All the raw energy and excitement of the 1970s punk scene in Northern Ireland is on display in John T. Davis' legendary 1979 documentary.
Derry heroes The Undertones and the uncompromising Belfast band Stiff Little Fingers both feature, as do Rudi, The Outcasts, The Idiots, Protex, Parasites, Victim and Rhesus Negative, while young fans talk about overcoming sectarian divisions to come together and live their lives their own way, united by music.
Captured on film here live in their raw, youthful heyday, The Undertones perform the titanic Teenage Kicks and the joyous Here Comes the Summer. Stiff Little Fingers perform a typically fierce version of their anthem, Alternative Ulster. Also featured is the legendary Terri Hooley, record-shop owner, godfather of Northern Irish punk, and subject of the 2013 film Good Vibrations.
John T. Davis is internationally recognised as Northern Ireland’s most distinctive documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. QFT hosted a full retrospective of John's work back in 2017. We are delighted to be able to host a selection of John's classic films on QFT Player.
Dir: John T. Davis | 1979 | Ireland/UK | 48 mins