The Decline of Western Civilization


1h 40m 1981
The Decline of Western Civilization

Brief Synopsis

Documentary cameras capture the thriving Los Angeles punk scene of the early 1980s.

Film Details

Also Known As
Decline of Western Civilization
Genre
Documentary
Music
Release Date
1981
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

A document of Los Angeles' high-energy punk rock scene at tis most furious, during the tailend of the 70's. Combining interviews with promoters and fanzine publishers with in-the-pit concert footage worthy of a combat photographer, the film showcases X, Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, the Germs, Fear, the Alice Bag Band and Catholic Discipline.

Crew

Michelle Baer

Post-Production Coordinator

Alice Bag

Song

Alice Bag

Song Performer

Claude Bessy

Song

Claude Bessy

Song Performer

Allen Blaisdell

Camera Assistant

Don Bonebrake

Song

Don Bonebrake

Music

Don Bonebrake

Song Performer

Gordon Brown

Executive Producer

Exene Cervenka

Song Performer

Exene Cervenka

Song

Davis Colburn

Assistant Editor

Steve Conant

Director Of Photography

Philo Cramer

Song

Philo Cramer

Song Performer

Philo Cramer

Music

Darby Crash

Song

Darby Crash

Song Performer

John Doe

Song

John Doe

Music

John Doe

Song Performer

Roger Dowding

Music

Roger Dowding

Song

Roger Dowding

Song Performer

Greg Ginn

Song

Greg Ginn

Song Performer

Greg Ginn

Music

Terry Graham

Music

Terry Graham

Song Performer

Terry Graham

Song

Greg Hetson

Song

Greg Hetson

Song Performer

Greg Hetson

Music

Gary Hirstius

Sound

Rick Jaffe

Song

Rick Jaffe

Music

Rick Jaffe

Song Performer

Alan Kutner

Sound

Craig Lee

Music

Craig Lee

Song

Craig Lee

Song Performer

Lucky Lehrer

Music

Lucky Lehrer

Song

Lucky Lehrer

Song Performer

Robert Lopez

Song

Robert Lopez

Song Performer

Gary Mcdaniel

Song Performer

Gary Mcdaniel

Music

Gary Mcdaniel

Song

Keith Morris

Song

Keith Morris

Song Performer

Bill Muerer

Photography

Charles Mullin

Editor

Nick Neutra

Sound

Jeffrey Prettyman

Executive Producer

Ron Reyes

Song Performer

Ron Reyes

Song

Rob Ritter

Song

Rob Ritter

Music

Rob Ritter

Song Performer

Alain Saintalix

Production Assistant

Derf Scratch

Song Performer

Derf Scratch

Song

Derf Scratch

Music

Linda Spheeris

Production Assistant

Penelope Spheeris

Photography

Penelope Spheeris

Screenplay

Penelope Spheeris

Producer

Spit Stix

Music

Spit Stix

Song Performer

Spit Stix

Song

James R Tynes

Camera Assistant

Lee Ving

Song Performer

Lee Ving

Song

Lee Ving

Music

Peter Wiehl

Lighting Director

Peter Wiehl

Editor

Ken Williams

Sound

Kevin A Williams

Production Coordinator

Billy Zoom

Song

Billy Zoom

Music

Billy Zoom

Song Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
Decline of Western Civilization
Genre
Documentary
Music
Release Date
1981
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1981

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1981

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade Theater) as part of program "CineRock: Loud Films Rare Music" September 1-12, 1996.)