And may I suggest, Billy, you've got it too.
All the best
If we gave out prizes this contribution would get one.
One argument runs : Punk made non-musicianship acceptable to a point
where two generations of real players got accused of lacking "attitude".
Another argument goes: Punk released an energy seen lacking in the
turgid, over-produced and bombastic pop earlier in the seventies, took
rock-and-roll back to it's fifties roots, and attacked the multi-national
"business" to a point where they were only saved amid the multi-ironies
of Live Aid.
The third argument I also subscribe to, is that Punk Rock finally gave
schoolkids an excuse to beat each other up, swear, spit, and even wear
a school tie in a bizarre and rakish manner, and as such were every bit
as liberating as Napoleon the Fourteenth or Sparky's Magic Piano.
Typical narrow-minded snobbish middle-class well-educated bollocks.
I remember you from Bromley. You didn't have the guts to try anything new
- just sitting in your cellar playing 'blues.' Just because you're anti-social
doesn't give you the right to criticise those who know how to have fun.
Too right Mr.J.
Look at the pathetic attempt by punk svengali Malcolm Maclaren to solicite
publicity by 'running for Mayor.' Ten grand for some good PR. Excellent
value for money.
It was nothing else. Shabby, empty and ultimately pointless - albeit
a bit entertaining.
The anyone-can-do-it ethic is alive and well on the net - thousands
of the buggers.
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