Jul 26, 2012

MY CAREER AS A JERK: New Circle Jerks documentary

Here's something to check out if you have a minute - a trailer for a new doc about the Circle Jerks. With Keith Morris currently making lots of noise (literally) with Off! there's no better time for this film to come out.

Traverses some 30 years of history of the legendary, on again / off again Los Angeles punk band Circle Jerks as shared by Keith Morris, Greg Hetson, Lucky Lehrer, Earl Liberty & Zander Schloss, with scads of shredding live performances (including
footage director David Markey shot in the early 1980's). Features live performances with Roger Rogerson, Chuck Biscuits, & Flea, with insight from Henry Rollins, J Mascis, & Brian Baker, Greg Graffin, Lisa Fancher. Photographed, Edited & Directed by David Markey.

From the video description:
"From the beginning, LA punk band the Circle Jerks were rooted in controversy. Formed by ex members of Black Flag and Red Cross (now Redd Kross) in late 1979, the band came to encapsulate the image, sound and energy of California Hardcore Punk. Filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) mixes in-depth interviews, rare live footage and historical perspective to illustrate the story of one of the most influential bands in the American underground. My Career as a Jerk follows the band from their early days and classic debut to navigating the independent label and touring scene of the 80s to the addictions, fights and injuries that forced their break up. Of course the story doesn't quite end there."

For more information visit MVD.

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