The Decline of Western Civilization

January 12, 2010 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE:  The Decline of Western Civilization

NUTSHELL:  L.A. Punk bands rock out with their cocks out circa 1979/1980.

GOOD THINGS:  X, The Germs, FEAR, Circle Jerks, The Alice Bag Band, Catholic Discipline, Black Flag

BAD THINGS:  A lot of these folks are dead now.

FEATURES:  Homemade tattoos and religious pamphlets, toy cars and making breakfast, public service announcements and fisticuffs, hilarious interstitials

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Homemade tattoos – they’ll be sorry when they’re older. Well, maybe not.

NOTABLE:  I lubb X this much. Billy Zoom just didn’t age, did he?

BEST PART:  Darby Crash. That is all.

BEST LINE:  Don’t eat the car – you’ll kill yourself!

CROWNS:  4 out of 5

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Entry filed under: Documentary, Firebaton review, Musical.

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