Otto Buj "Dope, Hookers And Pavement: The Real And Imagined History Of Detroit Hardcore" - Blu-Ray+DVD
"Dope, Hookers And Pavement: The Real And Imagined History Of Detroit Hardcore" is a lively and unfiltered, first-hand account of the early days of the Detroit hardcore punk scene, circa 1981-82, in the notorious Cass Corridor -- one of the worst neighbourhoods in the city at the time. It took a small, seriously committed throng of (mostly) white, suburban teens and skater kids to get down there and make that scene happen - but not without first doing a few gigs at a Detroit gay bar and a critical stint at the Coronation Tavern across the river in Windsor, Ontario, before converging on the Corridor for their now-mythical residency at the ramshackle Freezer Theatre. Featuring over 70 in-depth interviews - including John Brannon (Negative Approach), Tesco Vee (The Meatmen, Touch And Go), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Dischord Records), pro-skater Bill Danforth, scene kids, and members of the Necros, The Fix, Violent Apathy, and Bored Youth - and never-before-seen Super8 footage of the Freezer, "Dope, Hookers And Pavement..." is both hilarious and reflective, and a long overdue record of a nearly invisible but magic little moment in the history of Detroit rock 'n' roll. Numbered out of 1,000 copies.