Dec 12, 2015

Adam Ant & The DC Punk Scene

By Bob Suehs

Adam Ant

“The BlueBlack Hussar - A Jack Bond Film”

Adam Ant has faded into obscurity over the past 2 decades yet remains one of the most interesting enigmas the music world has ever created.  This movie documents what the modern day Adam Ant is up to; the man spends a lot of money on random antiques, vintage guitars, and off the wall swag yet rarely does anything to generate a serious amount of cash flow which makes me wonder how Adam can afford his lifestyle?

I was captivated by this movie because Adam is essentially a raving lunatic with a heart of gold.  There is simply no rhyme nor reason when it comes to what Adam will say or do…the man is a free spirit and his creative genius is obvious when you watch this movie; Adam Ant is a genius yet certifiable.  

What makes this movie so compelling is that whether you know who Adam is you simply can’t stop watching this movie simply because you want to see what he will do next!  Adam should have his own reality show!

The bonus footage on this dvd includes random concert footage from the past few years and there’s even a duet with Boy George!

 

Salad Days

“A Decade of Punk In Washington, DC (1980 - 90)

The Washington, DC punk scene in the mid 80’s was just as influential as the English punk scene of the 70’s…it spawned Bad Brains, Fugazi, Minor Threat, and some dude named Mr. Dave Grohl.

This is a must see documentary because it sums up the movement, the bands, the scene, and what it was like to be a part of it all.  The bands in DC were politically motivated long before Rage Against the Machine and I truly believe if the music was a tad more commercial MOST of these bands could have been household names.  

I can’t stress enough how important this movie is to watch if you are a rock fan because if you are not from the East Coast you may have not known how strong the DC Punk movement truly was and just how influential it was to the current music scene.