Punkining

Let’s get this out of the way: The trailer for “CBGB” – about NYC’s legendary punk rock club – looks like just about the “least punk” thing you can picture, even moreso than the decidedly un-punk initial notion of doing a glossy Hollywood “triumph over adversity” version of this particular story. But it doesn’t look precisely “bad.” The downside of the punk movement’s own gleeful embrace of mainstream music journalism’s refusal to pay it’s artists any mind was that the era didn’t really get the shot to inject it’s own mythology into the popular culture the way 60s rockers, disco composers or even the 80s metal scene guys have; so maybe stuff like this is at least something.


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