WE DESTROY THE FAMILY:Punks VS Parents fr. 1982 CLASSIC
This is a vintage documentary fr. KABC (Los Angeles) on the 'new menace' to the teenagers of America...That menace being Punk Rock...Over and all its a rather one sided yet seriously exploitive expose on the Punk Rock culture w/ commentaries & interviews fr. Lee Ving (FEAR); Although nearly 30 years later I look back on this and I see the propaganda factor of it all,The blatant scare tactics set w/ 'what to look for' "signs" and second hand recollections of those in 'the scene' I then was a precocious & rather angry 12 year old, recently dealing w/ the death of my Father of Cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam..living in suburbia, hating school, parent(s),authority,AND still struggling with my sexuality...This I later come to find out were the active ingredients to a life involving Punk Rock. Still wet behind the ears just getting into Punk Rock music....This Docu-Propaganda/Expose reinforced the fact that I HAD to rebel. The music spoke to ME in insurmountable ways;
I remember watching this w/ my Mom, and the look of fear & horror in her eyes as she watched this show, looking at me, then back at the T.V., then at me again, little did she know that THIS menace was EXACTLY what her 'baby' was looking for! Funny enough at that time I had faded blue closely cropped buzzcut and a safety pin in my ear..A typical 'uniform; to being punk rock, She was becoming incresingly concerned over my 'style' of dress...Jack Boots, Ripped Levis,Flannels and T-Shirts that read Black Flag,Social Distortion,Flipper..etc...before this Documentary she was seriously clueless...Bless her heart THAT was life in the good ole' Orange County
The REST is history, Thanks to Punk Rock music for saving my life, and allowing me an outlet..Otherwise I KNOW Id be in prison...or dead!