The Friday Mixtape: 8/13/10 — Punk Edition!

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape


Sometimes you just need to clear the cobwebs out of the air ducts, you know? Arriving in the 1970’s the punk rock movement was a direct reaction to the disco revolution, the soft rock coma and the prog rock, twenty minute, ode to the three-eyed dragon. By marrying the aggression of the times to the cornerstones of rock ‘n roll efficiency, three chords mostly, chorus-envy and in & out in under four minutes, punk has more in common with the ’50s and ’60s. In fact, in several interviews before his death, Joey Ramone admitted whole-heartedly that was where his true passion was. Not that it was ever doubted: do you remember rock and roll?