Remember when Nardwuar asked Thurston Moore if he’d ever had sex on acid, and Thurston’s all, “I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t fuck. At least I can fucking stink”? Turns out the ultimate chilled-out entertainer (and Sonic Youth frontman) has contributed his narration skills to the National Geographic Channel’s documentary “Inside Straight Edge,” which kind of brings things full circle. The one-hour documentary, directed by Shadrack Smith, premiered on NGC last night and focuses on three cities where the clean-living, peer-pressure-resisting movement is well established: Boston, Salt Lake City, and Reno. “Inside Straight Edge” covers the Ian Mackaye-birthed movement’s more inspiring qualities (promoting self-confidence, healthy living, and solidarity against conformity) as well as the violence carried out by its more zealous and, uh, conformist factions.
Although it’s not surprising that Thurston turned up in a hardcore-punk documentary — in recent years, Trash has popped up in flicks like We Jam Econo and American Hardcore — it’s interesting that this narrator dude is the same dude who sang skag anthem “Silver Rocket.”
The documentary will also air Saturday, April 13, at 4 p.m. [The Daily Swarm]