Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop, angst, love and coffee and influencing a ...
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Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop, angst, love and coffee and influencing a generation to come. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows drummer and square-peg Bill Stevenson as he pushes himself and a rotating door of band-mates to "achieve ALL," his relentless concept of "going for greatness, the utmost possible" despite any and all setbacks. Interviews with the band and contemporaries such as Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and many more reveal the untold tale of one of the most overachieving and influential bands in punk, serving as a reminder to always "go for greatness," because sometimes you're gonna get it.Written by
Stephen Egerton (guitarist of the Descendents) played a small part in the 1984 film "The Philadelphia Experiment" under the name Stephen O'Reilly. Stephen is recognizable as always being bald but in the film he had a full head of hair that he wore in the style of Liberty spikes. See more »
My history with Bill goes all the way back to the Hermosa Tackle Box, which was a business that my father owned on Pier Avenue down in Hermosa Beach. My recollection is, him working for my dad when he was about 14 or 15 and asking me
"Keith, what music should I be listening to?"
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FINALLY A DOC WITH NO HENRY ROLLINS
Descendents are one of a kind. all the songwriting is so unbelievable. bill stevenson is the bionic man on many levels. ALL. it's so rare & nice to see recognition when there was none. a well produced doc, could have perhaps been better by including some more live music or studio stuff, but still how could this get anything less than 10 stars. they did a good job at telling the story. could have been longer. amazing story, amazing people. incredible, valuable, tight musicians.
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