Tag: Punk Rock

We’re a happy family

Sitting here in Queens Eating refried beans We’re in all the magazines Gulpin’ down thorazines In April 2001 Joey Ramone died from Lymphoma, not even 50 years old. Five years earlier The Ramones had stopped playing together, but even though that formally ended one of the most influential (punk) rock families, Dee Dee Ramone couldn’t…


Defining a genre: Wire

Last Summer I was travelling Switzerland by train. All boringly predictable until a young guy stepped in. He couldn’t have been older than 25 and what instantly surprised me was that he was wearing a Wire T-shirt. Not just any Wire T-shirt, but a T-shirt of their iconic debut album ‘Pink Flag’ (1977). I say…


High School Hell

Even in retrospect I hate High School. My High School years were by far the most unhappy years of my life. Big deal, you might say, every teenager is unhappy, right? But that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m not talking about growing up, feeling insecure about your place in the world and your relationship…


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