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Punk: Attitude (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  4 July 2005 (USA)
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A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock.

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Punk: Attitude is a documentary on the history of punk rock in the USA and UK. The film traces the different styles of punk from their roots in 60s garage and psychedelic bands (Count Five, the Stooges) through glam-punk (New York Dolls) to the 70s New York and London scenes and into the hardcore present. Interviews with many of the musicians are edited with live clips and historical footage. Written by Jim Whittaker

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Tommy Ramone: What happened, though, was that because we were playing so fast, the three-minute songs became one-and-a-half-minute songs.
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10 Missing Years?
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was mostly an outstanding movie. However, maybe it's my more limited Washington exposure, but some bands seemed to be missing. It all but skipped from the East Coast to Nirvana - by the way, we here in Seattle were the only ones not calling that movement 'grunge' (and somewhat resenting the name). Over those 10 "empty" years, some great and influential bands emerged - I was surprised that there was no mention whatsoever of Bad Religion, Pennywise. There are also many ska/punk mixes that, in my opinion, should absolutely have made the list, certainly before the likes of pomposity-driven Limp Bizkit. I would like feedback.


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