Generational Differences


Martin Sprouse and Tim Yohannan (RIP) at the MRR House, 1987

I know that Punk Rock is supposed to hate hippies. Joe Strummer pissed on the Beatles but he was once a hippie before he merged into a street punk as well as our friendly Tim Yohannan from the on going Maximumrocknroll. I grew up living and experiencing the ‘6os. I have one older brother who seemed, at one strange time, to be a flower child. Pot unites both. Yet I must say my heart and soul resonates to the punk scene with lots of jazz on the side.

I have often thought that John Fogerty and Colin Abrahall have similar strong singing voices. They hit me the same way with generational differences of course. Also Eric Burdon and Keith Morris both have that deep singing tone, of continuity and rebellious style, that turns my blood to a boiling point. Me like.

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