Punk Rock Historian, colleague and professional consultant.
A dollop for your reading pleasure from 1984 fans. Taken from the letter section of Flipside Fanzine Lee Issue # 44, 1984. We published 7 issues in 1984. This tape is dedicated to all the Los Angeles Glitter Scene women who became the foundation of an early punk rock scene…and to Pat Fear for his Flipside theme song.
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the missing 10 % is unclassified, SNFU or part of the X-files.. so go screw!
The punker band Detox came into my focus today. Also, someone asked on Facebook if punk rock is dead. I think of punk as a genre of music, as a standard, like Jazz. It keeps playing on.
For me it is about one song to the next. That is what I based My Punkalullaby Journals about. Punk is all about a song, an experience, and friends. Or I learned from much suffering colleagues.
So, I guess if all the punk standards die, and all experiences of punk, and all your punk family of friends die… then it is dead. Or you die it is dead.
If you play what you like to hear it is not dead. One can go anywhere to experience punk. Music blaring though your headphones, at a show, or at a big festival. (I shudder at the thought) That is just my preference.
Punk music is like playing back memories or experiences that I have had. Punkers. We all live at our own standard of punk whether it be past, present, or creatively in the future… I tend to jump around to… hanging at one place more than others. I do not consider myself a punk anymore, but I have had my share of the 10% punk experience.
There is a continuity of that kind of experience in my life.
My favorite standard of punk are two bands. Detox and [Charged] GBH! The Bass & guitar of Steve and Tony and of Ross and Jock is the best. Anytime I hear a song by either band their sounds make me happy to be alive. All those wild confused good feelings come back of belonging to a family of punks over time and space.
I just feel fucking great…. thank you…. that bass guitar sound punk standard …. The best of the best…. Good, glorious and makes me feel GREAT!