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Ian MacKaye’s Documentary Appearances, Ranked

Ian MacKaye in "Another State of Mind."

1. Another State of Mind, 1984

2. (Tie)

Instrument, 2003

American Hardcore, 2006

Dogtown and Z-Boys, 2001

Salad Days, 2014

Bad Brains: A Band in DC, 2012

Music, 2010

We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen, 2005

Barbershop Punk, 2010

Punk’s Not Dead, 2007

We Who Wait: The Adverts & TV Smith, 2012

Breadcrumb Trail, 2014

The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, 2015

It’s Gonna Blow!!!: San Diego’s Music Underground 1986-1996, 2014

Edge, 2008

Riot on the Dance Floor, 2014

D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist, 2002

Positive Force: More Than a Witness, 2014

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, 2014

Let Fury Have the Hour, 2012

21. I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store, 2008

Most of these can be found on Ian MacKaye’s remarkably full IMDB page. In January, MacKaye talked about documentaries with Andy Gensler. He is set to appear in at least two more in 2015.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.