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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.

More photos from The Last Pogo 30th B-day bash

All photos in today’s blog by Edie Steiner…

VInce Carlucci, Cardboard Brains

Sandy MacFadeyen, Cardboard Brains

Andy Meyers, The Scenics

Ken Badger, The Scenics

Mickey de Sadist, Forgotten Rebels

Greg Trinier, The Mods

The B-Girls

Alex Topp, Steven Leckie and The Solutions!

Steven Leckie, Steven Leckie and The Solutions!

Alex Topp, Steven Leckie and The Solutions! Aldo Erdic, The Last Pogo Jumps Again

Kire Paputts, The Last Pogo Jumps Again

Greg Dick, The Ugly

Steve Koch, The Ugly

Sam Ferrara, The Ugly

Tony Torcher, Sam Ferrara, The Ugly

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