The History of Punk, Class #15

The Edmonton Free School
Monday November 4th 7:00PM
Location: Humanities Centre 1-14, The University of Alberta
All-Ages & All-Welcome

“Taking Punk to the Edge” 

to the edge

In the first class of the new semester, we will look at musicians who pushed limits on stage. From Iggy Pop to GG Allin, punks took live performances in directions never seen before, but often imitated since. We will also screen the 2011 documentary Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess, on the Insaints’ frontwoman Marian Anderson.  

Marian Anderson

Following the film, we will discuss the various factors that drive people to jump on stage and charge through the boundaries of what’s considered acceptable.

Documentary starts promptly at 7PM (since it’s being taken off YouTube at 8PM)

Readings:
Please Kill Me, pp. 38-41, 66-67.
Gimme Something Better, pp. 315-316.
Going Insaints
GG Allin: Remembering the GGreat American Hero
Iggy Pop’s Letter to a Fan, 1995

"Having Milk 'n' Cookies with GG Allin," Flipside, No. 55, Spring/Summer 1988.
“Having Milk ‘n’ Cookies with GG Allin,” Flipside, No. 55, 1988.

Playlist:
Iggy Pop and the Stooges “Live at Cincinnati Festival 1970
Iggy Pop and the Stooges “Rare Documentary Footage” 
The Plasmatics “Masterplan” 
The Plasmatics “Butcher Baby”
Nina Hagen “Naturträne”
Blondie “X-Factor” (CBGBs 1977)
The Go Go’s “We got the Beat”
Black Randy and the Metrosquad “I Slept in an Arcade”
The Insaints “Whore” 
The Insaints “Carry On” Gilman (1993)
Thrill Killers “Return of the Living Dead”
Thrill Killers “Bloodbath”
GG Allin “You Hate Me and I Hate You” 
GG Allin “No Rules” 
GG Allin “on Jerry Springer”
GG Allin “Carmelita”
Iggy Pop “on the Tom Snyder Show, 1980”

InSaints

DQ vs IS

GG Allin

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