Watch “I’m Not A Punk” on YouTube by The Descendants

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=6B1-VFlJDCE&feature=share

As the 80s rolled through, at about midway I turned 17, becoming more defiant and loud about my disfunction, I had been kicked out of my high school permanently, which forced me to transfer to a alternative high school in another, nearby town. I found some friends, not to hard, considering the new school had a population of 4 times the school I had just been terminated from. I found people who were in all sense the same as myself. I have been in the metal scene for a few years, but my new friends didn’t play that corporate noise. Underground music, or Punk, was what they liked. You could not find this type of music from listening to the radio, especially in the area we lived. How you found out about new releases from underground labels, was good old fashion word of mouth. Hanging out with friends in their basements smoking weed, or maybe even tripping on acid, they would pull out a vinyl 45 or 78, sometimes a tape, and say ” check these guys out, my cousin from Texas told me about them…” and then if you liked them then you bought the album and invited friends over to your basement and repeated the process. Till this day I repeat, just on my site instead of the basement.

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