Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)

The 1980s were a boon for independent punk rock scenes in America as kids from the suburbs to the city realized they could start a band with little more than angst and a willingness to play loud music. Washington DC, thanks in part to the conservative Reagan and Bush administrations there, gave rise to one of the most exciting punk scenes at the time.

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Everyone from Minor Threat and Fugazi to The Bad Brains and Scream is covered here in great detail here. Director/writer Scott Crawford, a music journalist and musician from the DC music scene, was able to grab interviews from an impressive collection of punk rock royals (including Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Thurston Moore and Kevin Seconds). With Salad Days, Crawford has pulled together one of the best punk docs in recent years.

Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) /103 mins./MVD/2015

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