Another State Of Mind punkumentary !
Another State Of Mind (1982)
# Directors, Writers: Adam Small, Peter Stuart
# Actors: Dennis Danell, Brent Liles, John Macias, Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris
# Producers: Adam Small, Peter Stuart
# Format: Color, Compilation, DVD-Video, NTSC Region 1
# Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
# Studio: Time Bomb
# DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
# Run Time: 78 minutes
Another State of Mind is a documentary film made in the summer of 1982 chronicling the adventure (and misadventure) of two punk bands,
Social Distortion and Youth Brigade as they embark on their first international tour.
Along the way they meet up with another progressive punk band, Minor Threat, whom they hang out with at the Dischord house for about a week near the end of their ill-fated tour.
This is a classic punkumentary, which shows the reality of the road for up and coming bands. I don't think you'll see Sum 41 or any other of the pseudo punk bands on the road like this.
This documentary makes Mike Ness and the Stern brothers look like dicks, especially Shawn who is so full of himself, but lets face it Mike (Orange County Sid Vicious) was a nihilistic prick when he was high/drunk anyway. I wish there was more footage of Minor Threat.
If you want a raw and realistic look at the punk scene in the early 80's and what it took to tour with out the help of the music industry and producers, which are the death of creativity, then grab this documentary. Don't believe everything you see and hear...regardless of being honest and raw, the makers of this film are not a part of the scene and loaded the movie with filler (pre-fab and post-fab)that was pre and re created for the movie. The only truly punk rock, I mean nothing to live for, no tomorrow type of punk rock is Mike Ness and maybe Monk. That being said...Ian Mackaye and Minor Threat are for real. They are sold out... for their cause and truly real. Do to the fact that they are straight edge, somewhat responsible, hold jobs and are squared away, they do not appear to be of the same credo as Mike Ness.
Love the music of Youth Brigade and the compilations that BYO has put out; Someone Got Their Head Kicked In et al...But if you really know who they are and their background...not so punk. Sorry but I hate some of the "college punks" they represent. I grew up in Huntington Beach circa 1980 (age 11) with no future, no money, single parent alcoholic hell...blah blah blah. Hearing college punks try to tell me how it is and explain the deep meaning of the punk movement while they still live under the privilege provided by the establishment they supposedly hate makes me wanna puke. I have a strong work ethic and want certain successes in life...so what, does that make me a sell out? I grew up watching poseurs with a nice house and two parents, pretending to be hardcore...WTF! Rebelling against what? They were the same teacher's pets, jocks and the apple of their parents eye, GO DIE! The whole dress code punk rock thing that in these days the mall stores market to, the instant punk/goth/whatevers,I feel ill. These are the same type that acted like jocks "What's up dick!" while wearing the new Descendents T-shirts. Mike Ness was for real...Ian MacKaye and his brotherhood for real. (Dr. I.C.Brown at Amazon)
Video: 704x472 pxls XViD, 23 fps. Audio: 160 kbps Mp3. Lenght: 78:35 Mn