Suzi Quatro,"Suzi Quatro"

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Suzi Quatro! From 1973! Oh Hell yeah!
Suzi Quatro was one of the first female lead singers and guitarists of a real rock and roll band. She was the queen of leather rock! She also plays a mean bass guitar. I can’t help thinking this is actually punk rock. But it’s only 1973. This is really pre-punk like the New York Dolls. It’s all coming from the same place. Let’s face it, glam was pre-punk, and Suzi Quatro is glam rock!
Similar acts from around the same time are Sweet and Slade. Sweet is downgraded nowadays but I really liked them back in the day. Slade is also very underrated. Sort of a glam AC/DC.
None of these songs mean much of anything. They’re just silly, dumb songs to rock and roll too. But rock and roll was never intellectual.
Real rock and roll (not prog, folk, country or metal) is sensual and experiential. It’s the music of the pure ID.
Music to fuck to. Fucking music.
There’s a reason for that beat. It’s the beat of sexual intercourse. BAM BAM BAM BAM. The early haters of rock and roll figured this out quickly,and that was one of the main reasons why rock was hated so much all the way back to Elvis Presley.
Back in the 1970’s all the mafia produced porn back then had hard rock soundtracks going on through all the fucking and sucking. There’s a reason for that.
It’s because it’s fucking music, music to fuck by.
Or in the case of punk rock, music for people who like to fuck and fight!

999, “Homicide”

I believe that this song came out in 1980. It was a big hit at the time. I must say that is a catchy tune they have there. It really sticks in your head something good. This was another of the very early great punk rock songs.

 

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I believe in homicide.
I rest my case!
Don’t cast aside!

You’d better believe it!
That’s the truth of it!
Take it or leave it.
Resign to it!

Homicide.
Homicide.
Homicide.
Homicide!

No one cares!
When someone lies!
They’d rather say!
It’s irrelevant!

You’d better believe it!
That’s the truth of it!
Take it or leave it.
Resign to it!

Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!
homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!

You try to tell me it’s his fault because he’s down.
And letting loose this homicide all over town!
What’s your number? I’ll take it down.
What’s your address? I’ll write it down.
I’ll be in touch. So don’t leave town!
In a big!
Black!
Car!

Homicide.
Homicide.
Homicide.

I believe in homicide.
I rest my case!
Don’t cast aside!

You’d better believe it!
That’s the truth of it!
Take it or leave it.
Resign to it.

Homicide.
Homicide.
Homicide.
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homicide.
Homicide!
Homicide!
Homi, homi, homi, homi, homi, homi, homi, homi
Homi, homi, homi, homi, homi, homi, homi, homi
Homicide!

The Damned, “Smash It Up”

God I love this music! This is one of the greatest punk rock songs ever written. I wonder why it is so underrated?

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We’ve been crying now for much too long.
And now we’re gonna dance to a different song.
I’m gonna scream and shout til my dying breath.
I’m gonna smash it up til there’s nothing left.

Oooh ooh smash it up!
Smash it up, smash it up!
Oooh ooh smash it up!
Smash it up, smash it up!

People call me villain oh its such a shame.
Maybe its my clothes must be to blame.
I don’t even care if I look a mess.
Don’t wanna be a sucker like all the rest.

Oooh ooh smash it up!
Smash it up, smash it up!
Oooh ooh smash it up
Smash it up, smash it up!

Smash it up!
Smash it up!
Smash it up!
Smash it up!
Smash it up!

Smash it up!
You can keep your Krishna burgers.
Smash it up!
And your Glastonbury hippies.
Smash it up!
You can stick your frothy lager.
Smash it up!
And your blow wave hairstyles.

And everybody’s smashing things down.
I said everybody’s smashing things down yeah.

The Damned, “New Rose”

God I love The Damned. From 1976! The year the Sex Pistols appeared on the scene. The Damned was one of the first British punk rock group, forming around the same time as the Pistols and other early groups. They also liked to smash up their instruments on the stage. The Who of course started that sort of thing.

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Weirdos, “Neutron Bomb”

LA punk rock from 1978 first wave! It seems almost impossible to believe that this music was made fully 35 years ago. Incredible.

As you can see, punkers were not patriotards or Republicans, at least in the first wave, though it started getting that way later with some of the Orange County bands. The early LA punks were all very leftwing. In fact, there were gay musicians and even gay bands, and no one cared one bit. Most of the first wavers thought the scene got ruined with all the rightwing conservatives and Nazis from Orange County dragging in all their bull sexism and homophobia.

