American Hardcore [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 8229829
  • Release Date: 02/20/2007
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • Audio commentary with filmmakers
  • Deleted scenes
  • Bonus musical performances
  • "In the Pit"
  • Photo gallery


American Hardcore
The lost subculture of America's rebellious, Reagan-era hardcore set is explored in filmmaker Paul Rachman's cinematic adaptation of Steven Blush's book. Disillusioned by politics, angered by greedy record labels, and bound together by a powerful antiestablishment sentiment, bands such as Minor Threat, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, and Bad Brains paved the way for such later bands as Nirvana and Pearl Jam by fearlessly questioning -- and frequently mocking -- the status quo, and proving that you don't need radio play to reach an audience. Whether working for a real change or simply attempting to shake things up in the music scene, these bands gave a voice to the legions of youthful fans who felt their opinions had been neglected in mainstream society. In this documentary, concert footage combines with interviews to offer a comprehensive look at the musical revolution that defined an era. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Flea
  • Mike Watt
    Mike Watt
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    Ken Inouye
  • Henry Rollins
    Henry Rollins
  • Mike Patton
    Mike Patton

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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    This is one of my favorite music documentarys for many reasons but the main reason is it covers so much of where the hardcore music scene started and has progressed through the years. Great interviews with past and present mainstays in the scene. Must watch for any fan.

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