Death Is Their Destiny Kings Road Punk Portraits 1978 – 81 from the Captain Zip Archive
Death Is Their Destiny
“I spent almost every Saturday between 1978 and 1981 filming on the King’s Road, “punk is dead” says graffiti outside Seditionaries, but it lives on in every frame of this turbulent time capsule.” Captain Zip. March 1978. Standard 8mm. Sound (added 1991). 18fps. 11 mins.
The Last Resort
“Rat becomes a shop window dummy. A visit to PX in Covent Garden and milk bottle smashing with Michelle, Nita and Louise.” Captain Zip. 1978. Standard 8mm. Silent. 18fps. 14 mins.
In The Gutter
“Punks from Warrington, France, Ireland and Oxford. A Tiswas-style impression of a dying fly and Louise’s tattoos.” Captain Zip. 1978. Standard 8mm. Silent. 18fps. 12 mins.
Don’t Dream It – See It
“Jordan working as a shop assistant at Seditionaries, Rat jumping into a shop window to pose in new clothes and punk band The Dispozest going straight to number ten (Downing Street) in the days before Mrs Thatcher sealed it off.” Captain Zip. 1978. Standard 8mm. Silent. 18fps. 14 mins. Music: CD Sunday Times Anarchy in the UK volume 1.
We’re No Angels
“The new craze for covering your face with toothpaste begins. A visit to Alaska Studios to see The Dispozest rehearse, a punk squat at Portobello Road, and punk shop Smutz in Beaufort Market.” Captain Zip. 1979. Std 8mm. Silent. 18fps. 15 mins.
The Battle of Beaufort Market
“Jane Ashtray poses at Colourspace. Julie and Sally show off until the Special Patrol Group arrive. Plus a demo against the closure of Beaufort Market.” Captain Zip. 1979. Std 8mm. Sound. 18fps. 15 mins.
Brains in Frames
“A foodless punk picnic on Hampstead Heath. Punk shop Smutz. Glue sniffing and a new fashion from Degvilles.” Captain Zip. 1980. Std 8mm. Silent. 18fps. 15m.
“The decline of punk. Katie Thunder poses with a vicar. Wobble gets legless and glue sniffing occurs openly at a graveyard.” Captain Zip. 1981. Std 8mm. Silent. 18fps. 12 mins.
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