Punks In A Disco Bar - Beach Slang

from the album A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings (2016)

Just as the world spins on an axis around a star in the revolving Milky Way, and how that galaxy - like all others - expands from - and circles around - the center of our universe, as a music listener, I sometimes need to reacquaint myself with my musical core to better understand this wild, remarkable journey.

At my core is a two-and-a-half minute song that probably starts with Dee Dee Ramone yelling "1-2-3-4."

When I listen to the song Punks In A Disco Bar, I am taken on a trip back towards the center of my universe.  A place where music is loud, raunchy, and fast but also has a melodic sensibility.  It has rage, angst, and virtue.  It offers promise and possibility.

So, if your core has three chords and an attitude - if you ever thrashed around a room to REM playing Pretty Persuasion or driven to work singing The Replacements' Alex Chilton, or cracked a beer to Add It Up by the Violent Femmes - then you will probably share my near-carnal delight in listening to these fine chaps from Philadelphia.

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  1. Guilty of all of the above- especially the singing to Alex Chilton. Thanks for this song- it gave me a good "core workout".


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