Sorry, heading out the door and just posting this. Ervin Santana on the mound for the Twins.
From 1979. Punk could be arty too. This is one of my favorite performances. So raw, yet multi-layered. Ian Curtis has these dead eyes which foreshadows his plight. No one has ever matched his dancing at the mic.
From 1977 (I think). Not all punks were snot nosed. The Jam brought some style to the scene, but don't let the clothes fool you, they still brought anger and a driving guitars to their songs. Paul Weller was tough! Reportedly he beat up Sid Vicious cuz he thought the Sex Pistols copied his songs. I'm dropping another song in the comments.
What's your favorite use of a popular song in a movie? The Pixie's In My Head at the end of Fight Club comes to mind and of course Tiny Dancer from Almost Famous is another. Martin Scorsese practically invented the genre in his first movie Mean Streets by using the Stones' Jumping Jack Flash to introduce the Robert DeNiro's character.
Any other good examples? Drop your lists.
From 1977. Of course I needed to include "the only band that matters." Besides being a cool song with a nice guitar part, I picked this one because of the weird set. It looks like was recorded in 1970's rich person's idea of a cool basement. Pretty sure I'm going to throw I'm so Bored with the USA in the comments.
Recorded in 1980 from the movie Decline of Western Civilization. I've seen X three times (once at the old Guthrie!) and they never disappoint. Even at Riot Fest in 2013, they threw down. Consider this a plug for their September 13 show at First Avenue.
From 1976(!) Not sure why these guys weren't any bigger, but this song absolutely rocks. The Damned were contemporaries of the Sex Pistols and this single came out five weeks before Anarchy in the UK. It's a shame they weren't better known, with their first album soon populating the cutout bins of Mankato record shops.
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as one, it's the loneliest number since the number one... (Playing the Twins excepted)
One run, another loss. The Twins, inspired by their hockey cousins across the river, have scored just one run in four of their last seven games, including the last two, resulting in all losses. Clearly the mantra from the other side is “just score two boys, and we’ll be alright.” Given Cleveland’s early pitching woes, yesterday was especially frustrating.
Phil Hughes up against Josh Tomlin today at 7:10p. Even though it’s pretty rainy all day, things look to clear up this evening. Hopefully Twins bats emerge from the cloud as well.
EDIT Try, this version. It should have sound.
Performance from 1977. This song was also in my early punk consciousness. Still one of my favorites.
In honor of Redd Kross playing at the Amsterdam Bar, I'm going to Punk School this week.
We are starting off with The Pretenders, which is the band that got me to stop listening to Foreigner and start listening to The Sex Pistols. When I first heard this song, it grabbed me by the throat and threw my down on the floor. I haven't gotten up since. Sorry about the b&w video, but the version is worth it.