Movie of the Week: The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Penelope Spheeris is most known for Waynes World and the second Decline of Western Civilization movie (about the cock rock scene in 86). So, I wanted to highlight the first movie in her epic trilogy of the Civilization movies. In this documentary she cooks eggs with Darby from The Germs, hangs out at Slash magazine headquarters and has one of the best X interviews you will ever see. Everything was filmed from 79-80 so you get to see exactly what the punk scene was like in California at the time. There are several highlights to this movie, but one of my favorites is seeing Alice Bag band. No excuse not to have seen this movie. Go now! Free on YouTube!

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