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Review: Salad Days (MVDvisual)


Salad Days
Salad Days
4 stars

Starring: Dave Grohl, Ian Mackaye, Henry Rollins, Fred Armisen, Brian Baker

Directed: Scott Crawford

Release Date: September 18, 2015

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color

English Subtitles: English

Distributor: MVDvisual

“Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)” examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows-without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction. – MVDvisual


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Theatrical release Date: December 19, 2014 (USA) (Washington, D.C.) (premiere)
DVD Disc release Date: September 18, 2015 (USA)


  • Live performances by Fugazi, Government Issue, Gray Matter, Marginal Man, Beefeater, Embrace, Holy Rollers, and Soulside
  • Additional interviews with Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Seconds, Brian Baker, and many others


My Thoughts

Salad Days A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) is a Documentary that showcases the upbringing of underground Punk Music from to 80’s to the 90’s. Granted I may not be into Punk Music that much and While I did hear a few tracks playing hear that sounded good Doesn’t mean I don’t Like this Documentary. The Docu is well put together and I learned a lot about DC Punk Culture.

We get to see the ups and downs of this culture from Drugs and Violence to Political and emotional concepts which in turns brought the new word EMO into vocabulary. Tons of Bands are featured here and a bunch of the guys and females who made those bands give their voice and opinions of the past here in this Docu along with actors you may have seen. Black Bands, White Bands, mix Bands, all female bands you name it all races male or female were involved so we get to see how diverse things are in this scene.

Overall I enjoyed viewing this Documentary which brings a good amount of Knowledge about the scene and environment of the upbringing of Punk rock in the 80’s. If your into Punk, Documentary’s, or music I say check this out pick it up on DVD or Blu-Ray.

I give this Documentary a 4 out of 5.


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4 stars


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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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