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zphage
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Re: Very British
Dec 16, 2007, 18:45
Richard Linklater's "Dazed And Confused" is exactly where I grew up.

Guys with long hair and heavy boots were called greasers. Usually they were into muscle cars. These were your Southern rock, Zep, and Floyd fans.

There were also jocks, who were always Springsteen fans.

Drop punk into this and the reaction was usually bad.Violent.
Construction workers rainining debris from above. Being asked to leave supermarkets and dept stores.

Fights in parking lots. Being cornered in the glass vestibule of a Burger King, not being let in or out, smashing through the glass. Police arrive, you escape, police chase, shut down your back lights so they can't read license plates.

All boys school, when Lennon dies, some one puts up a picture with his face crossed out in red. Writing " 1 down, three to go, then the Stones"
Lots of tension.

clash, Pistols, Damned, Jam, etc all seen as pretty alien, threatening.

Television, Patti Smith, Blondie, talking Heads were all pretty acceptible.

Black Flag, Suicide,X, Circle Jerks, Angry Samoans were not.

Zep Heads and Sprinsteen fans were both uncool about punk. Sabbath fans were usually good allies, cause they were usually open to NWOBHM, and La's Metal scene.
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