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Punk in England [DVD]

Wolfgang Büld    Exempt   DVD

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Following on from the award winning punk in London, comes the post-punk apocalypse 'Punk In England'. The second part of Wolfgang Büld's trilogy records the movement of punk into the suburbs and its creative explosion into new wave, ska, mod and rude boy music. This is not a new, retrospective film: it is punk's adrenalin rush into a brave new world as it actually happened in the late 70 s. Special Bonus Feature: Wolfgang Büld's documentary, 'Women In Rock' containing performances and interviews including Siouxsie Sioux, The Slits and Girlschool.

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1. The Clash - London Calling 2. The Clash - Police and Thieves 3. The Clash - Complete Control 4. Spizz Energie - Virginia Plain 5. Spizz Energie - Where's Captain Kirk? 6. The Jam - All around the World 7. The Jam - Eton Rifles 8. The Jam - David Watts 9. Secret Affair - Time for Action 10. The Selecter - Murder 11. The Specials - Guns of Navarone 12. The Specials - Too Much Pressure 13. The Specials - Gangsters 14. Madness - One Step Beyond 15. Madness - The Prince 16. Madness - Swanlake 17. Ian Dury & The Clash - Sweet Gene Vincent 18. Ian Dury - Hit me with Your Rhythm Stick 19. The Pretenders - Brass in Pocket 20. The Pretenders - Stop your Sobbing

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ska in England 11 Mar 2014
By Steve - Published on
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This doesn't really have much Punk on it except for a bit of Clash, the Slits, and the Jam (if you consider them punk). It has the Specials, Selector, and Madness. Plus mod band Secret Affair I think. And an excellent Pretenders rehearsal. What saves it for me is the 'women in rock' part that has classic Siouxsie and the Banshees footage with John McGeoch on guitar which is priceless! Overall I'd recommend the Punk in London documentary over this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Time Capsule 1 Aug 2013
By Stuck in the 80's - Published on
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I had seen this documentary on VHS about ten years ago. It is a great snapshot of the British punk/new wave scene around 1979, or 1980, I beleive. It features good footage of the Clash and the Jam, very cool footage of the Pretenders rehearsing (you can instantly see how tight they were), and an extensive look at the ska revival, featuring great footage of the Selector, the Specials and Madness. Oh to have been a youth in Britain during the 2nd half of the 70's. Huff.

Also, there is a fantastic extra on the dvd focusing on some of the female (or female led) bands of the time. There is terrific footage of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Slits and some other rocker type girl band whom I did not recognized and which would now be refered to as "riot girls".

Overall, this is simply a very cool video and a must have for anyone interested in the 70's British punk/new wave movement.
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