Thursday, 27 February 2014


This 1978 Toronto punk documentary directed by Colin Brunton and filmed at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern does for Canadian punk what Don Lett's The Punk Rock Movie does for UK punk. Absolutely indispensable. It features Toronto's Viletones, The Ugly, The Secrets & The Cardboard Brains, Scarborough's The Mods and Hamilton's Teenage Head & The Scenics.

Below are a few clips the film others have posted on youtube:

The video is still available for sale on Colin Brunton's website and is easily the best $12 you will ever spend on a music purchase. To grab a copy and find out more about Brunton's most recent project, The Last Pogo Jumps Again, a three hour plus ambitious documentary picking up on where The Last Pogo left off thirty some years later through archival materials and recent interviews, visit his site:

In 1979, Bomb Records released a soundtrack for the film featuring several other bands that played the event and who were not featured in the film such as Drastic Measures, The Everglades and the Ishan Band but sadly leaving off Viletones and Teenage Head. The record is long out of print, and despite rumours that Canada's most important punk archivists, Other People's Music (another post in itself) were slated to re-release the record with bonus tracks, I've never come across a copy. 

Get the original record here:

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