Addressing the ever-shrinking credibility of rock journalism since 2007. With a sasquatch.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Off The Shelf: Decline of the Western Civilization (1981)

Decline of the Western Civilization by Penelope Spheeris on Live Leak.

The Decline of Western Civilization is an American documentary film filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie was directed by Penelope Spheeris about the Los Angeles punk rock scene. In 1981, the LAPD Chief of Police Daryl Gates wrote a letter demanding the film not be shown again in L.A. Over the subsequent years the film has gained a heavy cult status.


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