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Punk's Not Dead

Or is it?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2007
2.0 2.0 Stars


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But then, what is punk? Susan Dynner’s documentary zips through punk’s late-’70s heyday with clips of the Sex Pistols and the Clash and counterpoises interviews with some of the craggy, still faithful veterans of that time looking back today. In between lies about 30 years of music history, but the film doesn’t pick up steam till the onset of grunge with Nirvana and punk/pop with Green Day and then the current predicament, as punk provides the soundtrack for SUV commercials, mall boutiques sell dog collars to suburban wanna-bes, and groups claiming to be punk go platinum. Wasn’t punk about being independent from all that? Dynner poses the question but loses it in the blur of talking heads and split-second performance clips that all end up sounding the same.
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