Haha, I wonder what Albini would have turned into if he heard the Partridge Family; an ardent pundit on mainstream teeny bopper music!
Only on KLYAM would we wish ourselves a Happy Birthday! Arrogant? Perhaps. Deserving? Definitely. Pretentious? Probably.
Rock and Roll Immortality! Rock and Roll emerged as a way for kids to rebel against their parents and their beliefs. As time went on, Rock died a slow corporate death. In the ashes of this tragedy, the rebellion was revived with Punk Rock. The Ramones, the greatest practicioners of the uprsing, brought Rock and Roll back to the youngsters and pretty soon they had something of their own, something that existed outside of the mainstream. Thus, without the constraint of corporate control, the fun and rebel rousing of the initial Rock boom can live forever through independent music. Thank God for Punk!