By Paul McEwan
Consistently ranked as one of the easiest Canadian video clips of all time, punk-rock mockumentary Hard center Logo (1996) records the last-ditch reunion journey of an getting older rock band led via vocalist Joe Dick (Hugh Dillon). good obtained via critics on the time of its unlock, the movie keeps to get pleasure from a faithful foreign cult following.
This pleasing research of Hard middle Logo explores some of the film's key topics, together with the accountability of documentary filmmakers to their matters, the improvement of shut male relationships, and the connection among paintings and trade in Canada, in particular for traveling musicians. Paul McEwan examines Hard middle Logo within the context of alternative diversifications of Michael Turner's 1993 novel of an analogous identify, in addition to opposed to different motion pictures from McDonald's celebrated occupation. that includes interviews with McDonald himself and others fascinated about the movie, Bruce McDonald's ‘Hard middle emblem’ provides a fascinating examine one in every of Canada's such a lot mythologized movies.
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A. were formed in the late 1970s and released their ﬁrst album, Something Better Change, in 1980, followed by Hardcore ’81, which was apparently the ﬁrst use of the word hardcore to refer to punk rather than pornography. The sound was fast and aggressive, and the band toured extensively around North America and around the world throughout the 1980s. Like American band Black Flag, they were often the ﬁrst punk band to play in small cities and towns, and Keithley is proud that his band was a lot of people’s ﬁrst punk show.
His foreword is followed by one from the director herself, which begins by asserting that she only agreed to write an essay for Turner’s book if she was able to correct his mistakes about the creation of the ﬁlm that became American Whiskey Bar. She contradicts his claim that he was a reluctant participant in the ﬁlm process, and writes that there is a lot about the production that he did not understand. As she begins to recount the details of her own background, including time at a pre-1989 Soviet ﬁlm school and a stint making fetish pornography for a shadowy German producer, you ﬁnd yourself thinking two things: (1) This is the best description of a ﬁlm production disaster I’ve ever read and (2) I’ve got to see this ﬁlm.
Colin Brunton is a Toronto producer and director of a documentary about the late-1970s Toronto punk scene called The Last Pogo Jumps Again. He also, coincidentally, was the producer of Roadkill and Highway 61, and Hard Core Logo is dedicated to him and four other people. According to Brunton, ‘One Foot in the Gutter’ was a song by The Ugly that was written somewhere between 1976 and 1978. It was written by bassist Sam Ferrara and guitarist Raymi Mulroney. Raymi’s brother, Mike ‘Nightmare’ Mulroney, was the lead singer.