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"The second album was a load of bollocks. Absolute crap! Don't be afraid of saying it, it was rubbish".
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE - 1979.
"The geezer who wants to throw glasses at me, can he come up on the side of the stage here, then chuck 'em.
Then I'll shake him by the hand, or something similar".
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE (TO THE AUDIENCE) - JULY 6TH 1979.
"The Damned were so bad, good-bad. What they did...in the fantastic punk tradition, the Damned were a band that played what I call straight-forward rock. They were the beginning of hard-core in reality. Chris Miller, Rat Scabies, I love him. We did a gig at the Rainbow together after I left the Clash with Richard Sohl from the Patti Smith Band. We did one rehearsal for it - it was Bernard's idea. We went on before the Clash. It was quite funny". ".
KEITH LEVINE (PIL)
Punk Rock was the musical terrorism of the 20th century!!! It was spat out with a wild contempt by the devils children. It took over where derision left off. It ripped us up and ripped things apart. It was offensive to the ignorant public who it scared or revolted in style. It was loud and uncompromising and on the loose! It's vibratons could be felt in the cheapest dives and caverns. It's sickly devotees become the tackiest bunch in a teen mindset. It screamed out songs from the street in 3 minutes flat or less jack knifed by one almighty lone chord ringing in our ears. It was a hard 'n' tough alternative to the candy flossed deceited caccoon of pop. It gloryfyed cheap appeal with a new sound of rebellion. There were no rules for the defiant ones who hung around in places where bordem was rife. And apathy slunk around every street corner. It didn't need permission for anything. It was anti-fashion without no boundaries. It created angry slash n epoxy texts written by disssaffected youths. Punk breathed, it sweated it was alive and it had attitude. It attracted the fast living amongst us without no snotty sullen pimps to control the noise or shut us up for at least 15 minutes!
Peter Don't Care September 2001