Sadly, I missed the 80s punk rock scene and the Replacements. I did not even become aware of Paul Westburg until Cameron Crowe's Singles was released in the 1992. For most of the 1980s, I was living in Casper, Wyoming which was a million miles from punk rock. I was not even aware of pop music until the early 80s because most of the local radio stations played country/western. The Replacements, the Dead Kennedys,The Dead Milkmen, the Ramones, Social Distortion, and Husker Du were not even whispers on the open plains of Wyoming. While I may be a member of Generation X, I have not been able to enjoy the recent nostalgia surrounding The Replacements because they were not integral part of my musical education. Ryan Reft at Tropics of Meta has an essay about The "Mats" and their place in 80s punk. Recently, the "Mats" have enjoyed a renaissance and Reft explains that while it may be deserved it probably will not last long. Check out Reft's post.
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Yesterday evening, I went to this final event in the Wakefield Literary Festival, the 60th event of the Festival itself. It was undoubtedly a wonderfully long and glorious event, but as I have to get up at a very early time each morning to get to work, I couldn’t stay until the end…or until half time for that matter. 31 more words
The London based band have so far to date released two songs, but with some amazing live shows chantable choruses and handclaps plus the driving rhythms with a touch of punk and glam rock combined, plus they are on a great label Heavenly Recordings.
I’m super bummed, you guys. Have you also noticed recently that there’s a huge hate-on for feminism right now all over the internets? This makes me sad, because feminism and women’s issues have always been important to me; they have always been part of a greater vision of civil rights that are really at the core of my being. 1,441 more words