Friday, February 10, 2012

you weren't there - the history of chicago punk

YOU WEREN'T THERE - 
the history of chicago punk 77-84 ....is one of the best rock n roll documentaries from the last couple of years.  it was released in 2009 and was accompanied by a record of all the bands featured in the film....... naked raygun, big blackmentally ill, strike under, tutu & the pirates and many more awesome bands you ought to know about......


it's certainly an important part of the history of chicago rock n roll if not punk rock in general.....it's amazing that any of this old live footage exists at all.....  

it's taken me awhile to track down a copy of the film to share with you, but wait no longer.......  enjoy......

click the link to download a torrent for the FILM, YOU WEREN'T THERE. 

and here for the soundtrack..... really a must have....

and watch the trailer below.......

4 comments:

Zen said...

Thanks for this post! I got the LP+DVD for Christmas a year or so ago, so it's nice to have a digital copy of the soundtrack.

j. amadeus markley said...

yr welcome.....

Zen said...

Just a heads up to everyone out there, the tracklist is a little fucked for the first four or five songs. The opening tune 'Wham Bam Son of Sam' by Tutu & the Pirates is missing, and the song titles for the second, third, and fourth songs go to the first/second/third. The 6:00 song is actually two songs, "Reactor" by Painterbrand and "Elephant's Graveyard" by Strike Under.

amadeus, you might like some of the Chicago punk posts (Da, Strike Under, DV8, coupla current bands) on my blogspot.

Cheers,
Zen
inthezenarcade.blogspot.com

psycho said...

this is great thanks. does anyone have the missing naked raygun song tojo demo?? much appreciate it