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Are the Ramones, or Is the Ramone?

Lisa Jane Persky, New York Rocker, September 1976

PUNK IS A word described in many dictionaries as that which is used to light fireworks; and in this case it is. Eager to pin a title on the now emerging bands of CBGB-Max's fame, many journalists/critics eagerly, erroneously, entitle the whole of it 'PUNK ROCK'. This word punk, as well as the description above, indicates inexperienced or callow youth and lends itself to passive homosexuality, whores and Chinese incense.

Total word count of piece: 1996


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