05 Sep Salad Days (Documentary)
A decade of punk in Washington, DC (1980-1990)
Director: Scott Crawford
Cast: Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Thurston Moore
Length: 90 Minutes
“Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)” is a documentary film that examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion).