In music, as in writing, brevity is a virtue. This song is 27 seconds long and it does more in 27 seconds than most bands manage in 27 years.
In summation, he mused, I was comparable to the vacant, mannequin-esque women in Robert Palmer’s video for ‘Addicted To Love’.
This EP was writing while I was in a place of anger. So lyrically it tells the story of my rage mixed with the love of embracing it.
The nastiness, the blackness and bleakness, is a lot of the attraction.
And the call? It’s OK to be you. The freaks, the nerds, the outcasts. The last ones picked, the ones never picked. Fuck! There’s power in that.
Protest music like mainstream commentators keep saying doesn’t exist these days.
No one’s gone after the Olympics for their armies of volunteers.
It’s a mistake to write musicians and band out of the payment equation, and it’s a complete insult to do so when you’re making money off of their work.
Now the bastards are keeping them locked up till next year.
There’s a new Joey Ramone solo album out. I found I couldn’t listen to it, first five times I tried
April 19th, the day of the trial, is the action day to show your real support and solidarity with the Pussy Riot and their three alleged members unfairly jailed in Moscow !
Pussy Riot must be “burning Putin’s glamour” pretty fucking hard for the state to threaten them like this.
This would be refreshing just as regular punk rock performed on a stage in a club, but Pussy Riot only play unsanctioned shows in public spaces.
“Revolt in Russia – the charisma of protest/Revolt in Russia, Putin’s got scared!”
There is a version of ‘Satisfaction’ on here, but it’s tellingly only 19 seconds long.
More punk than you’ll ever be, punk.
Who am I to argue with money?
There are tear drops on these journal pages. That’s what the smears are.
Either the NME covers political bands, in which case their editor’s statement is nonsense. Or it doesn’t. In which case, their editor’s statement is meaningless.
City’s aflame in the summertime.
Fucked Up is the kind of band that makes me wish I were in their band.
Pris get it so clearly, it fucking hurts.
Growing up in a big city, you’re tied to a scene. In the backwoods, you tend to be much more experimental.
Our first show was in somebody’s basement at their parents’ house. Their parents would let them have punk shows. I don’t even know if people do that anymore?