I'm still gonna read White Riot, since it's got perspectives from non-white punks. Did you read the book, or were you making a general comment about punk as you experienced it? I'm not asking to be dismissive, but because I'd like to know if the book focuses on US or UK punk scenes, or if it's wholly inclusive of punks (punx?) globally. Also, like they said in the interview, Nazi Punks Fuck Off wasn't written for nothing.
I knew non white punks, back in Yorkshire in 1977. And rastas. Punk was far more multi racial in my experience than it was given credit for.
Also, the fascists appeared later - circa 1980. That was when it got racial and nasty. I saw The Specials 3 times. Every gig degenerated into a huge fist fight. Oi and Two Tone were the movements where violent racial issues hit the British music scene. And it wasn’t pretty.
BTW: Nazi Punks Fuck Off. You should. Fuck off and die.
i’m thankful for critical thought and the reevaluation of cultural values.
Aren’t we all.
BTW: ‘The Whiteness Of Punk’ was bollocks. Mr Feastingonroadkill never knew one punk who didn’t adore dub reggae. And too much of my misspent spiky haired youth was spent at sound systems to be not even funny.
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