Salad Days is a documentary directed by Scott Crawford about the hardcore punk scene that flourished in Washington DC the latter part of the last century. Named after the final EP by ethos-defining straight-edge group Minor Threat, the film features interviews with Ian Mackaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Don Zientara (record producer and operator of Inner Ear studios), J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), and dozens more. Much of the music on the soundtrack is courtesy of Dischord Records, whose cheap mailorder, strict adherence to DIY ideology, and staunch political stances provided a template for young punks the world over. The tracklist is a good blend of memorable tunes that appear in the film and out-of-print fan favorites by the likes of Jawbox, Government Issue, Void, Youth Brigade, and Shudder to Think. Single LP pressed on black vinyl, includes full credits on rear of jacket.
- black vinyl pressing
- first time on vinyl
- limited edition
- music label: New Rose Films 2019
reviewed by ONLY A LAD 06/2019