Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Decline of Western Civilization - Circle Jerks

Circle Jerks - Redtape

Circle Jerks - Back Against the Wall

Circle Jerks - I Just Want Some Skank/Beverly Hills/Wasted

1980, A Penelope Spheeris Film

Okay, from the Decline again we've got the Circle Jerks. Arguably the most potent clips from the film. Full tilt thrash with great crowd interaction. We've even got the obligatory and completely incoherent on-mic ramblings of a stagediver.

I've split the whole into 3 easily downloadable parts but have included a link here to the unedited file as well. The Circle Jerks were a great live band and one of the best things about them was their tendency to run one song into the other, without breaks, to keep the energy at a fever pitch. So if you don't mind downloading a 60 mb file, I recommend it.

My old friend and punk mentor, Nick, claims to be in the crowd-shot on the cover of Group Sex which was shot in a pool at the old Marina Skatepark here in LA. Don't know, never could pick him out, but it's a nice story. I ran into him in New York a few years ago. He's a librarian now. I wish him well.


Blogger tescosuicide said...

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!! You are the man!!

12:52 PM  
Blogger squabbler said...

Howdy, I fixed one of the links in case anyone had any trouble downloading. Enjoy!

4:50 PM  
Blogger kalipornia said...

you rock for this!!!

7:14 AM  
Blogger digdug said...

thanks for the clips.
why the hell hasn't this been released on dvd?

7:16 AM  

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