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About the Documentary

Bloodied But Unbowed chronicles the late 1970s/early 1980s Vancouver punk rock scene. Vancouver filmmaker Susanne Tabata's documentary tells a tale of rebellion and music — a fiercely independent scene created from nothing and played out in a microcosm of urban squalor. Told by its surviving stars whose accounts are suffused with both humour and gritty realism — a distinctly Vancouver vibe. A brutally honest story from the streets and stages of the West Coast through interviews, music, photos, and archival performances. Overarching those halcyon days of poverty and excess is the MUSIC — that moved its audience to their feet and seemed to validate their very existence.
Stay tuned for upcoming screenings or broadcast news. was launched in 2010 to accompany the documentary Bloodied But Unbowed. The webisodes posted here are, for the most part, footage that is exlusive to the website. Some are extended interview clips, some are leftovers from the edit room, and some were shot specifically for the website. Most webisodes (like the articles posted here) are intended to provide additional background information on the subjects and themes of the film. Some webisodes, however, are purely for entertainment purposes! This site dedicated to the musicians, artists and fans of the first wave of Vancouver punk rock; and it is also designed to act as an ongoing historical and archival resource.

The audio player is now loaded with over 40 tracks representing the period 1977 to 1981; including selections from Last Call: Vancouver Independent Music 1977-1988 (Zulu Records), and the Vancouver Complication CD (Sudden Death reissue). (Also, the rare, out-of-print Active Dog 7inch single, Rat Race b/w Good Filthy Fun has been uploaded, courtesy of Ross Carpenter. Contact info and inquiries HERE.) The Vancouver Complication CD is currently available from Sudden Death Records. Zulu Records may still have some copies of Last Call; inquire at, or email