Last night I saw the documentary THE DAY THE COUNTRY DIED on youtube. i never knew these bands as they were popular in the 90s and I was away in Eastern Europe during those years, listening to acoustic music.
What impressed me is the underground punk bands beginning again after the other USA punk bands had faded away. That wave of Punk music was different, I can’t place in what way, more softer perhaps? MA reduction between musical boundaries of the rock genre. Soft Rock, Grunge, Hardcore punk etc. It became very popular and it also spilt into the teenage/high school films at the time “Bring it on” for example.
what they became afterwards is open to debate, but in the film they mentioned (a lot) now many CDs they had sold so profit was very much apart of the scene. Some stayed true to the original ideals but others were earning quite a bit of money. “Nothing wrong with that” I hear you cry, but why call it punk? why not make a film about record sales with bands…why use the adjective ‘punk’? the two normally do not go together.
they is making enough, and there is making more than enough and talking about it as a means to success. I was more interested in the skateboard and surfing side, how the sport and the music collided and blended, also how the dropouts latched on to punk and made it their own, much mor e interesting.