D.I. - The Suburbia Sessions 1983 video !
D.I. - The Suburbia Sessions 1983
# Studio: Mvd Visual
# DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
# Run Time: ~60 minutes
Venus De Milo
(Instumental) Brezhnev Waltz
Reagan der Fuhrer
Richard Hung Himself
Hang 10 in East Berlin
This early practice session at Sherpa Studio (Fullerton CA) was captured by the staff of Flipside Magazine in 1983.
It takes a candid look at the band just after they had been featured in the film Suburbia.
Also included on this DVD is a self driven interview with the band which showcases their light and jovial nature.
It's quite a contrast to the issues they tackled in many of their songs which portray the 80's as a time of despair in the Reagan era.
For some this will be an opportunity to revisit where D.I. came from for others this will be a chance to experience D.I. in its infancy for the first time.
I think it may have been the movie, Suburbia, that first turned me on to D.I. when I was a young teenager.
The song they performed in that movie, “Richard Hung Himself” is one of the all time punk rock classics. I’d soon find out that D.I. spawned from the Adolescents, a band I had already loved at the time (we’re talking about nearly 25 years ago)and it made sense to me that I found D.I. so appealing as they had a similar style. D.I. went on to release a handful of very good records during the 1980s and are still active today (with Casey Royer being the only original member left)
This DVD was recorded by Flipside back in 1983 at one of the band’s practices. It was shot on one camera and because of the controlled environment, it was well lit and the picture quality was a lot better than some of the other flipside videos that have been released. The sound was really good as well making this one of the best flipside related videos on a DVD to date. It was a ten song set with many of the tracks being from their first record (later reissued as Team Goon) which was just about to be released at the time. (MXV-punkvinyl.com)
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