10 years asleep…Posted: April 26, 2009
OK – after the event but still.
Johnny Rotten selling me butter…
Iggy Pop… selling me car insurance…(ok, he’s still slightly scary but more in the ‘senior moment’ at the bus-stop rather than the chest-slashing way)
“All the punks are pushing 30 years and are hardly feared
all the young dudes work for all the old brutes in expensive suits…”
“Ten years asleep” in 1993 – guess that makes us now: “Twenty Six years couldn’t give a toss.”
Wearing tartan bondage trousers and sniffing glue through a safety pin didn’t form a great part of my adolescence but for some reason I’m happy that Punk happened. For a range of reasons, see Chapter one of “The pirate’s dilemma” by Matt Mason.
And so it seems are today’s rarer punks… Their (The King Blues) album ‘Save the World Get the Girl’ is well worth a listen – if only because you’re completing your Blahg post on the “top ten neo-punk songs with Asterix references” (‘My boulder’ btw if you want to skip actually finding out about them!)