Production of the documentary has been completed following a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Salad Days: The Birth of Punk In The Nation’s Capital is a documentary that examines Washington, D.C.’s 1980s hardcore punk scene. The film is centred on a movement that spawned a laundry list of influential bands including Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Rites of Spring and Fugazi as well as seminal labels such as Dischord and Teen Beat.

The film is written and directed by music journalist Scott Crawford. In his teens, Crawford started a fanzine called Metrozine that documented the scene, releasing a 7″ compilation that featured the first recording by a 16 year old drummer named Dave Grohl.

Salad Days features interviews with Grohl, Henry Rollins, Bad Brains’ H.R., Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Fugazi/Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye.



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