Wes Orshoski ::   An astounding film that leaves nothing out: crazy anecdotes, comedy, fascinating personalities, chaos and a tumultuous saga. They’re The Damned, man. Lemmy, Mick Jones, Ian McKaye and Chrissie Hynde rehash (alongside all the members and totally a la punk rock) the why, what and how of the most inspiring band to come out of Croydon. And they’re still out there! " />

The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead

Director Wes Orshoski
United States / 110 min. / 2015 / English


 

An astounding film that leaves nothing out: crazy anecdotes, comedy, fascinating personalities, chaos and a tumultuous saga. They’re The Damned, man. Lemmy, Mick Jones, Ian McKaye and Chrissie Hynde rehash (alongside all the members and totally a la punk rock) the why, what and how of the most inspiring band to come out of Croydon. And they’re still out there! 

 

The Damned were black comedy, pop, psychedelia and vaudeville. The Damned had a vampirical singer and a histrionic guitarist. The Damned weren't taken too seriously, because they were party animals (and because of that Captain Sensible tutu), but they were the very best of punk. Certified pioneers (they released the first punk single), although few folks place them on the top podium (the film opens, hilariously with interviews with people unable to describe them). Chill: their glory will be rightfully restored. A cathedralic documentary that leaves nothing to the imagination: crazy anecdotes (Sensible and Rat Scabies met cleaning toilets), comedy, fascinating characters, chaos and a tremendous saga. And adventures. Because "whenever we were together, we always got the impression that something was about to kick off" (this "something" was generally pure destruction). Lemmy, Mick Jones, Ian McKaye, Jello Biafra and Chrissie Hynde redraw (alongside all the members) the what, when, where and how of the most exciting band to come out of Croydon, UK. And they're still out there! 

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Details
Subtitles
O.V. subtitles in Spanish


Showing format

Participation
in festivals
SXSW, Sheffield Doc Fest, Athens Film Festival, In-Edit Mexico.

Leadings
Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Brian James, Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Lemmy, Duff McKagan, Fred Armisen, Steve Diggle, Jello Biafra, Clem Burke, Chris Stein, Buzz Osborne, Ian MacKaye, Glen Matlock, Keith Morris, TV Smith, Gaye Advert, JJ Burnel, Don Letts, Paul Gray, Bryn Merrick, Roman Jugg, Jack Grisham, Jesse Hughes, Dexter Holland, Charlie Harper, Pinch, Stu West, Monty Oxymoron.

Screenwriter(s)
Wes Orshoski

Editor(s)
Wes Orshoski

Camera
Wes Orshoski

Producer
Wes Orshoski

Film company

Film distributor
VMI

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