The Mutants - Forensic Report video !
The Mutants - Forensic Report
S'More Entertainment DVD. Street Date: March 6, 2007
Also: Dirk Dirksen Presents The Mutants: Forensic Report
features: The Mutants "Interview Segment", The Mutants' performances from the DNA lounge in 1989 and "The On Broadway" in 1984.
The DVDRip only features the live performances in this order:
A 5mn special performance with Dirk Dirksen at the 'On Broadway', June 15, 1984
I-Beam, Dec. 3, 1984 ~25mn
Perils Of Walking
Noises And Numbers
DNA lounge, April 1, 1989 ~60mn
War Against Girls
Think Think Think
The Color of Imagination
Lesson in Time
Give and Take
Tribute to Russ Meyer
"The late 70's provided a giant stage for American underground bands trying to create a new rock and roll. In San Francisco The Mutants emerged as one of the great art school punk bands of the era with their unique seven member strong high octane alcohol fueled melodic punk assault. Each performance was treated as a special event which the band packed with truly memorable tunes from their enormous catalog."
~Mel Cheplowitz Publisher of Shredding Paper magazine and DJ at KALX
"Seeing the Mutants live was like being invited to a secret John Waters movie about punk colorfully and melodically crashing into New Wave with a dysfunctional locomotive designed by Johnny Cash on angel dust. Why couldn't the Sex Pistols or the Doors be this much fun? Because the Mutants could be so flamboyant and conceptual it's easy to forget the musical power of their songs. This is partially connected to how the vocals of sweet toughies Sally Webster and Sue White harmoniously combine with those of Fritz Fox. Frank Zappa denied ever using LSD but the Mutants did. Something to Think Think Think about - Look out for the furniture." ~Dave (Dog) Swan the host of cult cable program 'Doghouse'.
Dirk Dirksen — Godfather of S.F. Punk Scene (1937-2006)
Dirk Dirksen, whose abrasive stage presence was the trademark of San Francisco's punk mecca the Mabuhay Gardens, was a television pioneer who produced the legendary live 12-hour-long variety show Rocket to Stardom for KTTV Los Angeles as a teenager in 1957. That chaotic free-for-all provided the skills he needed to handle the crowds at the Fab Mab, ground zero for S.F.'s punk explosion.
In 1974 he began to book acts at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco's North Beach, and began booking local punk acts (The Sheets, Crime, Mary Monday, etc.) and soon to be famous national and international talent, such as Blondie, The Ramones, Devo, Black Flag, and The Dead Kennedys.
After the leaving the Mabuhay Gardens, he operated the On Broadway nightclub just upstairs from the Mabuhay. When the On Broadway was closed in 1984, Dirksen went into video production with his firm, Dirksen-Malloy productions.
In April 2006, he hosted a Mabuhay reunion event at the Fillmore Auditorium, featuring members of the Dead Kennedys, The Mutants and Flipper, and The Contractions.
At the time of his death, Dirksen was finishing two Fab Mab related projects - Mutants: Forensic Report, a documentary DVD about the San Francisco art/punk ensemble the Mutants, and I Remember One Night at the Fab Mab, an oral history of the club with archival photos and memorabilia. He died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack at age 69 on Monday, Nov. 20 2006.
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