Rough Cut and Ready Dubbed

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

A slick editing job (courtesy of a BFI grant) applied to street-level vérité footage produces a virtual Disappearing World on the tribal poses and fragmented rock culture of 1980, replete with mutual slag-offs from bands and fans about skins, mods, police, fascists, and 'selling out', a laughable subtext of pop-press punditry, and much middling gig coverage. Something of a wake for punk's decline, it's full of self-parodic shock values, and best communicates a sense of musical recession, mapping a territory rife for the subsequent easy ascendancy of back-tracking trends. John Peel contributes his customary good sense in small doses; almost everyone else dissipates enthusiasm in antagonism. Primarily one for the sociologists and amnesiac nostalgists.


Release details

56 mins

Cast and crew

Hasan Shah, Dom Shaw
Patrik Fitzgerald
Colin Peacock
Jake Burns
Stiff Little Fingers
UK Subs
Cockney Rejects
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