Free movie tonight Sunday 12/18: The Dicks

Free movie tonight Sunday 12/18: The Dicks

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:38 pm

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Re: Free movie tonight Sunday 12/18: The Dicks

Postby version sound » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:15 pm

Thanks for the tip. I had been wanting to see this one. Very worthwhile if you're a Dicks fan, or just interested in the early years of punk rock. It was odd that they kind of pretended that Dicks Mk II (SF Dicks) didn't exist, though.
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Postby xxxMidgexxx » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:27 pm

Yeah, I liked it. Footage was old though. Henry, Ian and Watt looked a lot younger.

I know that if'd seen them play on stage in 79', I'd be very scared of them. I still don't get the hammer and sickle. But then again, I watched the Motorhead documentary last night and I don't 'get' Lemmy's fascination with the Nazi memorabilia. C'est la vie.
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Postby version sound » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:56 pm

Part of it was for shock value (that was the '80s when the Russians were our enemies, unlike today, when they are kind enough to pitch in and help with our elections), part was that Gary was actually a socialist.
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Postby version sound » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:59 pm

Gary Floyd wrote:I met a hippy and settled in for a few years….living in a commune of gay communist hippy men in McAllen, Texas for a few months…that being as weird as it sounds. I would sit around all day reading the works of Mao Tse Tung.


http://rankandrevue.com/an-interview-with-gary-floyd-from-the-dicks-wendy-wwad/
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Postby xxxMidgexxx » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:01 pm

The MRR clip was hilarious. The Communist, Gay, punk band!
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Postby xxxMidgexxx » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:03 pm

version sound wrote:
Gary Floyd wrote:I met a hippy and settled in for a few years….living in a commune of gay communist hippy men in McAllen, Texas for a few months…that being as weird as it sounds. I would sit around all day reading the works of Mao Tse Tung.


http://rankandrevue.com/an-interview-with-gary-floyd-from-the-dicks-wendy-wwad/


HA. This RULES:

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Also, Aquaman tells me there's a Big Boys documentary in the works. Looking forward to that too.
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Re: Free movie tonight Sunday 12/18: The Dicks

Postby JGJR » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:08 am

Thanks for the tip, Midge. I was able to download the Night Flight app onto the Roku box and watch it through the TV. The footage was really grainy and sometimes I had trouble understanding some of what folks were saying (and no captions) but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. I agree with what VS said about it being odd that they pretended These People didn't exist (though I was never a big fan of that era) and yeah, it had to have been made over many years if it's a recent release and they had interviews with folks like Biscuit (who passed in 2005). I wish the music were a bit more audible, but all that aside, it's very worthwhile if you're a fan.

P.S. The hammer and sickle and Mao stuff was mostly shock value, I think. Years later, Gary Floyd basically admitted that they weren't Commies, but that they just wanted to be as outrageous as possible (though of course his political beliefs are of the socialist bent).
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