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Shellshock Rock

The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers play live in this vivid music doc capturing all the vibrancy of the 1970s Northern Irish punk scene.

1979 48 mins

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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.

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