Good to see the upcoming September 25th release of Circle Jerks:: My Career As A Jerk, a documentary on the LA punk band formed by ex members of Black Flag and Red Cross (now Redd Kross) in late 1979.
Filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) includes in-depth interviews, rare live footage and historical perspective. “I was at many of these shows, and let me tell you, there wasn’t a tighter band in Los Angeles at the time,” said Markey. “Making this film reminded me just how truly great they were.”
My Career as a Jerk follows the band from their early days to their disintegration and features interviews with members Keith Morris, Greg Hetson, Lucky Leher. Earl Liberty, Zander Schloss as well as J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion), and more.