SLAPSHOT “CHIP ON MY SHOULDER” DOCUMENTARY – OUT NOW
February 13th, 2014 by Larry

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Boston, Massachusetts 1985: The first great wave of hardcore-punk bands like SSD, DYS, and Jerry’s Kids were breaking up or moving on, leaving a generation of kids and adults inspired and in search of someone, something, or some band to light the powder keg once more.

Enter Slapshot; a viciously unapologetic new take on hardcore-punk that stemmed from the seemingly polar opposite personalities of singer Jack “Choke” Kelley, guitarist Steve Risteen, and drummer Mark McKay and put the Boston scene back on the map.

“Chip on My Shoulder” follows the members of Slapshot through their turbulent twenty-year history, documenting every up and down along the way. It is an unflinching look into the life of a band that was seemingly destined to implode from its very inception. “Chip on My Shoulder” is a story of friendship and betrayal, loss and redemption, self-destruction and sacrifice. Born in the streets and underground music halls of Boston, Slapshot went on to inspire millions worldwide while simultaneously tearing a group of friends apart.

Through hundreds of hours of the band’s own archival footage, rare images, and revealing present day interviews comes the true story of one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time. It is a unique look at the ugly side of music– a side that few people have a chance to see. It is what happens when sanity and stability are thrown to the wind in pursuit of passion, regardless of how destructive that passion may be and regardless of how it will forever change the trajectory of people’s lives.

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9 Responses to “SLAPSHOT “CHIP ON MY SHOULDER” DOCUMENTARY – OUT NOW”

  1. ROA. Says:

    “Through hundreds of hours of the band’s own archival footage, rare images, and revealing present day interviews comes the true story of one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time. It is a unique look at the ugly side of music– a side that few people have a chance to see. It is what happens when sanity and stability are thrown to the wind in pursuit of passion, regardless of how destructive that passion may be and regardless of how it will forever change the trajectory of people’s lives.”

    Give us a break.

  2. stillscreaming Says:

    Slapshot are like Reagan. Eulogized now but a complete nuisance in their time. I’m from Boston and hated everything these guys were about.

  3. TJK Says:

    Is this hardcore’s answer to the Metallica documentary?

    I could think of a thousand more things to say about a Slapshot documentary. None are positive.

  4. BostonIrish68 Says:

    Slapshot was always a mixed bag..sometimes a mess, sometimes super tight..always memorable and raging! I’m sure anyone from Boston from this era remembers those shows with some degree of fondness…I do.

  5. John Cowell Says:

    Seeing Slapshot at the Black Cat in DC in 1994 or 95 was one of the most memorable shows I’ve seen. The intensity that they brought when they opened with “Step on It” was something that very few bands I’ve seen carry. Oh yeah, I got the 1st Manliftingbanner 7″ at that show too so it was doubly good.

  6. Daniel J Says:

    I was a huge Slapshot fan in my early 20’s and always had my eye on them, regardless what people thought of them.

    I remember seeing Slapshot on the 16 Valve Hate tour in 1995, playing to 20 or so people in a small hick town in southern Sweden. They were the opening act for Fireside, a Swedish band who sounded a lot like Quicksand and were the cat’s pyjamas back then. It was clear that Slapshot had been sent on some kind of kamikaze tour from which they were never supposed to return. I remember Choke looking at the small crowd with disdain and then they leveled the place. It was, at the same time, totally awesome and extremely weird, to see Slapshot under these circumstances.

    I can’t wait to see the documentary.

  7. Richard_Kern Says:

    Two fucking words: Blast Furnace.

  8. yoyoyo Says:

    Just listened to a couple of songs from Fireside that Daniel J mentioned above. Their a complete ripoff of quicksand.

  9. yummy Says:

    i loved the Fireside stuff when it came out. wish i would have seen them but dont think they ever made it to the states

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