I was searching for an image tonight and stumbled across this blog post, featuring a back-bending Iggy Pop. So you think you hate punk rock, 5 bands that will make you change your mind. Hmmmm….interesting. click.
OMG – what the hell just happened? I suddenly found myself feeling like I should be donating to the douchebag jar just for winding up on this blog. The next post was a review of the new 2012 Jaguar. Are you kidding me?! But I couldn’t stop…I clicked through all five bands. And who were they? I bet you’ll never guess…………
5. Radio Birdman (admittedly, I’ve never heard of them. that’s why I kept clicking)
4. The Damned
3. The Ramones
2. The Sex Pistols
1. Do I have to actually say? I’m sure you can figure it out by now…*
Really?! That was so far from life-changing! And where’s the Iggy Pop you promised, dammit!
So, reactions? If you wanted to bring someone into the punk rock fold – what 5 bands would you recommend?
UPDATED: Re-reading this I realize it may sound like I think these bands suck. How can I think these bands suck? Absolutely not. I would say, however, that if someone is going to love punk because they’ve suddenly listened to these bands (again – because, let’s face it, has anyone really never heard ANYTHING by one of these bands…excluding Radio Birdman, of course) then they missed the boat. There are many more bands, with much more diversity, today that I would love to put in front of someone when challenged with “I can’t stand punk”. That’s all.
*In case you’re really scratching your head over this one – it was…..
GASP – The Clash