The Sex Pistols
I’ll admit I saw 2 of the shows on the ’96 tour,
but when I heard the news that the Pistols were touring
yet again all I could think was “ho hum, I’d
travel to St. Paul to see them but no further”.
OK, this pissed me off to no fucking end. Beki Bondage quit
Vice Squad in 1984, put out some bad goth-disco records
and then formed a Heavy Metal cover band. She vehemently
denied any association with Punk Rock, calling it stupid.
Well, 10 years later when bands like the Business and The
UK Subs came back with stories of touring the US and making
bank Ms. Bondage thinks “Hey, I was part of that,
I think I’ll cash in”. When I saw “Vice
Squad” at the Red Sea all I wanted to do was punk
Beki in the teats and called her a fucking sell-out.
There’s a band fronted by Lee Ving called FEAR who
play songs by an old L.A. band called FEAR. Unfortunately
One member does not a band make.
It seems that the problem all these “bands”
have is they think that the individual members are greater
than the whole, that because they were 1/3 or ¼
or 1/5 of something 20 years ago they can still trod out
the name with a faceless bunch of kids and get away with
there’s always a flip-side. There are A FEW bands
out there kicking it that seem to be doing it for the
genuine pleasure of playing, and not because their minivan
needs transmission work.
Strike, The Quincy Punx, X,
and even The Knack all put on really
good, entertaining and FUN shows. No attitudes, no loans
to pay off, just playing for the sheer fun of rocking
out with people you get along with musicly.