In 1974, a group of disaffected school kids from Croydon, lead by the enigmatic Paul Halford (aka Johnny Moped), formed an unlikely band. Yet by 1977 the group found themselves at the heart of the burgeoning punk scene in London and for a brief moment even looked like contenders.

Basically, Johnny Moped chronicles the career of these punk heroes who, despite being able to count both Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible as past members, are now largely forgotten.

These former raw lyric rebels, along with famous fans and Johnny himself, paint an entertaining and nostalgic picture of a special era - one where talented bands, teetering on the edge of success, couldn't escape the crushing normality of their childhood upbringing.

Festivals

IDFA 2013
Sheffield Doc Fest 2013

"Fred Burns' frank, unflinching documentary is a real - and sometimes surreal - deal" - The Guardian

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