The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Decline of Western Civilization
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords rock 'n' roll
Status Released
US Release Date
  
  • F*ck Review
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    This is a documentary that takes the edge off one of the most taboo of words, and how wild it is to see some of these people say it.

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Craig Lee Song Performer ("Babylon Must Fall" "Barbee Doll Lust") 120788 8000058
Craig Lee Music drummer 120781 8000004
Fear Song songs 120859 8000043
Terry Graham Song songs 120859 8000042
Rob Ritter Song songs 120859 8000041
Craig Lee Song songs 120859 8000040
Alice Bag Band Song n/a 120859 8000038
Alice Bag Song songs 120859 8000039
Lee Ving Song songs 120859 8000044
Philo Cramer Song songs 120859 8000045
Greg Ginn Song Performer ("White Minority" "Depression" "Revenge") 120788 8000050
Gary McDaniel Song Performer ("White Minority" "Depression" "Revenge") 120788 8000051
Ron Reyes Song Performer ("White Minority" "Depression" "Revenge") 120788 8000049
Black Flag Song Performer ("White Minority" "Depression" "Revenge") 120788 8000048
Derf Scratch Song songs 120859 8000046
Spit Stix Song songs 120859 8000047
Lucky Lehrer Song songs 120859 8000037
Roger Dowding Song songs 120859 8000036
Claude Bessy Song songs 120859 8000026
Rick Jaffe Song songs 120859 8000027
Catholic Discipline Song songs 120859 8000025
Darby Crash Song songs 120859 8000024
Gary McDaniel Song songs 120859 8000022
Germs Song songs 120859 8000023
X Song songs 120859 8000028
Exene Cervenka Song songs 120859 8000029
Keith Morris Song songs 120859 8000034
Greg Hetson Song songs 120859 8000035
Circle Jerks Song songs 120859 8000033
Don Bonebrake Song songs 120859 8000032
John Doe Song songs 120859 8000030
Billy Zoom Song songs 120859 8000031
Germs Song Performer ("Manimal" "Shutdown") 120788 8000052
Darby Crash Song Performer ("Manimal" "Shutdown") 120788 8000053
Philo Cramer Song Performer ("I Don't Care About You" "Beef Bologna" "I Love Livin' in the City" "Let's Have a War" "The Anthem") 120788 8000076
Derf Scratch Song Performer ("I Don't Care About You" "Beef Bologna" "I Love Livin' in the City" "Let's Have a War" "The Anthem") 120788 8000077
Lee Ving Song Performer ("I Don't Care About You" "Beef Bologna" "I Love Livin' in the City" "Let's Have a War" "The Anthem") 120788 8000075
Fear Song Performer ("I Don't Care About You" "Beef Bologna" "I Love Livin' in the City" Let's Have a War" "The Anthem") 120788 8000074
Rob Ritter Song Performer ("Prowlers in the Night" "Gluttony") 120788 8000072
Terry Graham Song Performer ("Prowlers in the Night" "Gluttony") 120788 8000073
Spit Stix Song Performer ("I Don't Care About You" "Beef Bologna" "I Love Livin' in the City" "Let's Have a War" "The Anthem") 120788 8000078
Robert Lopez Song songs 120859 8000079
Alain Saintalix Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Linda Spheeris Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Nick Nuetra Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000004
Gary Hirstius Sound sound recording 120816 14000003
Ken Williams Sound sound recording(documentary) 120816 14000001
Alan Kutner Sound sound recording(music) 120816 14000002
Alice Bag Song Performer ("Prowlers in the Night" "Gluttony") 120788 8000070
Alice Bag Band Song Performer ("Prowlers in the Night" "Gluttony") 120788 8000069
X Song Performer ("Nausea" "Beyond and Back" "We're Desperate" "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene") 120788 8000059
Exene Cervenka Song Performer ("Nausea" "Beyond and Back" "We're Desperate" "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene") 120788 8000060
Rick Jaffe Song Performer ("Babylon Must Fall" "Barbee Doll Lust") 120788 8000057
Robert Lopez Song Performer ("Babylon Must Fall" "Barbee Doll Lust") 120788 8000056
Catholic Discipline Song Performer ("Babylon Must Fall" "Barbee Doll Lust") 120788 8000054
Claude Bessy Song Performer ("Babylon Must Fall" "Barbee Doll Lust) 120788 8000055
John Doe Song Performer ("Nausea" "Beyond and Back" "We're Desperate" "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene") 120788 8000061
