QUICKIE DOCUMENTARY ON THE 80S AUSTIN PUNK SCENE INCLUDING THE BIG BOYS AND THE OFFENDERS.
What we have here is a four-minute-long documentary from 1985 on the Austin, Texas punk scene which was produced by Robert Wynne at the University of Texas at Austin School of Communications for his master’s degree.
The short video contains interviews with music critics, students, and Randy “Biscuit” Turner of the legendary Austin punk/funk band, The Big Boys.
Also featured here is some rare live footage of The Offenders, whose Endless Struggle makes my short-list for “most underrated albums” of the hardcore era.
Perhaps the best part of the whole video is the University of Texas student describing a punk show as “kind of like a ‘romp’ as C.S. Lewis would say.”
This may not be the most valuable document of 80s Austin punk ever created, but it’s a fine four minute time-waster for anyone interested in that scene.