The Riot


Available from 13/05/2010

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[ENG] This 53 minute DVD features the Dec. 29, 1990 El Portal Theater performance by Bad Religion in North Hollywood, CA. Special DVD features include extra bonus footage from a Feb. 1, 1991 make-up show for all the fans turned away by police earlier. Also includes backstage material and comments by the director. Recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Special Features: Skateboarding footage (Previously unreleased); "I Want to Conquer the World" Live at Hollywood Palladium (Previously unreleased); Director's comments; Who's Who section; Backstage photo shoot. "December 29, 1990-My brother, Brian, just phoned, "Get your ass down here and film! NOFX and Pennywise are opening for Bad Religion! Eric (of NOFX) says it's cool." I arrive at the El Portal Theater in N. Hollywood a little before 5:00 PM. No hassles from security-they've been expecting us. The theater is relatively empty.except for the members of Bad Religion. They see us, we all nod our heads, "What's up?" They're ready for their sound check; I start taping. We're the only camera guys in the house-that's how I became the only cameraman to film the Bad Religion Riot of 1990 from first beer bottle thrown to the last. The Fire Marshall's decision to cancel the gig incited an over-capacity crowd of 1,000 Bad Religion fans into an angry mob. Rocks and beer bottles went flying causing an estimated $25,000 in damages. 
Paramedics rescued the injured, firemen hosed the masses, and police "escorted" the diehards. You've seen "The Riot" footage when KABC-TV aired it internationally on ABC World News Tonight and when Pennywise used it in their 1995 Epitaph release "Pennywise: Home Movies." Now you can see it live and uncut in its entirety.
"BAD RELIGION: THE RIOT" -a piece of punk rock history." -Richard White 

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