December 30, 2011
Three bands and crew (a combined total of 13 individuals), 2 Dodge Ram extended cab vans, one equipment truck, one PA system traverse the continental US for six months. A road documentary shot from the inside of the last Black Flag tour ever (the 1986 "In My Head" US tour.) Greg Ginn along with Henry Rollins, Cel Revulta, and Anthony Martinez comprise the final line up of the band. Featuring behind the scenes proceedings and live performances from Black Flag, Painted Willie, and Gone (Ginn's side project, then featuring Sim Cain and Andrew Weiss (later of the Rollins Band) . David Markey was along for the entire trip as the drummer / singer for Painted Willie (with Phil Newman & Vic Makauskas), documenting the six month tour with his Super-8 camera as it happened. Also features roadie Joe ("Planet Joe") Cole, soundmen Davo Claasen and Dave "Ratman" Levine, and the tour manager who kept it all together, Mitch Bury. A crucial turning point in American underground rock. The end of the line for a trail blazing American band. We Got Power Films
December 29, 2011
December 28, 2011
Hi, my name is Fergadelic. I've been doing visuals for 2ManyDJs for a while & as a part of this large project I got to take part in this fantastic "Hardcore Or Die" mix; What a privilege!
I'm a big fan of a lot of this music, it's been an inspiration for me since I first heard it in my late teens...though I should add that there were plenty of tracks & artists on this mix that were new to me. The visual material was a joy to work with (getting to make the Corrosion Of Conformity toxic skull head bang was a big moment in my artistic career so far!) but I was particularly inspired by Dave & Steph's irreverent treatment of the music & in turn I tried to inject the same craziness & fun into the visuals; Also, while I'm a Hardcore fan I'm aware that many people aren't!..& it was my mission to use the visuals as a way in for people who might not otherwise listen to this stuff.
All credit is due to Steve from Soulwax, it was his passion for this music & involvement in the scene that inspired the mix in the first place(he once sat in on drums for Chaos U.K., as their drummer was too drunk to play…how cool is that?!)…also all credit to Nuno Costa, the animator who did such a great job interpreting my ideas. Now, are you ready for an hour of hardcore?!