Sunday, November 24, 2013

Punk Changed Society... Here's Proof...


Punk music changed society. Before punk people had long hair and TV and entertainment people wore nice clothes on broadcasts or whatever.

I guess I should nod to the Ramones. They performed on stage in the regular clothes....

But now, it's even gotten to other areas of entertainment.



Thank GOD for punk!

I'm only going to do what I want. I hope you do too!

5 comments:

Shefi said...

So you're claiming that punk was like a "palace coup", overthrowing the old gods? Nah. That's NEVER happened before!

Louis C.K. Man! Tasteless but hilarious, with some insightful gems.

Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

"Punk Changed Society"

From where I'm at, The Midwest of the unitedstate, there's no doubt about that.

The punk wave washed across us.
It was so refreshing, imho. Everything had become so stale, so 1970's, so dead end. Just like a protest in Kent State.
Everything today of trendy nature seems to grow from that, even now.

I remember in the early 1980's how it changed Everything!

[I hope I brought a bit of it to Japan when I went there.]

Punk - and Star Wars - were 'The New Wave', as opposed to the old British Wave of The Beatles.

It is kind of funny now, looking back on it, how punk wasn't exactly at odds with the Beatles Wave, it was more in tandem with it. And that's a bit creepy really, seeing as how I've read in The Daily Bell how the cultural revolution of the 1960's was a manufactured thing from the Power Elite. ...But I digress.

Suddenly, in the 1980's, hair got shorter.
Clothes got ripped. Especially blue jeans :) Girls went with it.
Slang language got changed, in a pre-dude kind of way.
Since then, the culture seems to have gotten sick since then, as if they perverted punk, which is an odd thing to say.

Insert a photo here - x - of a chick covered with bad tattoos while wearing a half-shirt with her belly rolls hanging,... THAT, is a perversion of punk, imho.
Add a dash of cluelessness about the world, and how things are, and you have instant sheeple.

It's shameful, even from a punk perspective, imho.

ANyway, in the 19080's, it seemed like a Vegemite sandwich was on everyones mind from time to time, even if they were hard core disco (if there was such a thing?) and even for those who remained true to hard core rock and roll.
Both groups seemed to be ok with punks though.
Only the jocks and the establishment know-it-alls half the time had a problem with them.
I found that strange, yet cool, at the same time.
Odd, that.

Anyway, I wonder, is there a Japanese equvilent to this:?

The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson

http://blog.independent.org/2013/11/24/the-pilgrims-real-thanksgiving-lesson/

- Call me, once-punk, always-punk-RothbardianamericanHelot

Anonymous said...

"Punk Changed Society"

From where I'm at, The Midwest of the unitedstate, there's no doubt about that.

The punk wave washed across us.
It was so refreshing, imho. Everything had become so stale, so 1970's, so dead end. Just like a protest in Kent State.
Everything today of trendy nature seems to grow from that, even now.

I remember in the early 1980's how it changed Everything!

[I hope I brought a bit of it to Japan when I went there.]

Punk - and Star Wars - were 'The New Wave', as opposed to the old British Wave of The Beatles.

It is kind of funny now, looking back on it, how punk wasn't exactly at odds with the Beatles Wave, it was more in tandem with it. And that's a bit creepy really, seeing as how I've read in The Daily Bell how the cultural revolution of the 1960's was a manufactured thing from the Power Elite. ...But I digress.

Suddenly, in the 1980's, hair got shorter.
Clothes got ripped. Especially blue jeans :) Girls went with it.
Slang language got changed, in a pre-dude kind of way.
Since then, the culture seems to have gotten sick since then, as if they perverted punk, which is an odd thing to say.

Insert a photo here - x - of a chick covered with bad tattoos while wearing a half-shirt with her belly rolls hanging,... THAT, is a perversion of punk, imho.
Add a dash of cluelessness about the world, and how things are, and you have instant sheeple.

It's shameful, even from a punk perspective, imho.

ANyway, in the 19080's, it seemed like a Vegemite sandwich was on everyones mind from time to time, even if they were hard core disco (if there was such a thing?) and even for those who remained true to hard core rock and roll.
Both groups seemed to be ok with punks though.
Only the jocks and the establishment know-it-alls half the time had a problem with them.
I found that strange, yet cool, at the same time.
Odd, that.

Anyway, I wonder, is there a Japanese equvilent to this:?

The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson

http://blog.independent.org/2013/11/24/the-pilgrims-real-thanksgiving-lesson/

- Call me, once-punk, always-punk-RothbardianamericanHelot

Kotobuki said...

Hardly. You are, apparently, too young to remember them, but "Laugh-In," George Carlin, "Firesign Theater" and, a bit later, Richard Pryor changed the appearance, presentation and "tone" of comedy. Though still funny, comedians from the early '60s like Bob Newhart and Bill Cosby, seemed quaint and old-fashioned.

mike in tokyo rogers said...

Kotobuki, Thanks. I think you missed the title of the article. It doesn't say "Punk changed comedy." I'm talking about society and fashion.... PS: I'm old enough to remember when Elvis Presley was skinny. Most of us who are 57 years old do. PPS: Richard Pyror was not a sixties comedian. I bought his early records. I was in high school when he was most famous (1974 or so).... I don't ever remember seeing Pryor on stage or TV in the 70s in a Tee-shirt... Carlin either.... Not until after the Ramones was that fashionable.