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Punk legend Bob Mould on unleashing his need to scream with ‘Blue Hearts’
Punk legend Bob Mould on unleashing his need to scream with ‘Blue Hearts’
"Government authorize education/(Don't mean a thing)/They'll teach you what they want you to think/(Don't mean a thing)/Saturation of stars and stripes/(Don't mean a thing)/The only freedom worth fighting for is for what you think/Why bother spending time/Reading up on things/Everybody's an authority/In a free land" Those 11 lines comprise the entire lyric of “In A Free Land,” the second
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energ...
15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised had been imagining in their heads, and maybe had limited means or skills by which to make it. But what if you didn’t want to crank out recharged three-chord rock ’n’ roll with modern street poetry for lyrics? What if you want...
Sex Pistols return to the ’70s in this first look at the new mini-series ‘Pistol’
Sex Pistols return to the ’70s in this first look at the new mini-series ‘Pistol’
Earlier this year, we learned that director Danny Boyle is directing a new Sex Pistols mini-series called Pistol exclusively for FX. Now, Sex Pistols fans are getting their first look at the actors portraying Steve Jones, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook in the upcoming limited series. Re...

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