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Legendary curmudgeonly rockist Athens GA music zine Chunklet is still around, and teaming up with Vice magazine to bring you such new Classics of argument-fomentation as The Wheel Of Punk™ (and the Wheel of Punk™ in action). posted by Potomac Avenue (9 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Just as stupid as Motorhead, and almost exactly as unpunk as Lemmy is punk. Lemmy is “General Badass” without a subgenre, but let’s face it, being a General Badass is a pretty punk thing to pull off.

*strokes chin, nods, uncrosses legs and recrosses them the other way, studiously writes cheque that just says OKAY I AGREE in big letters where dollar amounts should be*
posted by Greg Nog at 11:01 AM on September 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


"music zine Chunklet is still around, and teaming up with Vice magazine"

The Worst of Both Worlds™
posted by MikeMc at 11:03 AM on September 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


1. So wait, does Flipper have or not have an artistic agenda?
2. The Doors? The Doors?!
3. Goddamn, look at all those MP3's.
posted by scratch at 11:03 AM on September 11, 2012


They were behind the beautiful recent Olivia Tremor Control vinyl reissues, so I am still hugging them SO HARD.
posted by mintcake! at 11:10 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't this be better as a 4-box? Or is effective data presentation not punk enough?

Come to think of it, would different punk bands have data presentation methodologies? Like Mission of Burma would have something very precise, nuanced, and meticulous, while the Dayglos would use a shitty unformatted MS Office bar graph with bad clip art, because fuck you? Would blast punk only use sparklines?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:48 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure the wheel of government they were inspired by is this Subgenius artifact, or both that and the Wheel of Punk descend from the same ancestor.
posted by zippy at 1:48 PM on September 11, 2012


Wow, reading Chunklettm brand cranky takes me back... was I really this jaded and snarky already 20 years ago? No wonder the Boomers thought Gen X was insufferable, they probably thought they got rid of all that noise when Lester Bangs shuffled off his mortal bathrobe.

On the other hand, great goddess, that's a lot of music I want to spend a long afternoon listening to, and hey, Man or Astroman? are back together and touring, that wheel of punk sounds like just the thing to argue about while drinking a Pete's Wicked Ale in a crummy bar... And what's this cardboard and glitter covered monstrosity hiding behind my record collection, is it nostalgia? Dear God, I think it is. Well, we'll drink a few beers together tonight while listening to some indie split-side singles, but tomorrow I'm putting my serious face back on before I go to work.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 4:34 PM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Plus, Yes had good songs. They were just 20 seconds long and in the middle of 18 minutes of crap.

I’d say that Elvis Costello was a “look at me” songwriter who smartly used a punk-esque sound and some thinly veiled double entendres about dicksucking to trick people into listening to him before slowly ramming his head further and further up his own “I’m a genius” ass.


I'm having a hard time wanting to argue with this guy. He's just too right about everything.
posted by absqua at 7:05 PM on September 11, 2012


Hey, I used to buy Chunklet! They're on the internet now? Is Ben Is Dead on the internet, too? Must check Fact Sheet Five. *googles*

[teenage years combining unfavorably with old person years..]

WOAH. Shellac, Circus Lupus, Man... Or Astroman?, Fugazi....?!?! URGE OVERKILL *DROOLS*

Ooooh, this is the soundtrack of my awkward years!!!!!! Thank you, Potomac Avenue!
posted by Mael Oui at 8:33 PM on September 11, 2012


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