[TAG] Like, it's so totally Val
jimregan at o2.ie
Sat Feb 11 22:00:58 MSK 2006
Mike Orr wrote:
> On 2/11/06, Thomas Adam <thomas at edulinux.homeunix.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 04:36:00PM +0000, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
>>> I miss those simpler times, when MTV played music, and everything was
>>> on one channel, so you were exposed to different genres instead of
>>> just whatever's in favour with 14 year old girls today. (Queens of the
> My friend is a writer for Time, which owns People. He says People is
> by far the best selling magazine in the industry. I couldn't believe
> it, who reads People? But it's all those women in check-out lines
> picking it up.
Don't forget doctors' and dentists' waiting rooms!
>>>  Though probably not anything Mike would consider to be punk, apart
>>> from the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. Maybe :)
>> Pati Smith.
> Haha. I have a soft spot for the early "non-punk" punk bands like
> Blondie. But for later punk, it's gotta be like early 80s oi/punk or
> I'm not interested. Innovation is fine -- psychobilly is cool, and
> I'd like to hear more punk/surf (Agent Orange). Just keep the same
> tempo and stacatto. And my adversion to metal influences in punk
I like the hardcore stuff... punk, but faster, and with musical ability.
But, as I've said before, that stuff didn't come from having metal
influences; if anything, the reverse was the case.
> I've actually been going back to my New Wave roots. Missing Persons,
> Bowie, Duran Duran, the Police -- all monstrosities I've re-acquired
> recently. My own personal 'fuck you' to the record industry (see SWF
> thread) and the output of most current bands. Plus a little bit of
> "real men do listen to new wave (and eat quiche)" rebellion.
Eep. My roots are bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden, so
there's not much digging for me to do. Though I have managed to track
down some obscure Irish bands recently: Scheer were the most recent :)
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