Punk rock doc THE DAMNED: DON’T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD is set to be released on DVD & Blu-ray 29th May and available on Digital Download 22nd May 2017.
A rip-roaring, hellraising account of one of the first and greatest punk bands, The Damned, who ripped up the 70s music scene, fell apart in chaos, reformed and are still touring today 40 years strong! This joins Lemmy, The Filth and the Fury and Anvil as a gleefully riotous, must watch rock-doc!
From the co-director of Lemmy, featuring Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Lemmy, and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Sex Pistols, Fugazi, Blondie, The Buzzcocks and many more!
The long-ignored pioneers of punk, The Damned started out as trailblazers on London’s 70s punk rock scene, being the first British punk band to release a single, the immortal New Rose in 1976. They were the first of their band’s genre to release an album, and the first to tour the United States, performing to sellout crowds, where they left a lasting musical legacy. However the critical adoration lavished on contemporaries like The Clash and Sex Pistols always eluded them.
Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band’s complex history and infighting. It captures the band on a world tour and follows its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour.