Oregon's Complete Birth of Punk Rock is chronicled in vintage video
footage and new interviews with the people who created the first punk
rock events in Portland. This new DVD movie is 88 minutes of color
footage. Bands include Wipers, Neo Boys, Dead Kennedys, Poison Idea,
Sadonation, Smegma, The Rats (Fred and Tudy Cole of Dead Moon), the
Bags and the Styphnoids. The filmmaker, Mike Lastra, was a professional video cameraman back in 1978 when he recorded these events.
About the film: During the late 70's
and early 80's the Pacific Northwest witnessed a surge of idiosyncratic
creativity that, for a time, banished the slack-jawed mentality of
mainstream music and art to the shabby bargain basement of the cultural
wasteland. Countless young men and women turned their backs on the
hollow blather generated in corporate boardrooms, producing their own
music and art with rebellious glee. NORTHWEST PASSAGE: THE BIRTH OF
PORTLAND'S DIY CULTURE is an independent film that examines the exiting
alternative music movement in Portland, Oregon from 1978 to 1983.
Directed and produced by Mike Lastra, NORTHWEST PASSAGE: THE BIRTH OF
PORTLAND'S DIY CULTURE is a narrative told by musicians and artists via
interviews photographs and vintage news clips."
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