This looks good.

Very good indeed.

From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. This authorized film includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, GNR, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band’s complex history and infighting, as it celebrated its 35th anniversary and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while still others battle cancer.


Below, watch the trailer for the film. It features Mick Jones (the Clash), Keith Morris (OFF!/Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Fred Armisen, Chrissie Hynde (the Pretenders), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Diggle (the Buzzcocks), and others. Watch it below.

The film also features interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi/Minor Threat), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Chris Stein and Clem Burke (Blondie), Buzz Osborne (the Melvins), and more.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Yeah, it does, except Fred Armisen? Again? Really? So he gets to be the go-to guy for all things 70’s British Punk? Even though he was 10 years old when the Damned released New Rose? And he named his Strummer parody’s band the Bizarros even though that was an actual US band that made records and everything? Am I just being a picky little c*nt or is this guy popping up everywhere I look and getting on my tits?

  2. He’s a mate of Captain’s and they played together recently when the band was in the US with Wes in pursuit, which is presumably how he came to be in the film.

  3. It wasn’t all THAT long ago that Henry Rollins was the guy opining about anything and everything on every roundup and retrospective on VH1. VH1??? Ok, I guess that WAS a long time ago… ;)


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