Surf Punks 1981 TV documentary !
1981 VPRO TV documentary by Frans Bromet.
45 minutes long dutch documentary on so cal punk scene with rare footage of Venus & The Razorblades (Unit3 with Venus), Suicidal Tendencies (first line-up), 45 Grave, China White , The Germs, Casey Cola, & Phranc.
A little narration in dutch, all the rest is pure Californian English language dude!
screenies (click for full size):
Around 1978-1979 in Southern California, the first hardcore punk bands arose, including Middle Class, Black Flag, and the Circle Jerks.
Hardcore bands and fans tended to be younger than punks of the older LA scene and came mainly from the suburban parts of the Los Angeles and San Diego area, especially the South Bay and Orange County and San Diego.
This resulted in a rivalry between the older "Hollywood" scene and the hardcore "suburban", "surf punk", or "beach punk" scene. Those in the "Hollywood" scene often disliked what they saw as the musical narrowness of hardcore and the violence associated with "suburban" punks (the Orange County and San Diego punk scenes had a particular reputation for violence), while the "suburban" punks looked down on what they perceived as the lack of intensity of older "Hollywood" bands (The Germs being a notable exception with lead singer Darby Crash) and the fashion consciousness of "Hollywood" punks.
In 1979, David Ferguson formed CD Presents, a recording label that would record and promote a number of pioneering groups from the California punk scene.
Ferguson and CD Presents organized New Wave 1980, the first festival gathering and showcasing punk bands from all over the West Coast.
By 1981, hardcore had largely displaced the older Hollywood scene and become the dominant expression of punk in both Northern and Southern California.
By this time, many of the older punk bands had broken up or become relatively inactive. A few, such as The Go-Go's, The Dickies, and X, went on to mainstream success (in some cases abandoning punk entirely), while a few others such as The Dead Kennedys embraced hardcore.
Many punk lyrics during this period focused heavily on anarchist, leftist, or progressive politics, and was seen as a reaction to Ronald Reagan-era politics. (Wiki)
As featured in the doc, two Suicidal Tendencies performances posted by the source provider himself dasplan (thanx so much!) on youtube:
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Everyone in this documentary except that little blond girl named Venus seems to like beer... so here's to y'all: Cheers! err, mean cheese!
Encoded from MPG2 to XViD, 688x568p, 128 kbps Mp3, 45:38mn lasting.
One big file now, handle with care and remember: beer isn't good for you!