PHES — What those fuckers at Spin did was to contact us first for photos of the band from the era for that very article. What a bunch of skull fuckers! And the article was written by Brendan Mullen who should have known better too. This response from band addresses not only the issue of people remaining invisible, or left out of the normative discourse generated by so-called experts, it also taps into the issue of power — who controls the narratives — especially when the band might be considered less skilled, politically-incorrect, or deemed of minor importance.
We Got the Neutron Bombs does not necessarily consciously perpetuate these same tendencies, since politically incorrect bands like Black Randy and the Mentors are discussed, but questions concerning the role of Mullen as cultural arbitrator do still resound in the punk community. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
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Elite Versus Non-elite: When constructing any narrative about a diverse, trans-local, syncretic genre that inhabits a time, place, and musical movement, one prime question immediately surfaces: who owns this history, and how will this affect the shape of the printed overview, which in turn is likely to be canonized, at least within the pop culture? In fact, he suggests that the scene described in Please Kill Me was not the genesis of edgy, rebellious, restless punk as we have come to know it via Green Day or Bad Religion: New York was basically all about derelict heterosexuals who shoot up heroin and fall about the set; while the L.
This was the result of a few factors, as Fancher herself noted to me in an interview from Ahhh, do we have to go there? Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:.
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It helped a lot of kids who had very mediocre, uneventful, unhappy lives. It gave them something to hold on to. It was a bomb shelter, a basement. It was so amazing, such a dive You'd walk into the courtyard and there'd be a dozen different punk songs all playing at the same time.
It was an incredible environment. About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Taking us back to late '70s and early '80s Hollywood--pre-crack, pre-AIDS, pre-Reagan-- We Got the Neutron Bomb re-creates word for word the rage, intensity, and anarchic glory of the Los Angeles punk scene, straight from the mouths of the scenesters, zinesters, groupies, filmmakers, and musicians who were there.
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