There have been countless articles and rock bios written about all of the British bands that were formed after witnessing the Sex Pistols live. Add Texas punk hardcore band The Dicks to the list. Garry Floyd saw the band at their notorious San Francisco show, eventually migrated to Austin and told anyone who would listen that he was in a band called The Dicks. Years later, he actually put that band together and they became one of the most notorious hardcore/punk bands to come out of the Lone Star State.
The band was one of the Southeast’s strongest political punk groups constantly targeting everything from Reagan and his asinine politics to brutal cops. Floyd was also one of the first openly gay punk rockers, which was far from an easy thing to be in Texas in the 1980s.
Through interviews with vets like Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Mike Watt and David Yow, among others, filmmaker Cindy Marabito rolls out the story of one of punk’s most underrated bands.