There's a Plasmatics DVD out there somewhere ... lots of good concert footage and those two ground-breaking MTV videos.
I worked with a guy on an article for a Rock'n'Roll magazine article on MTV; I shot photos of the screen and he wrote it up. It's tricky to take full-screen shots of a CRT ... there's a fairly specific technique you have to follow or you only get part of the screen.That was about 2 weeks after they went on the air via the big dish, sometime in 1981.
Here's some trivia for you ... MTV was originally owned by which company?
If you watch it, I think I remember a few scenes where you can get a glimpse of what a "real" mosh pit was like in the early 80's ... think 'Rugby scrums' and 'Soccer Hooligans' ... You don't see any women in there ... at least no women I would want to fight ;-)
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You don't know if it's night or day
5:30 get up and you run, run, run
Then you work eight hours slaving under the gun
Your little world's based on lies lies lies
Always rushing but you're never ever satisfied...
Healthy body sick mind
Maybe some Snapcase?
OG Greenday (Kerplunk) wasn't all that bad.
Social D is win.
Descendants, old AFI (their new **** SUCKS), Assorted Jelly Beans, The Vandals, Pennywise.
That's the stuff I like...never been a big fan of stuff like Sex Pistols/Misfits etc...
This thread has me thinking of all my old-ish compilation cds....Cinema Beer Nuts, Short Music for Short People- 101 30 second songs, Vagrant Records- Another Year on the Streets, Vans "Off the Wall", Survival of the Fattest, and who knows what else that I have packed up somewhere...
I liked some of the Gadjits- Never went for the emo ****. I went the way of MxPx, old Blink, Homegrown, Suicide Machines, Unwritten Law etc...
I dunno..maybe more of the 'surf/skate' punk stuff. BTW SM's Destruction by Definition was a ******* win...Battle Hymns was OK and after that I stopped listening to them.