Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Author:Matt Johnsen
Date:2017-07-27 14:58:56
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by von
They're not bad, though, for American punk (aka: the worst kind of punk)!Matt
I totally disagree, dude, I think there's plenty of real, "proper" American punk that is, if not even better, then second best only to British. I mean, it starts here with The Stooges and New York Dolls, and Johnny Thunders into Ramones, Richard Hell and Television, and gets imported to UK. We also got Misfits, Fear, Angry Samoans, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Dead Boys. So, you know, nothing to sneaze at:)
I can take or leave Ramones. They're fun enough, but you heard one, you heard 'em all. Never cared for the Stooges or the New York Dolls. Television is almost okay, but the singer is bad. I don't like most west coast punk at all, and I'm not big on DC punk, but I do like how unabashedly political all those DC bands were.

But, I did think of one truly awesome US punk band: The Dickies! Oh, and the Minutemen, who were from Cali, which kind of blows up my west coast thing, but whatever. At a minimum, we can agree that there weren't any other bands like The Minutemen.

Anyway, I'm not a punk expert or even a particularly great enthusiast of the British stuff. I just like making sweeping declarations of opinion.

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