Download e-book for iPad: I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk by Chris Walter

By Chris Walter

ISBN-10: 0973431202

ISBN-13: 9780973431209

The 12 months is 1981 and the harmful phenomenon often called hardcore punk rock has arrived in Winnipeg with a bang. the hot bands, with names like character concern, The undesirable, and the Stretch Marks, are an competitive and rowdy bunch who vow to wreck issues up in any respect price. What may very well be greater than punk rock? Why quicker punk rock, of course.

Take a beer-soaked and nihilistic journey—back to the time whilst risk drove a Trans-Am, and an afternoon with no struggle or a foot chase used to be infrequent certainly. make a journey again to the day whilst punk rock used to be no longer to be had on the neighborhood mall; whilst a mohawk and a black leather-based jacket was once a status invitation to rumble.

“The Yankees had lately elected Ronald Reagan as their president and now we actually had anything to worry. paradoxically, if it hadn’t been for ol’ Ronnie, hardcore may well by no means have exploded how it did. I had by no means involved myself a lot with politics, in particular American politics, yet there has been whatever concerning the doddering outdated cowboy actor that truly scared the fuck out of me. and that i wasn’t on my own. Punks internationally have been afraid that Bonzo could mistake genuine existence for the flicks and set the nuclear birds in flight on the first mistaken signal from his Ouija board. Hardcore bred quick during this risky political weather, and prerequisites have been perfect for social unrest. To us, the matter used to be too huge to disregard and forced us to talk up, no matter if we did have a regrettable behavior of repeating shop-worn clichés similar to “Reagan Sucks” or “Fuck Authority.” erroneous rhetoric apart, the early life of North the US had a reason and a truly actual adversary. From each country and province the bands sprung up, brandishing affordable guitars and an urge to elevate a few hell.”

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