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The Punk Rock Movie from England (1978)
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A revealing look into the bands comprising the 1978 London punk-rock scene, and a peek back-stage at the lives behind the facade. Includes performances by Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Eater, and other concurrent bands. Written by Robert Morgan

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Most of the bands were filmed at the Roxy club in London, where Don Letts worked as a DJ. Letts filmed the bands very simply with a Super-8 camera, and also filmed on the tour bus and at shows with The Clash and The Slits. The Sex Pistols were filmed at Screen on the Green in London on 3 April 1977, Sid Vicious's first show with the band. See more »

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Debbie Juvenile: Oh, some decent fucking music at last!
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I had bought The Punk Rock Movie on video tape in 1994 and was amazed at seeing video footage of the British punk rock bands: The clash, Eater, Billy Idol and Generation X, The slits, Siousxie & the Banshees, of course, the Sex Pistols, just so amazed. Seeing footage of the band members in their tour bus (The clash and the slits) just messing around and joking, footage of musical performances: X-ray spex, Selecter (Wow), the clash (1977) with J. Strummer looking ferocious and snarling and M. Jones handling that e.g. like a machine gun (F@#$ing Great!) Johnny Rotten doing a crazy dance, it just opened my eyes to what was a taste of what was going on in England at that time. I had no idea. Very shocking, because I had previously not known about the movement, this 'punk rock' Oh, I had heard the term but I was unaware, for example, I clearly remember seeing the clash perform on Saturday Night Live but that was it. I knew that they were the ones who sand "Should I stay or should I go" but that was it. I never knew that they had years behind them. NEver knew that about them and the rest of the others. I made the COLOSSAL mistake of lending it to a 'friend'. I never lend to anyone now. I hope to get a copy of the Punk Rock Movie again. I love it!!!!


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