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We got the neutron bomb!
We got the neutron bomb!
We got the neutron.
Gonna drop it all over the place.
Yer gonna get it on yer face.
Foreign aid from the land of the free.
But don’t blame me!
We got the neutron bomb!
We got the neutron bomb!
We got the neutron
You don’t understand, you don’t know what you mean.
We don’t want you, we want your machines.
United Nations and NATO won’t do.
It’s just the red, white and blue.
We got the neutron bomb!
We got the neutron bomb!
We got the neutron, that’s the way it’s gotta be.
Survival of the fittest, is the way it’s gonna be.
We don’t want it, we don’t want it!
Don’t blame me!
We don’t want it, we don’t want it!
Don’t blame me!

Pussy Riot Are Traitors

I had always heard that they were more or less US agents, but now I know this for sure.

The Kremlin is facing intensifying international condemnation over its stance. Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot told an audience in the Australian capital Sydney on Saturday that Russia should be excluded from G20 talks scheduled for November, AFP reported.

What a bunch of traitors. Not that they should support the government – it is always permissible to oppose any government of any state on principle – but these people are traitors to the Homeland. I don’t take too kindly to that.
My attitude is sort of a nationalist one – Other than the Homeland, what else is there?
That’s the way I see it.

Brian Hyland, "Sealed with a Kiss"


I always loved this song, but I never knew the name of it, who the artist was or when it was published. Well, now I just found out.
Brian Hyland released this all-time great in 1962! Early days of rock!
I cannot help but think the Sex Pistols were referencing this song in the New York Dolls send-up, New York:

Sealed with a kissssssssssss!
Sealed with a kissssssssssss!
Sealed with a kissssssssssss!
Oh! Kiss this!
Sex Pistols, New York (1977)

Jim Carroll Band, People Who Died


This song is so good! Great punk rock from around 1980. The album is called Catholic Boy and it is highly recommended.
And even though the song is about the dead, it’s even better live:

If anyone was around LA about this time, perhaps you remember Rodney Bingenheimer and K-ROQ. I actually like Rodney, though a lot of people hate him. I saw him once at the Whiskey a Go Go (one of my favorite hangouts) in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip once. He came in very late to the show, maybe 1 AM, with a few people in tow.
He’s not gay like some say, he just has a glam era Bowie voice and he’s somewhat androgynous like many notorious players. It was long rumored that he not only liked girls, but he liked em young, as in underage teenage girls, 14-17 or thereabouts. I don’t think he ever got caught and back then, so many adult men were doing such things, you would not even believe it. It was illegal, but it wasn’t enforced very much.
About the song: no one here is getting out alive. We’re all just buying time.

The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women


God I love this song!
This is actually a Jim Carroll song. Jim Carroll was one of the early New York punks. As you can see, he liked females just fine.
On the other hand though, he was somewhat bisexual, but I think that was just for money. Like many young men in New York who become addicted to heroin, he sold his body to men as a male prostitute for heroin money. You would be surprised at how many otherwise straight New York rock stars did such things back in those days (Dee Dee Ramone, anyone?).
I believe he eventually kicked. He was in with Patti Smith, Blondie, William Burroughs, the Ramones and the rest of those New York punk scene degenerates around the late 70’s and early 80’s in New York City. It was probably a great time to be alive in New York!

Lenka "Trouble Is a Friend"


More from this Lenka woman. Her music is called “Alternative Pop.” It is also called Indie Pop. Power pop, punk and post-punk were all influences.  It originated in the UK, especially Scotland, in the mid 1980’s. The grandfather of all of this sort of music was a band called The Smiths. We can go back even before that to the Buzzcocks and the Ramones. Let’s face it, there is a lot of power pop in those punk rock groups.
Next came the Jesus and Mary Chain, a band I am very fond of. They combined influences from the Velvet Underground, the Beach Boys and Phil Spector’s “wall of sound.” New Order, which grew out of Joy Division, was another influence. New Order seems to be influencing a lot of modern music genres.
I think I am starting to like this type of music!
This is more “chick music.” Look at the lyrics. Sounds like she is describing a typical female Borderline Personality Disorder type:
“Trouble Is A Friend”
Trouble – it will find you
No matter where you go
Oh, oh
No matter if you’re fast
No matter if you’re slow
Oh, oh
The eye of the storm
Or the cry in the morn
Oh, oh
You’re fine for a while
But you start to lose control
He’s there in the dark
He’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings
He’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Ahh
Trouble is a friend
But trouble is a foe
Oh, oh
And no matter what I feed him
He always seems to grow
Oh, oh
He sees what I see
And he knows what I know
Oh, oh
So don’t forget
As you ease on down my road
He’s there in the dark
He’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings
He’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Oh, oh
So don’t be alarmed
If he takes you by the arm
I won’t let him win
But I’m a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Ahh
How I hate the way he makes me feel
And how I try to make him leave
I try
Oh, oh, I try
But he’s there in the dark
He’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings
He’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Oh, oh
So don’t be alarmed
If he takes you by the arm
I won’t let him win
But I’m a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Ahh
Ooh
Ahh
Ooh

