Punk Scene Gets its Due in Fast, Furious Doc (Winnipeg Free Press)
Punk Scene Gets its Due in Fast, Furious Doc, by Rob Williams
Winnipeg Free Press 18 November 2011
Arguably, punk rock wouldn't be as powerful if the personalities behind the music weren't equally as compelling. Take the Vancouver punk scene, for instance, where punk pioneers like Joe Keithley, Gerry Hannah, Randy Rampage, Zippy Pinhead, Brad Kent, Jimmy Cummins and Tony Bardach are as colourful as the music they made in D.O.A., the Subhumans, the Pointed Sticks and I, Braineater. They all get a chance to show off their compelling personas while reminiscing about the fertile underground Vancouver scene between 1977 and 1981 in the new Susanne Tabata documentary, Bloodied But Unbowed.
The 75-minute film features a who's who of the West Coast punk scene. These musicians rewrote the rule book by blazing their own trail in a variety of distinctly non-commercial styles, from the political middle-finger-raised punk of D.O.A. and the Subhumans to the clever power-pop of the Pointed Sticks and Young Canadians to the avant-garde art-rock of U-J3RK5. [...]