Monday, January 23, 2006

American Hardcore!

A 90 minute documentary on early hardcore will debut later this month at Sundance Film Festival!

The film was put together by Paul Rachman (best known for directing videos for Alice In Chains and Pantera) and writer Steven Blush (who wrote the 2001 book "American Hardcore").

Highlights include rare live clips of Bad Brains, MDC and Negative Approach, as well as countless interviews.

Blush points out. "When we go see Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it's this mansion up in the hills in Malibu, and then on the other hand, you see how poor some of these people are, and how bitter some of these people are -- people who did not get their due."

I have read the book, "American Hardcore". It is flawed but overall I loved it and it helped put our community today into perspective. I can only hope this film does the book justice (and does not lead anymore douchebags into the scene).


(thanx Zane & Casey)


Anonymous jesse said...

i'm torn about this book, and apprehensive about this movie. while it gives perspective on a time period that alot of kids are pretty much in the dark on, it leaves alot out, and leaves alot up to people that very possibly have gotten caught up in their own shit. the perspective of time and evolution and influence just isn't there. it's really hard to take a complex thing like a social gathering centered around music and condense it into a brief history. i guess i'm trying to say hardcore is more of a case study then a history book, if anything.

12:14 AM  
Blogger shanedanger said...

I agree. I loved the book but obviously the author is kinda clueless to HC existing after like 1986.

1:09 AM  

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