Video of the week: That sympathetic look

There are so many classic scenes in Peter Stuart and Adam Small’s 1982 punk rock-umentary Another State of Mind that it’s hard to pick just one. I like this scene because it’s a good example of how this film simultaneously shows how awesome and how lame punk rock was in old days. People like to glorify this era, and even though I absolutely love Mommy’s Little Monster and lots of other Social Distortion stuff, it’s funny to see how hilariously pathetic Mike Ness was, while still being a little bit of, well, a “sympathetic” character. (Love the the rad jump to the stumble into the drum kit!) I’d highly recommend repeated viewings of this classic punk historical document. Possibly even better than Decline