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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.

Chad, why so sad?


Here at Pogo H.Q. we’ve never had the opportunity to put an LP of Nickelback on the gramophone, so we’re not sure why they’ve become the butt of jokes and ire, etc., but with the general snobby disgust at them, we thought it fitting to play a little April Fool’s joke, and announce that he would be narrating our film.   Most of our closer pals got the joke, and then it was just a little embarrassing to inform others that sadly, no, Mr. Kroeger would not be involved with our project.  In any case, big news soon:  we’re about to start sound editing on the first half of our film, and getting set to apply to the Toronto International Film Festival for a big-ass red-carpet stars galore world premiere in September. (Geez, wait, i guess that was all the big news.  Yea.  We’ve got nothing.)

Steven Leckie‘s main squeeze, Viva Viletone, thought having Kroeger narrate would be a canny move worthy of McLaren at this best.

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