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November 16, 2013 2:39 AM   Subscribe

Brass Tacks, a BBC documentary / studio discussion programme from 1977, looks at the burgeoning phenomena of punk rock. (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (11 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
There are several soundbites in this that I will be sampling for use with my punk surf band next weekend. Thank you!
posted by Dysk at 4:28 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

I understand that very few punk rockers had access to nuclear weapons.
posted by jaduncan at 4:31 AM on November 16, 2013 [2 favorites]

Excellent documentary, thank you!
posted by h00py at 5:01 AM on November 16, 2013

I love literally everything about this, and I desperately want someone to track down everyone at the punk table and find out what they are like today. TIA.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:59 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

"we haven't done what the unions do-"

Don't have time to watch the whole thing just now, but I would love to hear him expand on that. (The Teds were still a thing in 1977? Who knew?)
posted by IndigoJones at 8:55 AM on November 16, 2013

posted by ethnomethodologist at 10:57 AM on November 16, 2013

Worth watching just to see John Peel's contribution.
posted by night_train at 11:07 AM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

Say what you will about the tenets of Bolshevism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.
posted by Merzbau at 12:37 PM on November 16, 2013

last night, i saw a ramones t-shirt for sale in j c penney's

the revolution is SO OVER
posted by pyramid termite at 1:42 PM on November 16, 2013

Those talking heads in the studio are amazing. I now understand Monty Python much better than I ever did before.
posted by scalefree at 8:48 AM on November 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

My main moment of WTF was the fact that phoneins were already a thing.
posted by jaduncan at 10:02 AM on November 17, 2013

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