Billy Zoom Song Performer ("Nausea" "Beyond and Back" "We're Desperate" "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene") 120788 8000062
Roger Dowding Song Performer ("Red Tape "Back Against the Wall" "I Just Want Some Skank" "Beverly Hills" "Wasted") 120788 8000067
Lucky Lehrer Song Performer ("Red Tape" "Back Against the Wall" "I Just Want Some Skank" "Beverly Hills" "Wasted") 120788 8000068
Greg Hetson Song Performer ("Red Tape" "Back Against the Wall" "I Just Wank Some Skank" "Beverly Hills" "Wasted") 120788 8000066
Keith Morris Song Performer ("Red Tape" "Back Against the Wall" "I Just Want Some Skank" "Beverly Hills" "Wasted") 120788 8000065
Don Bonebrake Song Performer ("Nausea" "Beyond and Back" We're Desperate" "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene") 120788 8000063
Circle Jerks Song Performer ("Red Tape" "Back Against the Wall" "I Just Want Some Skank" "Beverly Hills" "Wasted") 120788 8000064
Greg Ginn Song songs 120859 8000021
Black Flag Song songs 120859 8000019
Top Jimmy Actor X Entourage Member 1 1000022
Chuck the Roadie Actor X Entourage Member 1 1000023
Kit the Roadie Actor X Entourage Member 1 1000024
Steve Samiof Actor Slash Magazine Worker 1 1000021
Robert Biggs Actor Slash Magazine Publisher 1 1000020
Claude Bessy Actor Slash Magazine Writer/ Editor 1 1000018
Philomena Actor Slash Magazine Editor 1 1000019
Rick Schmidlin Actor X Entourage Member 1 1000025
Alice Bag Band Actor n/a 1 1000026
Germs Actor n/a 1 1000031
Penelope Spheeris Director n/a 2 2000001
Fear Actor n/a 1 1000030
Circle Jerks Actor n/a 1 1000029
Black Flag Actor n/a 1 1000027
Catholic Discipline Actor n/a 1 1000028
Michelle Actor Darby Crash's Friend 1 1000017
Nicole Olivieri Actor Germs' Manager 1 1000016
Lorna Actor Fan 1 1000006
Mary Actor Fan 1 1000007
Malissa Actor Fan 1 1000005
Michael X-Head Actor Fan 1 1000004
Jennipher Actor Fan 1 1000002
John Actor Fan 1 1000003
Carla Actor Fan 1 1000008
Pat Actor Fan 1 1000009
Dutch Michaels Actor Bouncer 1 1000014
Gary Hirstius Actor Sound Man 1 1000015
Milt Wilson Actor Concert Promoter 1 1000013
Mac Neely Actor Manager--Club 88 1 1000012
Kenny Actor Fan 1 1000010
Wayne Mayotte Actor Owner--Club 88 1 1000011
Penelope Spheeris Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeffrey Prettyman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Roger Dowding Music bassist 120781 8000009
Lucky Lehrer Music drummer 120781 8000010
Greg Hetson Music guitarist 120781 8000008
Don Bonebrake Music drummer 120781 8000007
John Doe Music bassist 120781 8000005
Billy Zoom Music guitarist 120781 8000006
Rob Ritter Music bassist 120781 8000012
Terry Graham Music drummer 120781 8000013
Robert Lopez Performer keyboardist 120819 8000018
Eugene Actor Fan 1 1000001
Spit Stix Music drummer 120781 8000017
Derf Scratch Music bassist 120781 8000016
Lee Ving Music guitarist 120781 8000014
Philo Cramer Music guitarist 120781 8000015
Rick Jaffe Music bassist 120781 8000003
Gary McDaniel Music bassist 120781 8000002
Steve Conant Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Peter Wiehl Lighting Director concert lighting director 120829 6000002
Kevin A Williams Production Coordinator pre-production coordinator 162 5000002
Michelle Baer Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000001
Gordon Brown Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Penelope Spheeris Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Penelope Spheeris Photography n/a 120835 6000003
Bill Muerer Photography n/a 120835 6000004
Davis Colburn Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Greg Ginn Music guitarist 120781 8000001
Peter Wiehl Editor n/a 172 7000002
Charles Mullin Editor n/a 172 7000001
James R Tynes Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000005
Allen Blaisdell Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000006
Ron Reyes Song songs 120859 8000020
Synopsis
A document of Los Angeles' high-energy punk rock scene at tis most furious, during the tailend of the 70's. Combining interviews with promoters and fanzine publishers with in-the-pit concert footage worthy of a combat photographer, the film showcases X, Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, the Germs, Fear, the Alice Bag Band and Catholic Discipline.