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Punk: Attitude (2005)

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

Director:

Don Letts

Writer:

Don Letts
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Cast

Credited cast:
K.K. Barrett ... Himself
Roberta Bayley Roberta Bayley ... Herself
Jello Biafra ... Himself
Glenn Branca ... Musician, Composer
John Cale ... Himself
Bob Gruen Bob Gruen ... Himself
Mary Harron ... Herself
John Holmstrom John Holmstrom ... Himself
Chrissie Hynde ... Herself
Jim Jarmusch ... Himself
Darryl Jenifer Darryl Jenifer ... Himself
David Johansen ... Himself
Mick Jones ... Himself
Wayne Kramer ... Himself
Glen Matlock ... Himself
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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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Jello Biafra: By the end of say, oh maybe mid-'79, the only people playing punk music left were the people who really wanted to be there. And so there was this big split, which meant punk went more underground, and got more intense, more purist in a way, which is both good and bad, and more hardcore.
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Soundtracks

I Need Lunch
Performed by The Dead Boys
Written by Stiv Bators (as Bator) / Jimmy Zero (as Zero)
Published by Memory Lane Music. Warner/Chappell
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10 Missing Years?
14 September 2005 | by alitigerSee 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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