Anarchy in the USA
Anarchy in the USA
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 1 comment

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Love it or loathe it, but ever since the Sex Pistols gobbed their way into the pop scene in 1976 with Anarchy in the UK, it’s hard not to be fascinated by the punk rock look. And that was exactly the case in downtown Seattle recently where it appeared someone had opened up a can of late 1970s – and a can of aged, late 1970s at that.

 

He may have been sans the spiky Mohawk, but there was plenty of body piercing, safety pins – the badge of honour for any punk – studded belt, collar and accompanying arm bands to go with the habitual torn leather jacket festooned with badges, anarchistic or otherwise. Sid Vicious may be long dead, but who says punk rock is?

 

And for those wondering what it’s like being a veteran punk rocker, you should check out the documentary The Other F Word, a profile of middle-aged fathers – Men who never expected to live long enough to start families – who fronted the biggest punk bands to hit the world, and how they adapted from going from bad boys to the challenges of fatherhood. No problems there then with having a supply of safety pins for changing the diapers.

 

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