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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: MVD5848D
  • UPC: 760137584896
  • Street Date: 09/18/15
  • PreBook Date: 08/14/15
  • Label: New Rose »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2015
  • Director: Scott Crawford
  • Producers: Scott Crawford
  • Actors: Dave Grohl, Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, Fred Armisen, Brian Baker, HR
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English

 

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Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-90)

Critically acclaimed documentary chronicling the rise of punk rock in Washington, DC

Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-90)
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"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows-without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry's subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC's original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.

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Bonus Materials

  • Live performances by Fugazi, Government Issue, Gray Matter, Marginal Man, Beefeater, Embrace, Holy Rollers, and Soulside
  • Additional interviews with Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Seconds, Brian Baker, and many others

Sales Points

  • Winner: Best in Show - Asbury Park 'Music in Film' Festival
  • Winner: 2015 Audience Award - Noise Pop Film Festival
  • Washingtonian Magazine declared the film 'a must-see'
  • Time Out Magazine's list of '10 Nonfiction Knockouts' to see at this year's DOC NYC Film Festival

Press Quotes

The film's powerful music and incendiary live performance footage by the likes of the Bad Brains, Teen Idols, SOA, Government Issue, Void, Faith, Marginal Man, Grey Matter, Rites of Spring, Embrace Dag Nasty, Fugazi and many others speaks for itself and is a constant highlight.

     —Andy Gensler, Billboard

Fascinating insight into the influential Washington DC hardcore punk scene.

     —Rae Alexandra, Teamrock

Salad Days looks to be making a late bid to be the year's best music doc

     —The Guardian UK

...Salad Days' 'not only acts as a musical primer but as a monument to a moment: when punk was both a way to find kinship with like-minded oddballs and a tool for fighting issues like racism and economic disparity.

     —Rolling Stone

A sharp exploration into what made D.C. punk tick, and how it continues to inspire.

     —MTV News

Provides a solid, borderline exhaustive survey of the Washington, D.C., hardcore punk scene of the 1980s -- possibly the nation's most influential such milieu.

     —Variety

  

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