1970s California punk videos

Domino Recording Company recently released Black Hole, a 26-track anthology of late 1970s California punk, curated by Jon Savage, a UK music writer.

Domino is proud to announce the release of Black Hole, a compilation celebrating the first wave of California Punk that briefly flourished between 1976 and 1980. Compiled by esteemed writer Jon Savage, Black Hole will be released on November 15th 2010.

This compilation contains ideas, anti-establishment rants, sharp comments about the world, attempts at transcendence and plenty of savage wit. Featuring The Dead Kennedys, The Germs and The Zeros, the collection of tracks on this album sound as fresh as the day they were recorded.

Above, The Bags — "Survive" (Live in Portland, OR). After the jump, four videos of songs included on the album (I chose live performances when possible, rather than the studio recordings that actually appear on the album).

X — "We're Desperate" (From the documentary, The Decline of Western Civilization)

The Avengers — "We Are the One" (Studio recording)

The Zeros — "Beat Your Heart Out" (Studio recording)

Dead Kennedys — "California Über Alles" (Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA 1979)