THE ART OF PUNK – BLACK FLAG
June 11th, 2013 by Larry

On the first episode of “The Art of Punk” the art of the legendary Black Flag is dissected. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon. We start of in Los Angeles talking to two founding members singer Keith Morris, and bass player Chuck Dukowski, about what the scene was like in 1976 – setting the stage for the band’s formation, as well as the bands name, and the creation of the iconic four bars symbol. Raymond Pettibon talks with us from his New York art studio. Back in LA we meet with Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, about how the art, the music, and that early LA scene impacted his own life and career. To wrap it all up we sit and talk at length, with Henry Rollins, at MOCA Grand Ave in Los Angeles, about all of the above and more.

Created, directed, and Executive Produced by writer/author of ‘Fucked Up + Photocopied’, Bryan Ray Turcotte (Kill Your Idols), and Bo Bushnell (The Western Empire), The Art Of Punk traces the roots of the punk movement and the artists behind the iconic logos of punk bands such as: Black Flag (Raymond Pettibon), The Dead Kennedys (Winston Smith), and Crass (Dave King).

In addition to profiling the artists, the series includes intimate interviews with former band members, notable artists, and celebrities who have been heavily influenced by the art of punk rock including Jello Biafra, Tim Biskup, Scott Campbell, Chuck Dukowski, Flea, Steve Olson, Penny Rimbaud, Henry Rollins, Owen Thornton, and Gee Vaucher.

The filmmakers Bryan Ray Turcotte and Bo Bushnell take a unique approach to exploring the rich histories of these three seminal punk legends by focusing on the influential imagery and seeking out stories that have not been told yet through the artwork, which is integral to the importance and influence of each band.

On June 11, 2013 The Art Of Punk debuts on MOCAtv with an episode on Raymond Pettibon and the artwork of Black Flag. The stories behind the art of the Dead Kennedys will debut on June 18, and June 25 will see the release of the Crass episode, all of which will be available at: www.youtube.com/MOCAtv

Created By:

BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
BO BUSHNELL

DIRECTED BY:
BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
BO BUSHNELL

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
EMMA REEVES
JOHN TOBA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
BO BUSHNELL

STARRING:
RAYMOND PETTIBON
KEITH MORRIS
CHUCK DUKOWSKI
HENRY ROLLINS
FLEA

CAMERA:
JOSH WEBBER
BO BUSHNELL
JASON BAKER

EDITED BY:
TIM BROOKS
BEAST EDITORIAL

ASSISTANT EDITOR:
PAUL JAROLIMEKPRONER
BEAST EDITORIAL

LOCATION SOUND:
NOAH ALEXANDER
CHARLES EASTMOND

MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGN:
BRENT STANGEL

MUSIC SUPERVISION:
BETA PETROL

MUSIC BY:
RAW NERVE

THEME MUSIC:
SON THE FATHER by FUCKED UP
COURTESY BEGGARS GROUP

ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY:
C.R.A.S.H.

SCANNING BY:
JESSE SPEARS

SOUND MIXING:
PHIL LANTZ
M SQUARED PRODUCTIONS

COLORIST:
TIM BROOKS

PHOTO STILLS PROVIDED BY:
BRIAN TUCKER
ED COLVER
SPOT
RYAN RICHARDSON

One Response to “THE ART OF PUNK – BLACK FLAG”

  1. Karim Says:

    Probably the best video on that topic, really inspiring !
    Can’t wait for the others.

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