As AC/DC once said, it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ’n’ roll. Hit the road with Youth Brigade and Social Distortion as they embark on a proposed
$10 $5-a-day, five-week tour in the summer of 1982. See them leave Los Angeles with spirits high and slowly lose that feeling as they make stops at Detroit, D.C., New York, and Canada. Along the way, they get ripped off, harassed by cops, meet some true and living characters you soon won’t forget, and manage to pay major fuckin’ dues while traveling in an old yellow school bus that ends up at Minor Threat ’s pad. Even if you’re not into this genre of music or the bands, give this documentary a chance as its really well made. If nothing else, watch it just for the incredible slam dancing sequence in the middle, the well-spoken subjects, and to see the epitome of the D.I.Y. ethic in action.
Directed by Adam Small & Peter Stuart
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