Reed and his Forbidden Beat.

Punk Rock Historian and Professional Consultant

Hudley Flipside


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William Reed Mullin (February 12, 1966 – January 27, 2020) Founding member of Corrosion of Conformity

Goodbye rebel, friend of my youth, you touched my beating heart!

In the circle of fire, he came forth now, a motif of youthful rebellion.

We remember together a time of music and knowing attraction.

A smile,

A wink,

The water guns, both soaked to the skin.

A Touring van was warm,

your bootlegged cassette of Metallica on your Ghetto Blaster.

Outside the Whisky A Go Go he circled round me.

Slowly dancing and singing,

“Me and Mrs. Jones we got a thing going on”

I walked around him following round his circle and embarrassed boldly declaring.

Two punk friends a guy who plays the drums a girl who writes for a fanzine.

Who else observed this friendship?

And this continues still from the start.

The good feeling of being desired

innocence and fun.

I will always remember you this way.

– Poems about punk friends by Hudley Flipside



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