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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: H1001
  • UPC: 884501375405
  • Street Date: 04/09/13
  • PreBook Date: 03/05/13
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 57 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1984
  • Director: DAVE TRAVIS
  • Producers: DAVE TRAVIS
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD


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History Lesson Part 1: Punk Rock In Los Angeles In 1984

Classic raw punk footage from 1984 Los Angeles, plus interviews.

History Lesson Part 1: Punk Rock In Los Angeles In 1984
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In 1984, a teenage Dave Travis decided to capture punk rock in Los Angeles on video tape, a fascination and hobby that he would continue until 1997, logging in hundreds of hours of Los Angeles area shows and interviews. In "A History Lesson Part 1, Travis presents live footage filmed in the spring of 1984 featuring the Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Twisted Roots and Redd Kross interspersed with interviews of members from each group which examines and puts a perspective on the early years of "psychedelic" punk rock in Los Angeles and Phoenix, AZ. Each song by each group is presented from start to finish. Rare interviews with Mike Watt (Minutemen), Jeff and Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), Cris and Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets), Paul Roessler (Screamers, Twisted Roots, DC3) and Hellin (Killer) Roessler.


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Track Listing

  • Meat Puppets - Melons Rising
  • Meat Puppets - Saturday Morning
  • Meat Puppets - Lake of Fire
  • Minutemen - #1 Hit Song
  • Minutemen - Martin's Story
  • Minutemen - Jesus and Tequila
  • Minutemen - The Big Foist
  • Minutemen - Bob Dylan Wrote Propoganda Songs
  • Twisted Roots - Never Was
  • Twisted Roots - Love Your Friends
  • Twisted Roots - Mommy's Always Busy in the Kitchen
  • Redd Kross - Janus, Jeanie, and George Harrison
  • Redd Kross - Linda Blair
  • Redd Kross - Annette's Got the Hits

Press Quotes

The immediacy and importance of all the bands is captured in the grainy footage . . . it's completely invigorating. What A History Lesson Part 1 shows that punk rock is not some paradigm to which you can aspire . . . [i]t’s not pretty, but it is beautiful. A History Lesson Part 1 is both vital and essential for understanding why.

     —Less Lee Moore, POPSHIFTER.com


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