Category Archives: punk

“Read a Damn Book – 047: Cured”

I became a Cure fan back in high school, right about the time the band recorded a rerelease video for their song “Boys Don’t Cry” to promote their Standing on a Beach (1986) hits collection. By my sophomore year of … Continue reading

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“Authentic Single-Cell Punk” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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“REVIEW: The Young Ones”

In 1986, I discovered a weird, British show that was playing on Sunday nights on MTV. It was about a group of college students who shared a house together, although they seemed to hate each other, and the bizarre and … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 027: Swag – Rock Posters of the ‘90s”

Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I actually came of age in the swampy breeding grounds of Grunge, although I was never really a fan of that STYLE of music, (it seemed more like metal than punk to … Continue reading

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“The PUNK School of Art” by Richard F. Yates

I’m definitely from the Punk School of Art, in the sense that I think everyone should make stuff regardless of talent or technical expertise or access to fancy art production tools. If you like art and enjoy making stuff, the … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 023: Please Kill Me – The Uncensored Oral History of Punk”

I was pretty late to the PUNK party, and in fact I’d never even heard the Sex Pistol’s Never Mind the Bollocks until I was a junior in high school (somewhere around 1988.) I was a skateboarder back then, mostly … Continue reading

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“Historical Conflict” noticed by Richard F. Yates

When Warhol’s Factory set hit the West Coast and encountered the psychedelic hippie crowd back in the 1960s, it didn’t go well. According to Mary Woronov, one of the stars of Warhol’s CHELSEA GIRLS, the differences between the two cultures … Continue reading

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