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Punk's Not Dead (2007)

On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Aaronson Craig Aaronson ... Himself - Warner Brothers Records
Colin Abrahall Colin Abrahall ... Himself - GBH
Adri Adri ... Himself - The Voids
Lorraine Ali Lorraine Ali ... Herself - Music Editor, Newsweek
Quinn Allman Quinn Allman ... Himself - The Used
Animal Animal ... Himself - Anti-Nowhere League
Billie Joe Armstrong ... Himself - Green Day
Tim Armstrong ... Himself - Rancid / Operation Ivy
Brian Baker ... Himself - Minor Threat, Bad Religion
Dave Baksh Dave Baksh ... Himself - Sum 41
Brian Barnes Brian Barnes ... Himself - U.K. Subs
Jay Bentley ... Himself - Bad Religion
Jello Biafra ... Himself - Dead Kennedys
Joey Bondage Joey Bondage ... Himself - Narcoleptic Youth
Bora Bora ... Themselves
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On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows where punk rock music and culture continue to thrive. Thirty years after bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols infamously shocked the system with their hard, fast, status-quo-killing rock, the longest-running punk band in history is drawing bigger crowds than ever, "pop-punk" bands have found success on MTV, and kids too young to drive are forming bands that carry the torch for punk's raw, immediate sound. Meanwhile, "punk" has become a marketing concept to sell everything from cars to vodka, and dyed hair and piercings mark a rite of passage for thousands of kids. Can the true, nonconformist punk spirit still exist in today's corporatized culture? Featuring interviews, performances, and behind-the-scenes journeys with the bands, labels, fans, and press who keep punk alive, Punk's Not Dead ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2007 (Japan) See more »

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Apathy
Written by Dick Lucas (as Richard Lucas), Bruce Treasure, Phil Bryant,
Jeremy Trollope & Grant Jackson
Performed by Subhumans
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Featuring A Cast Of Thousands (or so it would seem)
25 November 2007 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

If you've been involved in Punk circles as long as I have,this film is for you. It gathers scads of interviews with tons of musicians who were (and thankfully still are)part of the Punk scene since the mid 1970's (and in a few cases,the early pre-Punk 1970's),as well as snippets of performances by scads of bands,both from back in the day,as well as today. Okay, I know that at least a few folk who do see it will probably moan that their favorite bands were left out (I know I did), but come on folks, with a scene as wide and varied as the Punk scene was, some trimming is bound to happen (I know I walked out of 'Hardcore USA'feeling that there should have been tons of bands represented). Once this film is released on DVD, it'll make for a bitchin' party video. Gabba Gabba Hey!


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