Jim Trainer

Shrieks of Paradise, Correspondence&Rails#20, Dear Maximum RocknRoll

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2019 at 7:02 am

#LetterDay, send me your address and I’ll write you a letter. #goingforthepost—we’re all mad here.

Going for the Throat

3923 Run of the Oaks Drive #G
Austin, TX 78704

Editors, Maximum RocknRoll
PO Box 460760
San Francisco, CA 94146



Punk rock doesn’t mean anything anymore.  If you were there or part of it, sure-it means allot to you and for the rest of your life.  But this generation doesn’t get it.  And I fear they never will.  They’ll only think of punk rock in Guitar Hero terms, as a fashion or hairstyle.  Kurt Cobain.

11 years ago a band came out of Philly that was the real deal.  Seeing The Bad Vibes play meant you’d get your whole body chopped off in just under 15 minutes.  There might be bottles broke and basses through windows but you welcomed this annihilation.  It was rock and roll.  You had to find a way to get the world off your neck.

2002’s Hate Your Everything was propulsive-fast.  Furious and full…

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  1. Great description of the Philly band and your rant against today’s young people and their views about punk. There is nothing more stunning than realizing that a form of music so vibrant for those who experienced it directly becomes just another part of history for those who come after.

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