“The Day the Country Died” (Documentary)

“A surge of popular interest in anarchism occurred during the 1970s in the UK following the birth of punk rock. However, while the early punk scene appropriated anarchist imagery mainly for its shock value, the band Crass expounded serious anarchist and pacifist ideas, and went on to become a notable influence in the burgeoning Anarcho-Punk movement.

Many anarcho-punks are supporters of issues such as animal rights, feminism, the anti-war movement, the antiglobalization movement, and many other social movements. Continue reading

“Another State of Mind” (Documentary)

Another State of Mind is a documentary film made in the summer of 1982 chronicling the adventure (and misadventure) of two punk bands — Social Distortion and Youth Brigade — as they embark on their first international tour. Along the way they meet up with another progressive punk band, Minor Threat, whom they hang out with at the Dischord house for about a week near the end of their ill-fated tour.

“AMEXBIX Risen: A History of Amebix” (Documentary)

Amebix were an English crust punk/heavy metal band. Formed as “The Band with No Name,” Amebix’s original run was from 1978 to 1987, during which time they released three EPs and two full-length LPs. The group has reunited as of 2008, and disbanded in November 2012.

By being one of the first bands to blend anarcho-punk and heavy metal music, Amebix are often cited as one of the key bands that helped to create the crust punk style.