Re: [Frameworks] 1978-1986 - California Punk/Hardcore (Films | Filmmakers | Gig Footage | Distributors)

From: Mike Maryniuk WFG (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 10:40:57 PDT

The Last Pogo

Toronto Canada 1978


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Subject: Re: [Frameworks] 1978-1986 - California Punk/Hardcore (Films |
Filmmakers | Gig Footage | Distributors)


You may already be familiar with these, but as a fan of the music and era I
thought I would throw them out there...


For concert/gig footage, you might want to look at "We Jam Econo: The Story
of the Minutemen" as a potential source. It has some great live footage of
the Minutemen, who as you most likely know used several Pettibon pieces in
their album art. It was released by Plexifilm. There might even be some
brief discussion of Pettibon in there.


For text, I would also recommend the book "Our Band Could be Your Life" by
Michael Azerrad. It features almost all of the bands you mentioned. It
also discusses Pettibon and his relationship (brother) to Greg Ginn of Black
Flag and the SST label.


Wish I could see the screenings








On Aug 5, 2010, at 2:42 PM, Shane Christian Eason wrote:

Hey gang,


I will be curating a number of gallery screenings for the fall surrounding
the early art works of Raymond Pettibon from 1978-1986. For those that do
not know Pettitbon, here is a brief:


Raymond Pettibon is known for his comic-like drawings with disturbing,
ironic or ambiguous text, Pettibon's subject matter is sometimes violent and
antiauthoritarian. From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, he was closely
associated with the punk rock band Black Flag and the record label SST
Records, both founded by his older brother Greg Ginn. Beginning in the mid
1980s, he became a well-known figure in the contemporary art scene.



Pettibon works primarily with ink on paper and many of his early drawings
are black and white, although he sometimes introduces color by using pencil,
watercolor, collage, gouache or acrylic paint. Pettibon's drawings encompass
the spectrum of American culture from the deviances of marginal
youth-culture to art, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality.
Pettibon's works on paper uniquely combine the drawn image and text, both
borrowed passages from literature and text written by Pettibon himself.



Besides his works on paper, Pettibon has also made animations from his
drawings, live action films from his own scripts, unique artist's books,
fanzines, prints, and large permanent wall drawings that often include an
arrangement of his own works on paper almost creating an installation of



In-depth, and regarding the 1978-1986 California Punk/Hardcore era, here is
what I'm looking for:

a) Concert + Gig Footage: (EXAMPLES: Sin 34, Black Flag, Minutemen, The
Germs, Dead Kennedy's, Middle Class, Decedents, etc.)

b) Short/Feature Films + Filmmakers

c) Articles + Written Words

d) Current Distributors

The media should be consistent with the early California Punk/Hardcore
Scene. You can see from the list below, it's a mix of genres and
possibilities. Some are difficult to get a hold of due to being out of print
or having no distribution. The official exhibition is Raymond Pettibon: The
Punk Years 1978-1986 and it will be November 13, 2010-January 2, 2011.



This is what I've researched:



Art: 21 Season 1 + 2 (2001/2003) - Raymond Pettibon, PBS (TV Doc/RT60m)


The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) - Penelope Spheeris (Doc/RT100m)


Suburbia (1983) - Penelope Spheeris (Drama/RT94m)


Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981) - Lou Adler/Nancy Dowd


Population: 1 (1986) - Rene Daalder (Musical/RT77m)


Thrashin' (1986) - David Winters (Drama/RT93m)


X: The Unheard Music (1986) - W.T. Morgan (MusDoc/RT NA)


Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984) - David Markey (Drama/RT60m)


Lovedolls Superstar: Fully Realized (1986) - David Markey (Drama/RT81m)


Border Radio (1987) - Allison Anders (Drama/RT83m)


Another State of Mind (1982) - Adam Small/Peter Stuart (Doc/RT78m)



The Search for Animal Chin (1987) - Stacy Peralta (Drama/RT60m)




Any information is appreciated. Feel free to contact me inside or outside of
this thread.


All the Best,



Shane Christian Eason, BFA; MFA
School of Communication and Multimedia Studies
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters

Florida Atlantic University

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