Punk Rock didn’t make sense to me in the 80’s. The bands that the skaters listened to sounded like just a bunch of angry people. Black Flag, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Suicidal Tendencies… it just sounded to me like a bunch of people yelling.
What can I say? I liked hippie music.
Anyway, one night in 1992, I was told “seriously, just listen to this one” and I said “okay, fine” and they played me a punk rock cover of a Byrds song. Yes, you know the one. Hüsker Dü.
Something broke in my brain. I didn’t merely hear the people yelling this time. Through the medium of the cover with which I was familiar, I heard them mean it.
So… what are you listening to?