Tuesday, June 21, 2011
THE DAY THE COUNTRY DIED: A History Of Anarcho Punk --documentary -92 minutes
Those of you who have followed this blog for any length of time know that I am loathe to post/embed any vids from youtbe whatsoever.If i can't find what I'm looking for on an alternate video site then chances are I will just move on to another video/topic.
This vid,however, is an exception for several reasons.First, despite all my attempts to find it on the many other video hosting sites i frequent (and trust me, there are many, many of them--mostly located outside of the United States)youtube seems to be the only place i could find it.
Second: the importance of this documentary and the time period,bands,and ideas which it represents can not be under estimated.
Third: there's something of a nice little "fuck you" implied by using a billion dollar corporation to get a message of DIY and anarchy out there to the people.
This 2007 documentary, made as a companion piece to the 2004 book of the same name, features interviews and performances by many of the anarcho-punk mainstays of the time it represents including SUBHUMANS,CRASS,CHUMBAWUMBA,RUBELLA BALLET,CONFLICT,AMEBIX,TOXIC WASTE and many more.
(If anyone can find an embed code NOT from youtube, please let me know and i will gladly replace the video!)