Sunday, June 26, 2011
URBAN STRUGGLE:BATTLE OF THE CUCKOOS NEST--Black Flag,Circle Jerks,TSOL and more.40 minutes.
URBAN STRUGGLE is a nice little snapshot of Huntington Beach punk venue The Cuckoo's Nest filmed between 1978 and 1981, and features interviews and performances with the likes of Black Flag,Tsol,Adolescents,Circle Jerks, and Fear.Chronicling the fight the venue went through to keep it's permits (not always successfully as in when dancing was banned by authorities in club!)and many of the tribulations of the squatter situation of some of the bands and the violence they faced at the hands of neighboring country/cowboy bars.The Cuckoo's Nest and the events of this documentary are depicted in the now-classic VANDALS song "Urban Struggle" from which this film derives it's name,and this also includes interviews with pat Brown, also immortalized in a VANDALS song.This short documentary has recently been remade with with a larger budget and running time with more live footage and interviews under the title "WE WERE FEARED".
Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoos Nest by YorkShackleton