Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

When will Netflix Canada get the Decline of Western Civilization?

July 3, 2011

After watching the punk biopics American Hardcore and What We Do Is Secret (about the Germs) it feels like time to rewatch the Decline of Western Civilization. Sadly, Netflix in Canada does not have it available, yet. You can find lots of clips of this on the net if you really want to see it […]

Ian Curtis, Joy Division and Control

July 2, 2011

I just watched Control, the movie about Ian Curtis and Joy Division. I was never a big fan of Joy Division but do like the song Warsaw that we used to play in Cannibalized in Autumn. I think Control does a good job of catching the spirit of Joy Division. It’s shot in black and […]

Saturday Night Live Punk: Fear

January 19, 2011

I mentioned before that SCTV taught me all I need to know about punk. Well, Saturday Night Live could teach you a thing or two, too. Here’s what happened when Fear played Saturday Night Live: FEAR live TV 1981 – wideo FYI, the Suburban Lawns played SNL, too.

What We Do Is Secret

January 16, 2011

Netflix in Canada also offers What We Do Is Secret, a punk biopic about Darby Crash and the Germs. It’s a very well done movie and the sound track is great; Pat Smear set all that up. The Germs actually rerecorded songs for the movie with Shane West, the actor playing Darby Crash, doing the […]

American Hardcore: Who’s Missing?

January 9, 2011

Thanks to the free 30 day trial of Netflix (which is awesome so far), I finally got to see American Hardcore, the documentary of hardcore punk in the U.S. The opening took me right back to my youth. There was a lot of interesting content throughout but I found it a bit surprising that it […]

Am I Scott Pilgrim?

January 8, 2011

My brother got me the Scott Pilgrim DVD for my birthday and said I had to watch it. He wouldn’t go into a lot of details but kept asking me if I watched it. As I watched it I finally realized why – it’s like an unauthorized biography. There are the obvious similarities like the […]

SCTV taught me all I need to know about Punk

December 16, 2010

The other great thing I learned about punk from SCTV was the Plasmatics. Who can forget when they visited Gil Fisher on the Fishin’ Musician? Is that Count Floyd doing a guest appearance on keys? I actually forgot about the TV smashing. Do you think the Bunchofuckingoofs used to watch SCTV, too? Even though the […]

I hate the Bloody Queen

December 15, 2010

One of my oldest and fondest punk rock memories comes from SCTV. The Queenhaters made a big impression on me, as did all of SCTV. Speakeasy eventually covered this fine number. We also parodied it. We found a cheap golden bust of Elvis in a variety store. I hate the Bloody Queen became I hate […]