Ron Givens
April 30, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Punk in London

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
genre
Documentary, musical

We gave it an A

Does punk live? Yes, under a number of assumed names, including grunge. This terrific documentary, shot in 1977, explores the roots of the movement. Many of the major British groups, like the Clash, the Jam, and X-Ray Spex, bash about in live footage. And Punk In London has some choice interviews that get right at the political and musical frustrations that gave birth to the do-it-yourself phenomenon, then mostly got forgotten in the frenzy. A

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