Originally Posted by Robert Arthur
The PUNk thing is a joke and a myth. It never really happened anywhere in the uS I have been. It seems to have only "made it" in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine or a couple of clubs in LA or NY. I never saw a Sex Pistols concert T anywhere I have been in the Us. In those days it was about Ozzy, Priest, Maiden, etc.. But can bad playing have staying power? no.
Punk's genesis was primarily The Stooges, an American hard rock failed institution who's spirit was salvaged as usual by the British thanx to a single Stooges show in London, attended by soon to be starters of the movement called punk which eventually migrated back to the US and capitalized in the form of the infamous Sex Pistols tour. CBGB's took up the gauntlet for the style and the rest was history. Some myth, eh?