Henry Chalfant the co-creator of Style Wars brings you this Hip-Hop documentary shot in the early 80’s South Bronx at community art center Fashion Moda. Break dancing, Beat Boxing, Graffiti, MCing, DJing…all the original elements are represented. Hosted by Spank TC5.
“The Pagans MC patch depicts the Norse fire-giant Surtr sitting on the sun, wielding a sword, plus the word Pagan’s [sic] in red, white and blue. Unlike most one percenter motorcycle clubs, the Pagans do not include on their club insignia a bottom rocker indicating the geographical chapter of the member wearing the club’s full patch. It is believed the club declines to follow this one percenter tradition because they do not want law enforcement to know what state chapters individual Pagans belong to.
Members wear blue denim vests called cuts or cutoffs with club patches, known as colors, on the front and back. Symbols of the Pagans also include a black number 13 on the back of their colors (indicating that they are affiliated with the club’s Mother Chapter), the number “4” (which signifies the motto “live and die”), the number “5” (which signifies the Nazi SS motto), the number “7” (an “in memory of” patch) and the number “9” (the chapter with which the member is affiliated). Nazi or White supremacist patches are also common on the front of the cuts, as are tattoos reading “ARGO” (Ar Go Fuck Yourself) and “NUNYA” (Nun’Ya Fuckin’ Business).”
A documentary directed by German filmmaker Wolfgang Büld featuring The Clash, X-Ray Spex, The Jam, and other bands at the forefront of the movement in London circa 1976. A slice of British punk life filmed in the late seventies while it was actually happening. Filled with lots of live footage and stupid punkers runnin’ their mouths. You get a real feel for the raw energy of that time in history before it was co-opted.
1. The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes
2. Jimmy Pursey Interview
3. Chelsea Interview 1
4. Chelsea – Right To Work
5. Chelsea Interview 2
6. X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage: Up Yours!
7. Poly-Styrene Interview Part 1
8. X-Ray Spex – Identity
9. Poly-Styrene Interview Part 2
10. Lurkers Interview
11. The Lurkers – Shadow
12. The Red Cow Club
13. The Jolt– Unknown
14. Jolt Interview
15. The Jolt – You’re Cold
16. Miles Copeland Interview
1983 Punk Rock Series on KTTV Channel 11 News. A five segment look into the Punk Rock Movement from England to Los Angeles, starting in the late 70’s. This 5-part series aired nightly one week in 1983 on the Los Angeles Channel 11 News. Contains Interviews and footage of the Circle Jerks, The Exploited, FEAR, Youth Brigade, and RF7. Surprisingly positive and not sensationalist towards the movement.
“Camera crews from the late-night NBC talk show Tomorrow captured footage of
the band’s performance–as well as LAPD cops in riot gear entering the venue and
later charging across Sunset Boulevard at Flag fans who were sarcastically Sieg
Heiling the officers. A mohawked Chuck Dukowski appeared on the show, patiently
explaining to a truly puzzled Rona Barrett that that Black Flag was not part of
the white supremacist movement and it was the LAPD who were the Nazis. It would
be the first of many appearances that Ginn and the ever-quotable Dukowski–“I’m
not a part of the everyday American society. In fact, I do my damnedest to tear
it down,” he told one interviewer–would make in the regional and national media
during the next few months as conflicts with the police continued at Black Flag
and other punk rock shows in Southern California.” – Mojo
2 On The Town was a locally produced Los Angeles news magazine show. Here they report on the local punk scene, focusing on a Dez era Black Flag show at the Starwood. The violence is sensationalized, they repeatedly cuts to a shot of a fight in the audience, even editing it so it repeats, and interview a girl who had her clothing pulled off (seems like the inspiration for the scene in Suburbia). A critical undercover policeman gives his two cents in silhouette, I guess to protect his identity from the ruthless punk rockers. Chuck Dukowski and Greg Ginn share their thoughts on the aggressiveness of the music and it’s fans.
LA’s KABC News documentary from 1982 about the ‘new menace’ of punk rock that was gonna corrupt yer kids. Classic shabby reportin’ ‘n punksplotation scaremongerin’. Great interviews with FEAR‘s Lee Ving to fan the fires. Stuff like this will make you question everything you see in the news media.