Sex Pistols, "Here We Go Again"

This is great stuff. Really just Paul Cook and Steve Jones. Jones came back later and did the bass himself, and he also sang on both songs. This is from outtakes from the Great Rock and Roll Swindle album.
This one has lots of great pictures of Sid Vicious often with Nancy Spungen. Sid was a terrible person, but he is something of a legend after all. He was an asshole, but he was interesting and famous asshole, so there you go!
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A short interview at the start, and then Here We Go Again plays. The song is hard to find. It only appears for the most part on one album, Sex Pack, which is little heard of. It is also found on a 1986 bootleg We Have Cum for Your Children. Lot of cool photos in the background.
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Sex Pistols, "Here We Go Again" + More

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Here We Go Again is a fantastic song! Listen to that “anthem” feel it has. Actually this is really The Professionals with Steve Jones and Paul Cook. It is an outtake from the recordings for The Great Rock and Roll Swindle album, by which time the Pistols had already broken up.
Next song, Revolution in the Classroom, by the great fake Pistols band the Ex Pistols.
Next Unlimited Supply (EMI) live in the studio January 1977!
And the last is Anarchy in the UK, first ever TV appearance on the show Young Nation!

The Ex Pistols!

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The Ex Pistols doing Revolution in the Classroom! 1979 motherfuckers!
From Wikipedia:

The Ex Pistols were a scam act introduced in 1979 by one-time Sex Pistols producer Dave Goodman after his services were substituted for those of professional producers. The Ex Pistols existed as a sound-alike band meant to mislead fans due to the similar music, name, and artwork, that led people to believe their songs were actually new or lost Sex Pistols recordings. The Sex Pistols successfully sued and Dave Goodman was no longer allowed to use the name.

Who cares! I love them. Good job Dave Goodman. This stuff rocks. Almost all good as the real band.

X-Ray Spex "Germ Free Adolescents"

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Very nice, great stuff out of 1978! I had this on cassette in 1981, and I wore it out listening to it. Someone made the tape for me. I forget who, I think maybe a girlfriend named Janet. I can never remember her last name. Lead singer Poly Styrene died recently. The album Germ Free Adolescents is an all time classic. Really the whole album is great; there’s not a bad song on it.

PIL "Public Image"

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After the Sex Pistols broke up, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd.
I saw them in Los Angeles at the Olympic Auditorium on May 4, 1980. The Olympic back then mostly housed rollerderby (very popular back then) and professional wrestling. It was a strange place for a rock concert.
It was one of the most horrible, but nevertheless, one of the greatest rock and roll shows that I have ever seen. This was at a climax of the punk movement in Los Angeles. There was a punker chick with a leather jacket that had the words stitched on it, “Southern California Anarchist Death Squad” on it. I thought that was a nice touch! As we were moving through the front door, there was a LA cop leaning back up against the wall with a huge smile on his face. His eyes were gigantic saucers. I thought at the time he had to be on LSD.
A performance art duo named The Kipper Kids opened. One of them later married Bette Midler. It was two guys, completely naked, who mostly just threw paint on each other. The crowd hated them, but that was the whole idea. Next up was some traditional mariachi band (WTH?) playing traditional Mexican mariachi music. The crowd spit at them the whole time.
I went with a friend of mine who had very long hair. He got up near the front of the stage and the insane punkers started beating him up because he had long hair. There was also a very frightening “crush” phenomenon where the crowd was so tightly packed together that it swept you off your feet and moved you along.
The idiot LA punkers were spitting at the band when they came onstage and they kept it up for the whole show. There were these rain shower like waves up spit coming out of the audience and up onto the stage. The band, but especially John Lydon, were soaking wet with spit after a while. The bassist turned his back to the crowd for some reason (maybe the spitting) and the stayed that way for the whole show. It was very strange. he was giving all of us the finger really, but it was the right thing to do.
At one point in the show, these two idiot punkers, a young man and woman, a couple, both drunk off their asses, were careening through the crowd. They were so drunk, they were crashing into everyone. That made me really mad. When they came careening towards me, I grabbed both of them and threw them both really hard right into the crowd in back of me. They knocked a bunch of people over and they fell down themselves. At some point, everyone picked themselves up. Everyone looked at me like, “That guy’s psycho!” and they made a circle around me. For the rest of the show I was sort of alone. I had this circle of space around me with no people. Everyone was giving me a wide berth.
My friend had the car keys and I think he lost them in the fighting, so we had no way to get home. We took a bus from LA back to Long Beach where I lived. Then we ran and jogged the whole way back to my place. In downtown Long Beach, the faggots yelled at us and whistled at us as we ran by. We shouted back at them, “Fuck you fags!!!!”
We got to a park in the Broadway district and things got even weirder. There were bushes all through this park and it seemed there were humans hiding in every single clump of bushes. The unseen figures were whistling at us and saying nasty things as we ran by. There were faggots hiding in every clump of bushes in that stupid park at 1 o’clock in the morning. We yelled, “Fuck you fags!!!!!!!!!!” and kept on running.
Then a cop car picked us up. It was 1 AM. They said you should not be running around this neighborhood this late at night. The cops were totally cool and they gave me a ride back to my apartment. Some of the coolest cops I have ever met in my life, and I don’t even like cops!

