Re: Well, whatever, "Nevermind..."
Originally Posted by wheels
Even though they were the forefathers, they still weren't seen as "marketable" by the machine.
It was okay to use their songs for car commercials (I still remember where I was when I heard "What do I Get?" on a Honda commercial), as long as their faces weren't shown.
When the New Bomb Turks were being wooed by Capital (I think it was), their main sticking points were "You guys are a little too overweight", and "Your name doesn't make sense". They ended up on Epitaph, made three records, two videos, and had a song on some skateboarding video game.
Point is (I guess) is that those guys didn't really know what to do with Punk Rock. They knew people wanted it, but they really didn't know why. Their solution was to re create it, make it all about the Vans Warped Tour and tatoos. They took all of the peripheral garbage and made it the main focus. Made it something boring and consumerist, a different uniform, if you will.
The Ramones never went for that. They had a cooler uniform and cared about cooler stuff.
I really wish we lived in a Ramones kinda world. I don't like this one at all by comparison.
And how in the hell couldn't they have known "Hollywood Knights"? That's a firing offense if you ask me.
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