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Punk In London (1977) Documentary Featuring The Clash, X-Ray Spex, The Jam

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

17. The Electric Chairs – (You Make Me) Cream In My Jeans

18. The Killjoys – It Could Be Me 1
19. The Killjoys – It Could Be Me 2
20. Kevin Rowland Interview
21. The Killjoys – At Night
22. The Rough Trade Record Shop
23. The Adverts – One Chord Wonders

24. Subway Sect – Ambition
25. Subway Sect – Out Of Touch
26. Subway Sect Interview
27. Rat (Damned Roadie) Interview 1
28. Sounds Newspaper
29. Teddy Boys Interview

30. The Jam – Carnaby Street
31. The Jam – In The City
32. Jean Jaques Burnell Interview And A Cynics View Of Punk

33. The Boomtown Rats – Do The Rat
34. Rat (Condemned Roadie) Interview 2

35. The Clash – Complete Control
36. The Clash – Hate And War
37. The Clash – Police And Thieves
38. The Clash – Garageland

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CHiPs – Battle of the Bands Episode (1982) – Cops vs. Punks – Featuring PAIN ‘I Dig Pain’

This is my favorite punksploitation TV episode, I think it beats the Quincy one.

Watch the first part here, wouldn’t let me embed it. The other 3 parts below.

“After slashing some tires, some punks with mohawks break into the van of a band, Snow Pink. While stealing guitars, they accidentally undo the emergency break with one of them, Fido, still in the van. He jumps out as it rolls down the hill. When it reaches the end, it flies over a car and onto the beach. Ponch and Jon chase the punks while Baricza secures the scene of the crime. After chasing them up and down slippery hills, they wind up at the beach under a pier, but don’t which punks might be the ones they were chasing, so they move on.

Bonnie is at the beach taking a statement from Snow Pink when Jon and Ponch arrive. She’s a new wave artist with pink hair.

Back at Central, Getraer, and Harlan give Ponch some ribbing about his singing. Turner comes in with some microphones that some bikers were banging on everything in a cemetery. One is labeled “Snow”.

Jon and Ponch go to talk to Snow Pink at Breaking Point and walk in on a rehearsal. They return her damaged microphones but inform her they haven’t found her guitars yet. Her friend Duke is screening tapes. He just listened to a group called “Pain” that he doesn’t like. After Snow Pink urges him to be more open, he agrees to invite Pain to be in the battle of the bands. What they don’t know is that Pain is made up of the same punks that stole Snow Pink’s equipment!

On patrol, Ponch spots someone hammering a tire and finds a woman in a bikini who has had her tire slashed. Ponch helps her put on the spare tire.

Later, Ponch and Jon meet up with Snow Pink at her Passion Fashion store. Ponch looks for an outfit for when he performs on stage.

Back at Central, Grossie slam dances against the lockers and tells the history of slam dancing. In the process of slamming himself against lockers, he almost hits Getraer.

Shortly thereafter, Pain is practicing on a rooftop when Jon and Ponch arrive. Just before they’re about to go inside, one of the band members throws a bass guitar off the roof and onto a car causing a multiple vehicle accident. After making sure a man’s okay, they chase the punks who escape on their motorcycles. One of them hides out in his parents’ garage as his mom asks if he had fun. The rest of the punks climb over a barbed wire fence and escape.

At Central, Getraer hands out the schedules and Ponch leaves to get ready for his last performance. Jon goes to try to talk Duke into more security. Duke gets a call asking for tickets and Jon overhears that Pain is playing. He heads inside to visit Snow. She shows off her new outfit and gives him a box with a new outfit for Ponch.

Meanwhile, Pain is practicing. Some of the band members are frustrated that they may not win, so they come up with the plan to trash the place.

When Jon and Ponch meet up again, Ponch admits he’s happy being a CHP officer and doesn’t want to give it up. However, he’s upset that Jon hasn’t come to hear him sing. Ponch promises that Jon will get to hear him anyway.

At the Battle of the Bands that night, Pain rips up the bathroom while Snow Pink performs. Soon enough, Pain begins disrupting the audience. When Duke tries to kick them out, they threaten him with a knife.

After locking the doors, Pain performs “I Hate Pain”. Punks in the audience start slam dancing as Snow Pink notices her guitar being used by a member of Pain. Outside, Jon finds out the doors are locked, hears trouble, and breaks a window to get in. He discovers Duke is tied up in a closet. Jon tells him to call the police and runs into the concert hall. Pain stops playing and runs away as a riot starts. LAPD officers get the crowd under control with Jon’s help on the microphone. As the leader of Pain tries to escape, Ponch rides up causing the punk to spill. The punk threatens to blow them both up by holding a lighter near leaking gas. Ponch blows out the flame and saves the day.

Back inside Breaking Point, Ponch performs “Celebration” on stage in front of Jon, Snow Pink, Getraer, Bonnie, Grossman, Turner, Baricza, and Harlan. When he finishes, the winner of the battle of the bands is announced as Snow Pink.” – CHiPs Wiki

I made this animated gif of my favorite part – SO PUNK!

Here’s just the song ‘I Dig Pain’ from the club scene:

Take a piece of concrete,
and stick it in my face,
I like to play with razor-blades,
I hate the human race.

Kick me when I’m down,
come up and rip my shirt,
my dad will buy another one,
especially if I’m hurt.

Cause I dig pain,
the feelin’ in my brain,
the scratchin’,
the bashin’,
the clawin’,
the trashin’,
the givin’,
the gettin’,
and the total blood lettin’,
drive me insane,
I dig pain.

I love to do the pogo,
and I love to do the slam,
but it’s nothing like the feeling,
of a knife stuck in my hand.

Now you can never stop me,
from being what i choose,
and if you try to shut me up,
some skin you’re gonna lose.

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