Blank Generation, Dancing Barefoot, and Rage
by Joe Pettit Jr.
The New York and West coast punk rock scenes are the subjects of three films collected onto two new DVD releases. The Blank Generation and Dancing Barefoot examine the New York style of cerebral punk, while Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock, West Coast Style documents the history and influence of West coast punk on contemporary mainstream America. Together the films provide an interesting though less than definitive look at these two related periods of musical creativity. The films attempt to show how each regional punk scene has influenced countless bands, visual artists, and filmmakers up to the present day.
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