Saturday, May 14, 2011

Posted by Andrew Jacobs |

Before I begin my little write-up, I urge all of you to check out the excellent photos taken at the premiere by Jeff Terranova and Larry Ransom. As cliche as it sounds, their photos describe the event FAR better and in greater detail than my words ever could.

First off, as you'll see in the photos, the theater was PACKED. Even after many extra seats were added on the floor and the balcony was opened up to accommodate the massive crowd, quite a few people were still unable to get seats and wound up having to stand while watching the movie. In short, it's blatantly obvious that despite what the naysayers will have you believe, '90s hardcore DID have an impact and on a great many people to boot.

As far as the movie itself, for obvious reasons, I don't feel that it would be appropriate for me to write a review per se of it. What I will say is that if you were involved to any degree in the hardcore and punk music scenes in Southern California at any point from 1990 to 1997 (especially if you grew up there and during that time) and you look back fondly on those years, you are in for a real treat. Needless to say, it's a HELLUVA trip down memory lane for the people who were there. Additionally, if you have any interest at all in indie label music from that time, you will enjoy it quite a bit as well.

If you haven't already done so, be sure to "like" the OCHS Facebook page to be kept apprised of all upcoming screenings and other related events.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

GAME FACE FARSIDE TEXAS IS THE REASON???????way too much time covering these band in the documentary first 7minutes is the best part of the movie.

Anonymous said...

When will OCHS be available on dvd for purchase?