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Shellshock Rock 1979

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Shellshock Rock 1979

47 mins Northern Ireland Director. John T. Davis

All the raw energy and excitement of the 1970s punk rock scene in Northern Ireland is on display in this cracking music documentary. Derry heroes The Undertones and the uncompromising Belfast band Stiff Little Fingers both feature, as do the less well-remembered Rudi, The Outcasts, The Idiots, Protex, Parasites, Victim and Rhesus Negative, while young fans talk about overcoming sectarian divisions to come together and live their lives their own way, united by music.

Captured on film here live in their raw, youthful heyday, The Undertones perform the titanic Teenage Kicks and the joyous Here Comes the Summer. Stiff Little Fingers perform a typically fierce version of their anthem, Alternative Ulster. Also featured is the legendary Terri Hooley, record-shop owner, godfather of Northern Irish punk and subject of the 2013 film Good Vibrations.

Directed by

John T. Davis

Featuring

Martina O'dowds

Tags

Punk

Collection

Beat Generations Punk Other Grooves

Released

1979

Country

Northern Ireland

Language

English

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