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The Godfathers of Hardcore (2017)

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Follows the two of the most respected men in underground music, Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma of the band Agnostic Front.

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Ian McFarland
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Cast

Credited cast:
Roger Miret ... Himself
Vinnie Stigma ... Himself
Agnostic Front ... Themselves
Mike Gallo ... Himself - Agnostic Front
Pokey Mo ... Himself - Agnostic Front
Craig Silverman ... Himself - Agnostic Front
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray 'Raybeez' Barbieri Ray 'Raybeez' Barbieri ... Himself (archive footage)
Keith Burkhardt Keith Burkhardt ... Himself (archive footage)
Clark Coderre Clark Coderre ... Squat Punk
Jimmy Colletti Jimmy Colletti ... Himself
Freddy Cricien Freddy Cricien ... Himself - Madball
Joseph Cuz Cammarata Joseph Cuz Cammarata ... Himself
Lenny Di Sclafani Lenny Di Sclafani ... Himself (archive footage)
James Drescher James Drescher ... Himself - Murphy's Law (archive footage) (as Jimmy G)
Christopher Fisher Christopher Fisher ... Squat Punk
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Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma are lynch pins of New York Hardcore (NYHC), and their band Agnostic Front played a key role in defining, shaping and establishing the cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement. Film and Music Video Director Ian McFarland (Rungs in a Ladder: Jacob Bannon, The Outlaw: Dan Hardy, The Problem Solver:Joe Lauzon, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Agnostic Front) is crafting an intimate portrait of the two industry leaders, two of the most respected individuals in the 35-year history of hardcore punk music. In addition to inspiring and nurturing multiple generations of bands that followed their lead, Miret and Stigma have remained close friends through great adversity that sometimes threatened their very existence.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agnostic Front: The Godfathers of Hardcore See more »

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McFarland & Pecci See more »
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Soundtracks

Society's Suckers
Written by Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma
Performed by Agnostic Front
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More than just another NYHC documentary....
17 December 2018 | by nchellbillySee all my reviews

I'm a sucker for music documentaries and I've always been a huge fan of Agnostic Front, so of course, I was going to watch this film. But, I wasn't expecting anything more than another Hardcore film full of the history of punk and the roots of hardcore and blah blah blah. Stuff I already know. So, was I surprised when I watched "The Godfather's of Hardcore". This film is great. I love how it focus' on the personal life's of Roger Merit and Vinnie Stigma rather than the band, Agnostic Front. This film taught me things I never knew about these two punk rock legends. I highly suggest that you watch this film, you will not be disappointed. I can't recommend it enough.


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