November 29, 2008 2 Comments
Punk rock is the true American art form.
In its purest forms, punk rock is simply a rage of personal freedom and anti-authority that is at the very heart of the American idea. That simple reflex – “fuck you, I don’t have to do what you say” – is what not only founded the nation, but continues to permeate every aspect of American life.
That challenge, that question, that pushback against being told what to do and how to live, it IS the American experience.
Every culture that comes into the melting pot comes here for the same reason: the simple freedom to question.
And no matter what, through even the tightest of home cultures, America – the idea of America – persists and infects.