OK. First off punk bands are not unhappy. They are fucking ripshit pissed off. They may be incidentally unhappy, but that is not the driving force of punk rock.
I mean go listen to/watch The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. Malcolm McLaren tells you how to make a successful punk band. “Find yourself four kids. Make sure they hate each other. Make sure they can’t play.”
Famous punk songs have titles like “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight” and “City Baby Attacked by Rats” and “California Über Alles.”
Punk bands are called things like GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm), Stiff Little Fingers, and The Butthole Surfers.
Unhappy music is made by goth bands and The Cure and Death Cab for Cutie. I like unhappy music. It’s great. But it is not goddamned fucking punk rock.
I can’t not love the updated “get off my lawn” in the tags.
Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/45392846401.