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1979… 20 oF ANoTheR KiNd PuNK CoMP eL Pee… Th’ ONe ThaT ‘DiD iT’ fer me…

Posted in audio,mp3,music by ynot on the May 2nd, 2010

20 oF ANoTheR KiNd… 1979 PuNK NeW WaVe CoMPiLaTiON ALbuM

otay… in sum discussions i’ve had /w/ sum pee-poop-les on th’ eff-bee ( facebook )
i’ve already stated that any ‘punk’ that considered himself / herself …
‘part of a scene’… in a loose groop-ing of so-called self identified ‘outsiders’…
was more than likely somebody really ‘looking to belong’…
and that was always th’ prob i had /w/ ‘the scene’…
i tend to be v. wary of ‘cliques’ & i also tend to rather deliberately…
fail anybody’s/everybody’s ‘purity tests’…

i ‘got into’ punk/new wave purty early on mainly cuz i hung around /w/ an older crowd…
after all my peer groop hadta go home & du homework in order to…
better prepare fer “life, etc…”
fer better ( or mostly likely wurst )
i didn’t really have an active parent / ‘cohesive family  unit’…
that was too concern’d /w/ my well-being…
the term then was ‘latch-key kid’…
and i had purty much started taking care of myself in 1973…
when i was 9 yrs old after we had furst moved up t’ ynkrs
fum fish ave in th’ boston post rd gun hill section of th’ boogie down bx…

but i digress…

the one thing that was ‘good’ about my so-called…
‘relationship’ /w/ my mom was this…
i had already heard all th’ classic rock as it was kinda happening…
and in a weird way… since i was literally a ‘kid’…
like only 6yrs old x-mess 1970…
when mi step-dad’s parents had given me a transistor radio…
( it was purty x-pensive prob like $25-30… )
( kinda like giving an ipod to a 6yr old nowadays… )
which i would listen to under th’ cvrs…
waaaay past midnight… i was more ‘interested in’…
th’ top 40 ‘bubblegum’ type pablum of th’ early 7o’s…

so to cut to the chase…
here i was in L8 ’76 riding around on my flat black painted…
schwinn stingray /w/ ashtabula fork & stem…
plus ‘thee latest best fad thing’…
i had bought /w/ my newspaper route dinero… motomags…
that at that point i had to order fum reggie pink…
bmx had started as ‘adjunct’ in backpages…
of motocross action motorcycle magazine…
and i would ride around central pk ave…
mostly btwn central bike mart where i was starting to ‘help out’ / ‘go-fer’…
and later at nite @ the speed shop across from caldors…

and SO being a REaSoNabLy PReCoCiOUs 12yr OLd ‘NY-eR’…
i was ALReady QUiTe AWaRe…
that KiSS was Thee BeST NY band out there then
( OR So i ThouGhT Then & YeS.. )
( CaN & WiLL CoNTiNue to defend… p’haps in L8R PoST… )

and that The Who & Led ZeP were…
The BeST HaRd RaWk bands iN Th’ WeRLd

so here i was hangin around /w/ this OLdeR CRoWd…
and there was one dude that ALWaYs would PLaY…
Th’ RaMoNes on his 8Trak deck in his…
( fum my admittedly hazy memory )
GoLd CaMaRo…
and there’d be like 4-5 of us piled in th’ car…
i’d be in th’ BaCkSEaT ( and th’ ONLy ‘UNdeRaGe’ ONe )
my bike sometimes thrown in th’ TRuNk…
and when “BEaT oN The BRaT” would play…
this ‘dude’ would take out this LiL MiNi-BaT…
that i ONLy found out ( re-remembered ) coupla yrs ago…
when i saw one on e-bay hit like $125 smackers…
was an ACkTUaL RaMoNes ‘PRoMo iTeM’…
and he / they would tap me on th’ head with Th’ BaT…
and i CaN SPeCifiCaLLy ReCaLL this ONe NiGhT…
where we were driving on GRaMaTaN AVe…
listening to ALiSoN STeeLe ‘The NiGhTBiRd’ on WNEW…
and she said… “We’ve been waiting til AFTeR MidNiGhT…
t’ PLaY ThiS ONe… The band that EVeRYONe iS TaLkiNG about…
Th’ SeX PiSToLS… “ANaRChy iN The UK”…
and ALL oF US iN The CaR LiSTeN’d VeRy iNTeNTLy…
then after it was dun… sumone…
( prob the dRiVeR as he was Th’ REaL ‘PuNkeR’ )
said… “iT’s ALRiGhT, but NoT aS Good oR as FaST as The RaMoNes!”

so as i Said B4 i was PuRTy obSeSSiVe about…
LiSTeNiNG t’ Th’ Radio…
and i liked EVeRyThiNG… and YEah… that ALSo iNCLuded…
the dREaded ‘DiSCo’… cuz again…
i grew up in th’ BRoNX hearing AL GReeN, CuRTiS MaYfieLd & Th’ JaCkSoN 5…
ALONG /w/ seeing ALL th’ HiT MoToWN ACTs on Th’ Ed SuLLivaN sho…
Re-RuNs iN SyNdiCaTiON…
so it was hard fer me t’ see distictions / barriers where…
i already didn’t believe / understand why such barriers should exist…
i LiVed ( AS i du NoW ) in ‘iNTeReSTiNG TiMes’…

again i digress…

WNEW & WPiX were Thee NuWaV Radio in Th’ LaTTeR 7T’s…
and i ViVidLy ReCaLL MaNy FRi AFTeRNooNs…
werking @ CeNTRaL bike MaRT…
13-14 yrs OLd 1978 iNTo ’79…
listening to SCoTT MuNi play the NeW iMPoRTs…
of whut became ‘SkiNNy Tie PoWeR PoP’…
NiCk LoWe, ELViS CoSTeLLo and then buying Th’ CLaSh…
‘LoNdoN CaLLiNG’ @ CaLdoRs The DaY iT CaMe OUT…
then going to Mad PLaTTeRs shortly thereafter…
prob like MaRCh 1980 & buying CLaSh T-ShiRT…
and MadNeSS ‘ONe STeP BeYoNd’ 7″…
but iT WaS ThiS CoMP…
ONe oF The VeRy FeW ACkTUaL ‘iMPoRT’ Rekkids…
that i saw that CaLdoRs EVeR GoT…
( L8R in 1980 Dead KeNNedys FuRST aLb… )
( oN FaULTy US PReSS was oFTeN Mis-idenTified as ‘iMPoRT’ )
i iMMediaTeLy LoVed Th’ CVR…
and had heard like 1/2 th’ songs already on WNeW…
so why th’ HeCk NoT BuY iT?
i can PLaY iT @ HoMe & SCReaM ALoNG ETc…
i recommend yu du th’ same…

( APPy-PoLLy-LoGGys on PooR ReS SCaN… )
( AM TRyiNG t’ find SToRaGe DiSks /w/ better ReS… )
( WiLL U/L when i du… )

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