It was definitely not the winter of love, either…
By Fred Mills
A couple of months ago we reviewed lapsed punk rocker Jean Caffeine’s superb new album, Sadie Saturday Night, a kind of rock ‘n’ roll musical memoir. “Lapsed?” you ask? Currently Austin-based, Caffeine came of age hanging out on the San Francisco punk scene, later moving to NYC where she also immersed herself in Lower East Side cultural goings-on. So she was there.
You can check out the first video from the album, “All Girl Band,” and after that, check out a killer clip for the track “Winter of Hate,” which has more than just a couple of Easter eggs lurking amid the arrangement for punk and Sex Pistols fans.
The video description reads thusly:
“The song is about seeing the Sex Pistols break up show at Winterland in San Francisco in 1978 and the feelings of frustration and loss about their show and breakup. It’s also a snapshot into the first wave San Francisco punk scene that participated in and includes pics of notable California punks and other punk performers who came through town. Directed by Paul Beck who co-directed, A Scanner Darkly as well as videos for Molotov and David Byrne. Paul says, “this video is like a little documentary of the era.” Jean Caffeine assisted-directed. SF punk photographers Jim Jacoy, Richard Alden Peterson, Ruby Ray, James Stark contributed photographs. Video footage by punksandrockers.com.”