Thursday, June 14, 2012

More About Punk

Tune in to Vivien Goldman's Radio Show this weekend, after watching Punk Britannia Part Three.
And then read my book The Lost Women of Rock Music to fill in any gaps!
Just been looking at Gina Birch's Raincoats documentary, first draft. It's going to be fabulous!

Episode image for A Punk Tale of Two Cities
Duration: 2 hours
These days, Vivien Goldman teaches about Punk at New York University and they call her The Punk Professor. But back in the times we're speaking about, from about 1976 to 1982, when she was one of approximately two female punk rock journalists in the UK, the whole idea of teaching Punk in a university would have been laughable. Writing for what was then a thriving weekly throng of music papers, Vivien found herself embedded in the Punk community, sharing a flat with Chrissie Hynde, forming the Flying Lizards, being produced by John Lydon. She is an absolute authority on the musical, social & political impact of punk. She has also written extensively on reggae and its relationship with Punk.
As a popular anti-authoritarian mass youth uprising, Punk, was one of the most significant social movements of the late twentieth century, and now kids round the world, from Bahrain to Indonesia to Russia, still naturally turn to the punk genre almost automatically, to express their rage. The yell of our first sort, sharp punk shock is still echoing and at this rate, will never die.

1 comment:

Monty said...

Where happened to the
"Mood Elevators"
I saw them several times at The Moonlight Club!