Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Back in 1979, when Stiv Bators "convinced" a teenaged drummer from Toronto to join him in the last vestige of the Dead Boys, that young man already had some rock n roll credibility under his 18-year-old belt. David Quinton was the drummer in the Mods, and they were one of a few bands that played a legendary Toronto show known as The Last Pogo. It was the last time punk rock was played at that venue.
Luckily, it was all captured on film! And now, all these years later, punk rock and its life cycle is so interesting to people outside our world-view, that the filmmaker, Colin Brunton has (like filmmaker Michael Apted ("Seven Up")) followed up on all the bands that played and is putting it all on film in The Last Pogo Jumps Again CHACHA CHA CHA.
Click on the link and read all about it - and follow all of Colin's links as he fills you in on "where they are now."
Here's a then and now of young David Quinton in the studio with Stiv and later with the surviving members of Stiv's Disconnected band.
With NYC punk's great oral history, "Please Kill Me" being made into a feature film, it seems like punk rock will never die even though its meccas are closing its doors....
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