Hardcore Video Volume II

A twist on the late-1980s home movie in an era of increasing portability of media, this amateur VHS video by videographer Billy Hahn takes us into the underground of the Hardcore Punk venue The Anthrax in Norwalk, Connecticut. Complimenting the sounds and still images of the punk era, this film gives motion to the blurry color tones of bodies rushing the stage and diving off it, capturing a kind of energy that thrived in this local youth subculture.  Materials drawn from the Scott Andrews Punk Rock Collection and the Joe Snow Punk Rock Collection at the UConn Archives.