'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD
Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, PennywiEpitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and the Descendents, among others. Like its CD counterparts, the DVD will be marketed as a low-priced punk compilation, and carry a retail pricetag of less than $15.
The DVD's bonus footage will be spearheaded by an "Inside Epitaph" feature, an overview of the label that includes interviews with Epitaph founder/Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, NOFX's Fat Mike, Pennywise's Fletcher Dragger, and a number of label employees. Additionally, the DVD will include backstage footage from Pennywise's "F*** Authority" video shoot, live Bad Religion clips (recorded in 1992), and tour scenes with the Bouncing Souls. Total running time will top two hours.
Epitaph has released seven "Punk-O-Rama" CDs over the years, with the most recent debuting in August 2002 at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums tally. The biggest seller in the series was the third edition, released in 1998. Featuring songs from the New Bomb Turks, the Humpers, All, and Wayne Kramer, that set has sold more than 300,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is "Punk-O-Rama" DVD video list:
"New Noise," Refused
"American Jesus," Bad Religion
"Leave It Alone," NOFX
"Come Out and Play," the Offspring
"Same Old Story," Pennywise
"True Believers," the Bouncing Souls
"Up for Sale," the (International) Noise Conspiracy
"Paper Thin," Hot Water Music
"I'm the One," Descendents
"Barroom Hero," Dropkick Murphys
"She's Got the Look," Guttermouth
"Need To Get Some," Division Of Laura Lee
"Desperation Train," Death By Stereo
"F*** Authority," Pennywise
"Stickin' in My Eye," NOFX
"The Gauntlet," Dropkick Murphys
"Ease Side Mags," the Bouncing Souls
"Sorrow," Bad Religion