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14th August 2013

livin out rock n roll

Livin' Out Rock n Roll is a brilliantly cobbled together new rockumentary film, made in true Punk Rock style by director, Paolo Sedazarri.

The story of The Babysitters (and the Last of the Teenage Idols), described by Sounds Magazine as: "Potentially the worst rock n roll band in the whole world. They're that good!" the film is as much a tribute to London's old 80s Glam Punk music scene and its survivors as it is the bands.

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This film showcases the chaos and the very British humour of the band who achieved notable success touring with Hawkwind, their on and off-stage antics making front page news at the time. With a series of hilarious laugh-out-loud anecdotes from the former band members, some 30 years on, this is a very funny film in the style of Anvil – The Story of Anvil, with as many laughs as This is Spinal Tap. You don't even have to like the music to enjoy it, a sense of humour is all you need and if you can remember the 80s, you'll enjoy it even more.

Featuring interviews with respected music journalists and cameo appearances from well-known faces, the film is roughly intercut with old footage of the bands in action on stage and on tour. There are humorous signs and stills of a London music scene that's no longer there.

At just over an hour long, it feels very much like being down the pub with old friends who have some tales to tell! Fans can now even get their very own Livin' Out Rock n Roll t shirt!


First screened in March of this year above a pub in Soho and to rapturous applause, you can now see Livin' Out Rock 'n' Roll at London's Portobello Film Festival - The Alternative London Film Festival on Friday 30th August at the Pop Up Cinema under London's Westway.

Or if you're really rock n roll, fly to New York for its US premiere at the legendary CBGB Music & Film Festival, running from 9th-13th October and meet the director!

This is a must-see rockumentary set to become a cult film for anyone who likes music, and indeed anyone who doesn't. Go see.


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