Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pleasantly Punk

Do you think people are surprised by the happiness of punk rock the first time they hear it? A couple of Rancid songs just came on my iTunes, and I'll be damned if ti didn't have more "Na Na Na's" and "Woo hoo hoo"'s than your average Motown record. And it's not just barely-punk stuff like Rancid- Strung Out, NOFX, The Queers, on and on and on it goes. The kids just want to write happy, happy music, and look like this:

Obviously they use real guitars, but you get the idea.


Blogger Stefan said...

Oh, absolutely. The Ramones have much more in common with, say, early Beatles than they do with other generally considered angry music, like metal. Also, going to true punk concerts, you can see that there is a lot of "punk ethics" -- there may be moshing, but you're expected to be courteous and pick people up. Pretty nice, actually. :)

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