2&2: Queers View of Modern Punk
2&2: Where do you see punk music ten years from now? *** Joe Queer: I don't know. More commercialized bulls***, like Good Charlotte. I started this band to get laid, play great music, and travel. I had to learn life's lessons. We never had the safety net today's bands don't need. It was either punk rock or Burger King! I respect bands like Green Day and Screeching Weasel because that was their situation, they could either play punk rock or flip burgers for the rest of their lives, and they went with punk. It used to take balls to be a punk rocker. Now it's just a f**king fashion show. You don't need studs or money or showy mohawks. That's one road I've never gone down before.
2&2: What kind of influence do you suppose the more political punk rock bands, such as Anti-Flag and the Refused, have? *** Joe Queer: Bands like that have the politics of a freshman girl at college. I think it's a shtick to earn money. It's conceited to talk down to an audience and tell them what their opinions should be. Ben Weasel said it best: "Politics are boring." [check out the full interview at the full story link]
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