Bad Girl of 1867.
"Feastingonroadkill, the biggest prick I've tumbled across" - Mabel Moments
Punk. Most definitely. 60’s American style.
The Sonics: ‘Strychnine’
"Jason Wu, at 30, is too young to have experienced the punk movement, but he and his date, Jessica Paré, recently participated in this generation’s version. “We were just in Coachella together. So that’s like punk,” Wu said. As a teenager, Paré had her nose pierced. “I got a tattoo when I was 15, on my back, that now looks like I got it in prison,” she said. It’s a turtle."
The Met ‘punk’ gala
Fuck me static. Where are Baader and Meinhof when you really need them?
“We seem to have lost him, we’re trying to get a light on him now”
Iggy. Cincinnati 1970.
Detroit rock city encore.
Destroy All Monsters: ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’
The Rationals: ‘Guitar Army’
Back in the great, distant era of erm…the mid-’90s, there was a chap by the name of Julian Cope (ex-Teardrop Explodes/music-writer geek), who decided he wanted to chronicle the history of the Krautorck genre. So, he wrote an excellent book, called Krautrocksampler, in which he not only tells readers exactly when and wear he bought all these much-sought-after-now-sadly out-of-print LPs, but paints a great picture of West Germany in the ’60s and ’70s. When he’s not waxing (his bikini) poetic, he recounts crazy stories, and draws very cool connections between projects and personalities. Cope even proclaims that Klaus Dinger “directly influenced David Bowie to take his Low direction” and “had a direct effect on the Sex Pistols, via Johnny Rotten”. Thassalotta influence!
Unfortunately, the book–much like oft-drooled-over records of the era–is out of print. But the version Ian sent me to read today has survived and been passed-down between generations (okay, not passed-down between generations, but e-mailed between friends) in a sort-of post-Soviet technological samizdat!"
You want this book - yes you do. Even in crappy pdf format.
Your horrible mental picture for today.