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pogo2posterFINAL2The Last Pogo Jumps Again studies the evolution of Toronto from small town to big city and it’s pop/counter-culture lifestyle during the early and mid-70s.  It centers around the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new-wave music, from the Ramones playing the New Yorker Theatre in ’76 through the police shutting down Teenage Head and causing a riot at the Horseshoe Tavern’s infamous “The Last Pogo” concert in December 1978.

London had the Sex Pistols, New York had the Ramones, but Toronto had a punk movement all it’s own.  The Toronto landscape by the late ’70s was forever changed with the infusion of the DIY/Punk/Alternative Culture(s) movement.  Six years in the making, The Last Pogo Jumps Again successfully explores the whys and wherefores of what was arguably one of the most exciting but misunderstood movements in Toronto’s history.

The DVD contains the 204 minute documentary, plus over a 100 minutes of added material, and a snazzy 24-page booklet.  Check the Shop for details on where you can purchase it.

The Last Pogo (1978) is the documentary that chronicled the last punk rock show at the Horseshoe Tavern when it was run by legendary Toronto promoters The Garys (Topp and Cormier) featuring The Scenics, Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones and Teenage Head. The Last Pogo was released on DVD in 2008 to great reviews.  Available at the Shop.

Future collector’s item now available for free

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Toronto Public Library worker files away copies of the DVD in the stacks.

We’re down to our last seventy-five copies of The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD, so if you want to invest in a future collectors’ item, now’s the time!  Available in our shop, and at various stores in Toronto.  Buy now and buy often!

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Toronto Public Library workers cue up the movie on the Kodagraph.

But if you don’t want to fork over a mere $25.00 Canadian here or at a record store, people in Toronto will soon be able to see the movie (and all the extras) for free, because The Toronto Public Library just bought a dozen copies.

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So give your local library a buzz and reserve your copy now.

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