"Punk" elitism...

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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 7:08am

Guys, surely it was "Play To Win."
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by WestwayKid » 26 Oct 2017, 7:48am

Found this quote from Mr. Strummer: “I don’t like saying, ‘You’re a punk and you’re not.’ There was a record out there called Ca Plane pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand, right? And I guarantee you if I had to play it for you right now you’d go, ‘Right! That is rockin!’ Now, if you were to say to any sort of purist punk, ‘This is a good punk record,’ they’d get completely enraged. But Plastic Bertrand, whoever he was, compressed into that three minutes a bloody good record that will get any comatose person toe-tapping, you know what I mean? By purist rules, it’s not allowed to even mention Plastic Bertrand. Yet, this record was probably a lot better than a lot of so-called punk records.”

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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 8:19am

As John Wilkes Booth said before being shot, "It always comes back to Plastic Bertrand, doesn't it?"
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Wolter » 26 Oct 2017, 8:53am

Heston wrote:
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Guys, surely it was "Play To Win."
I don’t even want to scroll back to know the context; this is the new unofficial tag line to IMCT.
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Wolter » 26 Oct 2017, 8:54am

101Walterton wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 6:24am
Well it can’t be Ivan Meets GI Joe because GI Joe failed to qualify!
I laughed.
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by matedog » 26 Oct 2017, 10:49am

WestwayKid wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 7:48am
Found this quote from Mr. Strummer: “I don’t like saying, ‘You’re a punk and you’re not.’ There was a record out there called Ca Plane pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand, right? And I guarantee you if I had to play it for you right now you’d go, ‘Right! That is rockin!’ Now, if you were to say to any sort of purist punk, ‘This is a good punk record,’ they’d get completely enraged. But Plastic Bertrand, whoever he was, compressed into that three minutes a bloody good record that will get any comatose person toe-tapping, you know what I mean? By purist rules, it’s not allowed to even mention Plastic Bertrand. Yet, this record was probably a lot better than a lot of so-called punk records.”
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by JennyB » 26 Oct 2017, 10:56am

For about two minutes in 8th or 9th grade, I considered myself a punk purist. But then I realized that my second favorite band was Depeche Mode and that I love Earth, Wind and Fire, so that notion flew out the window.

And don't get me started on the excruciating conversations my friends and I would have determing if the Violent Femmes were punk or not (I always voted yes).
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Flex » 26 Oct 2017, 11:24am

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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Marky Dread » 26 Oct 2017, 4:32pm

The only punk band I ever cared for are Wire. ;)
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 4:33pm

Marky Dread wrote:
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The only punk band I ever cared for are Wire. ;)
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Marky Dread » 26 Oct 2017, 4:35pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:33pm
Marky Dread wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:32pm
The only punk band I ever cared for are Wire. ;)
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 4:36pm

Marky Dread wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:32pm
The only punk band I ever cared for are Wire. ;)
You always take it down to the wire.

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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Marky Dread » 26 Oct 2017, 4:37pm

101Walterton wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:36pm
Marky Dread wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:32pm
The only punk band I ever cared for are Wire. ;)
You always take it down to the wire.
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Kory » 27 Oct 2017, 12:44pm

The furthest down the road of elitism I ever got was in 9th grade when a rival of mine got the exact same Misfits shirt as me, knowing that I had it already. I was livid and called him a poser for years. Then I did a hip-hop album with him seven years later.
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Re: "Punk" elitism...

Post by Marky Dread » 27 Oct 2017, 12:50pm

Kory wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 12:44pm
The furthest down the road of elitism I ever got was in 9th grade when a rival of mine got the exact same Misfits shirt as me, knowing that I had it already. I was livid and called him a poser for years. Then I did a hip-hop album with him seven years later.
You sound a right pair of Misfits to me.

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