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The Last Pogo DVD

Posted on December 12, 2008
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Here is some info on the rare 1978 'The Last Pogo' DVD available now:

Hi.   I made a punk rock doc in 1978 called THE LASTPOGO, and just  released it on DVD in Canada in October.  THE LAST POGO is a half-hour  film (shot in 16mm) that documents “the last punk rock concert” at  Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, when the bands were booked by  similarly legendary promoters The Garys.   The half-hour film has  performances by The Scenics, Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, Mods, The  Ugly, Viletones and Teenage Head.  The show ends in a near-riot when a  drunken detective shuts down Teenage Head after one song.

The DVD has a couple of special features: a 1978 studio performance by The Scenics and an on-screen commentary by Viletones Chris Haight.   All of the music in the film has been remastered by Andy
Meyers of The  Scenics using an old-school trick called “Duophonic.”

*Full page feature in Alternative Press, current full page ad in MRR magazine, + ads in Big Takeover, Ugly Things and more.

The movie has recieved terrific press since being released, including: “...it’s great.” - Maximum Rock N Roll;  “Punker than you’ll ever be.” -- Toronto Star;  “Wow!”, The Big Takeover;  “EveryPunk’s story”, Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle;  “Now THIS is a  fuckin’ documentary!”, ex-wrestler John Harvey.

The DVD sells for $8 direct to Distro + shipping. We can ship you copies direct. Just email Colin Brunton: cbrunton@mac.com

For any more info, please contact me at cbrunton@mac.com , or check out  our site at http://www.thelastpogo.net .   Much of the site is about  the feature film follow-up to The Last Pogo called The Last Pogo Jumps  Again, but there’s lots of info on the original film as well.


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