David Bowie, "Scary Monsters (Super Creeps)"

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From the same album in 1980, Scary Monsters. Great stuff. The original punk psychedelic music!
Check out these lyrics:

She asked me to stay and I stole her room
She asked for my love and I gave her a dangerous mind
Now she’s stupid in the street and she can’t socialize
Well I love the little girl and I’ll love her till the day she dies

Oh yeah! Moar!
I get tired of the whole “David Bowie is gay” argument.
Though he was into that for a while. In 1974, I met a guy who said he knew a groupie who had had sex with Bowie. The groupie was female, and she said there was a another male there with them (it was a threesome). She said Bowie seemed more interested in the guy than in her!
In recent years, Bowie blows off the question. He says he was just into bisexuality because it was some sort of a fad at the time. However, it is true that Angela Bowie caught David and Mick Jagger in bed together at one point. The Rolling Stones song Angie is said to be about her.
Iggy Pop lived with Bowie for a while in Berlin, I believe in the late 1970’s when Bowie was way out there on cocaine binging for a while. He nearly got psychotic from heavy use of the drug.
Pop also blew off questions about Bowie being gay or bi by saying it really wasn’t important.
The following is a paraphrase of his words:
“That man got more pussy than any man I have ever known. From waitresses to heiresses, they all wanted him. They wouldn’t leave him alone. The phone was always ringing, and it was always a woman on the other end wanting David.”
If living like that makes you a “fag,” I might just have to be a “fag” myself! Sounds like a lot of fun. You go David!

Johnny Cash, "The Wanderer"

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We punkers have always loved Johnny Cash. Check him out. He’s a punk! He’s one of the original punks, face it.
Look at how good looking he was a young man, and how dignified he was as an older man. He always had that sad look on his face. That’s the blues.
He’s also a working class hero. His songs are all about the working class, not about the idle rich.
You go Johnny! Even now, he’s singing from the grave.

Patti Smith, “Rock and Roll Nigger”

Patti Smith, 1978. Oh yeah!

Outside of society! That’s where I wanna be!

Baby baby baby I’m a rock and roll nigger! Yeah! Me too! I’m a rock and roll nigger! Til the day I die!

The day they play this music at the Republican Convention, I’m going to have to kill myself.

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Baby was a black sheep. Baby was a whore.
Baby got big and baby get bigger.
Baby get something. Baby get more.
Baby, baby, baby was a rock-and-roll nigger.
Oh, look around you, all around you,
riding on a copper wave.
Do you like the world around you?
Are you ready to behave?

Outside of society, they’re waitin’ for me.
Outside of society, that’s where I want to be.

(Lenny!)

Baby was a black sheep. Baby was a whore.
You know she got big. Well, she’s gonna get bigger.
Baby got a hand; got a finger on the trigger.
Baby, baby, baby is a rock-and-roll nigger.

Outside of society, that’s where I want to be.
Outside of society, they’re waitin’ for me.

(those who have suffered, understand suffering,
and thereby extend their hand
the storm that brings harm
also makes fertile
blessed is the grass
and herb and the true thorn and light)

I was lost in a valley of pleasure.
I was lost in the infinite sea.
I was lost, and measure for measure,
love spewed from the heart of me.
I was lost, and the cost,
and the cost didn’t matter to me.
I was lost, and the cost
was to be outside society.

Jimi Hendrix was a nigger.
Jesus Christ and Grandma, too.
Jackson Pollock was a nigger.
Nigger, nigger, nigger, nigger,
nigger, nigger, nigger.

