked forward to going on the road because at least we got hospitality and we got fed and we got to do shows and have a great time, but it wasn’t none of this shit, all these fucking, like, spoiled little fucking brats that are on MTV now with their fucking buses and all this bullshit and they’re calling that shit punk. That ain’t fucking punk.”

Bitter much? Though I feel the exact same way about most of the rap music of today.

Also didn’t know straight edge was popularized by the hardcore punk scene. Interesting, since my image of punk was drug addicted fools like those in the Sex Pistols. Anyway, I greatly enjoyed the DVD and highly recommend it.

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