“Notes on Punk, Spring 2015”

To me, punk isn’t a musical statement, so much as it is an “human” statement, one that we’re imperfect, not sacred bundles of suspended ideals. We’re all mortal, and life is short and precious, so stop spending 15 minutes on obtuse, anticlimactic songs. When punk was great, it was still at its core true rock and roll, a la The Clash and The Buzzcocks, not milking of the “punk aesthetic,” or ideology as it were, which The Ramones and The Sex Pistols favored. Punk was really nothing more and nothing less than a sense of urgency infused into the prevailing rock and roll of the times, and the courage to be simple, honest, direct, hopelessly white and in love.

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