The Decline of Western Civilization
The Decline of Western Civilization is a 1981 American documentary filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene and was directed by Penelope Spheeris. In 1981, the LAPD Chief of Police Daryl Gates wrote a letter demanding the film not be shown again in the city.
Featuring concert footage of Los Angeles punk bands and interviews both with band members, the publishers of Slash fanzine, and with the punks who made up their audience, the film offers a look into a subculture that was largely ignored by the rock music press of the time.
|keywords||alice bag band bag catholic discipline circle jerk concert footage fanzine germ los angeles punk band rock rock music slash subculture supine supine position what we do is secret|
|producer||Gordon Brown Jeff Prettyman Penelope Spheeris|
|publisher||Media Home Entertainment|