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important figures of punk rock.

important figures of punk rock.

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"God Save The Queen"
Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bollocks

how would you describe this if it were the first punk song you ever heard?

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St. Joe, patron saint and punk rock warlord.

St. Joe, patron saint and punk rock warlord.

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so i was at Borders earlier, perusing their sale selection, when i came across the hot pink Clash book. i’ve had my eye on it for quite a while now, but could never bring myself to shell out $45 for a coffee table book (about punk…ironic right?). but one glance at the sale sticker price was enough for me to grab it off the shelf in a heartbeat—it was on sale for $5.99!

so i was at Borders earlier, perusing their sale selection, when i came across the hot pink Clash book. i’ve had my eye on it for quite a while now, but could never bring myself to shell out $45 for a coffee table book (about punk…ironic right?). but one glance at the sale sticker price was enough for me to grab it off the shelf in a heartbeat—it was on sale for $5.99!

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so, uh, Malcolm McLaren died. i wonder what butter promoter Johnny Rotten is going to say…

so, uh, Malcolm McLaren died. i wonder what butter promoter Johnny Rotten is going to say…

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o Canada…punk step dancers and fiddlers, eh?

i admit, i enjoyed that bit.

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"Oi! To the World"
The Vandals

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Santa has the same expression that little children sitting on his lap usually wear. you just can’t tell because of the beard.

Santa has the same expression that little children sitting on his lap usually wear. you just can’t tell because of the beard.

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"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Wizo

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"The First Noel"
Bad Religion

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"Fairytale of New York"
The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
If I Should Fall From Grace With God

you’re a bum you’re a punk
you’re an old slut on junk
lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
you scumbag you maggot
you cheap lousy faggot
happy christmas your arse i pray god it’s our last.

These are not exactly the kind of lyrics normally associated with whipping up festive fun. But then, if the Pogues were going to record a song about Christmas, it was bound to draw on the politically laced, punk-infused brand of Irish folk music that had garnered this edgy, radical, Anglo-Irish band so many critical plaudits since their formation in London in 1982. Forget about sleighbells, snowflakes or roasting chestnuts on an open fire; as written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan, and as sung by MacGowan with Kirsty MacColl, ‘Fairytale Of New York’ features the drunken, dream-based recollections of a man who has boozed his way behind bars for the night, as well as a spat between a pair of alcohol-and-drug-riddled ex-lovers.
OK, so it isn’t a particularly happy or inspiring story. Yet, as set to an infectious, upbeat musical arrangement, the song boasts a uniqueness, a charm and a perverse humour that have helped established it as a bona fide Christmas classic in both the UK and Ireland over the past two decades.
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"Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
Less Than Jake

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"Angels We Have Heard On High"
Relient K

apparently, Relient K is a Christian band, but don’t let that put you off their version of the classic. punk is punk.

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"White Christmas" (live)
Stiff Little Fingers

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"Punk Rock Christmas"
Sex Pistols

it would have been a perfect punk holiday triumvirate if The Clash had put out a Christmas tune as well (in addition to the Ramones and Sex Pistols).

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