See Early Footage of Green Day From New Punk Documentary
A new documentary is chronicling the history of the punk rock scene in the Bay Area. Green Day are the executive producers of Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, and you can see a clip of it featuring pictures of them in their early days above.
The segment, which is narrated by Iggy Pop, describes how momentum for Green Day picked up speed during their first tour of Europe and how their next trip across the U.S. found them surprised to see lines forming outside the clubs where they were booked. Members of Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Metallica and other acts appear throughout the movie, which centers on the Gilman Street club where Green Day and other bands cut their teeth.
“I believe our film’s ultimate focus is about the human need we all have to find a place to belong — a place we feel safe to truly be ourselves,” director Corbett Redford told Yahoo Music, where the clip premiered. “I feel much urgency for people to see what we have created in this documentary – which at its core is really a story about the road to the emergence of the non-profit music collective 924 Gilman in Berkeley, California.
“Safe community spaces like Gilman continuing to exist are going to be more important than ever in the days ahead. Outsiders of all stripes need a place to come together under the dark clouds of an often-oppressive world. This was the case then. This is still the case now. I hope The Story of East Bay Punk can be another example of how things can be… in a world that continues to tell us most of the time only how things cannot be.”
You can find out more about the film at its website.
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