Outside of society, they’re waitin’ for me.
Outside of society, if you’re looking,
that’s where you’ll find me.
Outside of society, they’re waitin’ for me.
Outside of society. (Repeat)

The Clash, “Complete Control”

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The Clash! Complete Control! 1978! Oh yeah!

This is music for the London Riots 2011. Right in the middle of the riots, the Clash should have set up a stage and done a free concert for the rioters LOL.

I want to make a movie of the footage from the riots with music from the Clash and the Sex Pistols in the background.

Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett on Oprah

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Miley Cyrus either rocks out with Joan Jett or else destroys three of her songs. You decide. I’m an old Joan Jett fan, dating back all the way to 1977-1978. I knew a guy who had produced the Runaways album. He said that all of the Runaways chicks were bisexual, “all of them, every one of them.” He acted like he was amazed at that. I wasn’t. Those girls were also on drugs at the time. And they really were teenagers too. All of them were about 15-17 when they made that album.This was one of the original proto-punk albums.

Joan later split off and formed Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. “I Don’t Give a Damn About My Reputation” was recorded on an album in 1981. I don’t know when “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was recorded. In 1981 I was hearing rumors from women in the know, including women I was dating, that Jett was bisexual. “She likes girls,” is what I was told. This is a long-standing rumor. I don’t think she has ever married.

On a side note, doesn’t she look fantastic? I believe she is 51 years old.

I wonder how many people in that crowd were Republicans. What they don’t realize is that rock and rock in general, with a few exceptions, and punk rock in particular, was revolutionary music. It was always part of the Left, and in particular, it was the leading edge of the Left in the Culture War. The true Culture Warriors ought to realize that. Someday in the future, or perhaps now already, Joan Jett will be on loudspeakers at the Republican Convention. Do these idiots have any idea of what they are listening to?

Once Republicans start rocking out to the best and most revolutionary music, the music is gone and has lost all of its value. Sure it has a nice beat, but do you have any idea of what exactly you are listening to? Why don’t you light up a joint, go get an abortion, burn the flag and go to your best friends gay wedding at the local hippie commune?.

Rock music was always revolutionary, and the best rock music always will be. It’s sacrilege to play such music at a Tea Party rally. The music, after all, has a message. Do you have any idea what that message is, you idiots? It’s the message of the Left in the Culture War, you dipshits. It’s not just another goddamned commodity!

Nice Sid Vicious Montage

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Tracks are Black Leather by the Professionals and Here We Go Again by the Sex Pistols. Sid Vicious was a complete asshole, but I love him anyway. He embodied the punk spirit very well. I still miss him.
The story of the love affair between Sid and Nancy Spungeon is a sad one. After the Pistols broke up, Sid and Nancy moved to the Chelsea Hotel in New York and Sid tried to get his career going. They were both very heavily into drugs, in particular opiates and heroin.
Nancy was found dead in Sid’s place with a single stab wound to the abdomen. Sid said he awoke from a drug stupor to find her dead in the bathroom. He gave conflicted reports at booking, claiming that he did it, then claiming that she fell on the knife, then saying that he loved her but she treated him like crap. They fought all the time and were both totally strung out on drugs.
There are other stories claiming that a heroin dealer killed Nancy that night. Rockets Redglare is sometimes named as the killer. A dealer, he had delivered heroin to them that night. Another dealer was supposed to come over later. Redglare said he thought that that dealer had tried to rip off the drugs from them while Sid was passed out and ended up getting into it with Nancy.
Surely the world of heroin dealers and heroin users in New York City is a sleazy one and ripoffs no doubt go down all the time. Most heroin addicts are after all thieves themselves. I would probably trust your average heroin dealer about as far as I could throw them.
However, Nancy was stabbed with Sid’s very own knife.
This mystery will probably never be solved.
Redglare died in his early 50’s from a lifetime of drug abuse. His liver and kidneys were shot. He was an interesting person, and a movie about him has recently been made.
Nancy Spungeon was a very mixed up person. A beautiful young Jewish woman, dead at age 20. At age 15, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but that can’t be correct. Borderline Personality Disorder is more like it. She was despised by the rest of the band for her unpleasant and abusive behavior.
Sid was arrested for Nancy’s murder. Soon after, he attempted suicide by slitting his wrists.
Four months later, there was a gathering celebrating Sid’s being released on bail. Sid’s Mom (!) sent him some heroin, although he had been clean for some time. Sid had began using drugs as a boy when he took up using speed with his speed using Mom.
Sid shot the heroin that night in three doses. It was nearly pure heroin. He passed out with his new girlfriend and was found dead the next morning of heroin overdose.
This very strange and sad story was immortalized in a move called Sid and Nancy, which is highly recommended.