The Last Pogo Jumps Again DVD (2013; 3 hrs, 20 minutes.) 14A
The Last Pogo Jumps Again studies the evolution of Toronto from small town to big city and its 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 to 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 its own. In the end, 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 Special Features have over 100 minutes of extended interviews, old movie trailers, the classic short Bambi Meets Godzilla, and more. There’s a 24 page colour booklet with collages of handbills, ticket stubs, scribbles, photos by Dan Huziak, Gail Bryck, Edie Steiner and more, and vintage artwork from the Original 99 Cent Roxy Theatre.
Buy The Last Pogo Jumps Again.
2) Buy a DVD in Toronto at Soundscapes, Rotate This, Circus Books and Music, or Sonic Boom. The three hour twenty minute feature, with 24 page colour booklet and over a hundred minutes of Special Features, including extended interviews, old movie trailers, and featurettes including Nash the Slash, Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Neon Palace, Tommy Ramone, Danny Fields, the classic animated short Bambi Meets Godzilla and more.
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