Lastra is the sturdy backbone of the noise clan Smegma, a terrific music producer, audio and video artists & archivist and all around good guy. His initial mix of Hazel's first demo tape was the best thing they ever did.
Part of the NW Film Center Reel Music Film Festival - Northwest Passage documents the birth of Portland's DIY culture in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
From the boxtop -
From the late 1970s through the early 1980s the Pacific Northwest witnessed a surge of idiosyncratic musical creativity that, for a time, competed with the slack-jawed banality of mainstream music, condemning it to the shabby bargain basement of the cultural wasteland where it belonged.
Numerous young men and women turned their backs on popular culture, which had become a hollow blather generated in corporate boardrooms. These punksters produced their own music and art with a rebellious, energetic glee.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE: THE BIRTH OF PORTLAND'S DIY CULTURE is an independent, locally produced film that examines the exciting alternative music movement in Portland that thrived from 1978 to 1983.
Directed and produced by video pioneer Mike Lastra, NORTHWEST PASSAGE is a narrative told by the musicians and artists themselves via interviews, archived performance videos, photographs, and vintage news clips. Poison Idea, Sado-Nation, The Wipers, The Dead Kennedys, The Neo Boys, Smegma, The Bags, The Rats, and The Styphnoids are just a few of the bands that appear in the film, sure to still rattle the cages of the corporate cultural elites.
The Wipers - Same Old Thing - 10/27/79 at the Earth Tavern
The Neo Boys - Running in the Shadows
Site Map: For first-time visitors or those that have lost their way.
About Us: About the band and our history.
Band Bios: Biographies of member's past and present, including David Corboy, Mish Bondage and Leesa Nation.
Discography: Details of Sado-Nation's EP and LP releases along with Compilation albums our music has been featured on.
SaDo LiVe: Gig Posters.
Photos: A collection of photographs of the band.
Merchandise: Details of official Sado-Nation merchandise available.
Library: Check out our library of must-have punk history and art books, including books that mention Sado-Nation.
Credits: The people who made the band and this site possible.
Contact Us: Contact us about The Band or The Site.