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prologue

how to
start a fire

History matters.

It matters because it shows you the practical limits of what's possible. Maybe there are no limits.

Let's say it's the mid-1970s. The hippie rock rebellion has fizzled out or been co-opted by corporate power. Rock music is now too profitable to be dangerous. Disco and glam reign supreme. You're young, angry and poor. Your society is stupefyingly boring at best, or irreparably broken at worst. Everything is wrong, everywhere, and you're powerless to change it.

What's your move? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of your life with a resigned frown?

Maybe.

Or maybe you do something about it.

strummer
badbrains

1976

days of rage

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.
 

Fuck no!

You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.

  • Bad Religion - The Grey Race
  • Black Flag - Damaged
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • The Misfits - Something Or Other
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1977

the
decline of western civilization

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

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1978

savage garden

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History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown?

Fuck no!

You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown?

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NYC

the beginning

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible.

JohnnyRamones1976
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History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? 

Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

 

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1979

hectic

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.

Fuck no!

You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.

  • Bad Religion - The Grey Race
  • Black Flag - Damaged
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • The Misfits - Something Or Other
Jello-Biagra-1981
Jello-Biafra-Dead-Kennedys-1981

1980

kids of the black hole

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

strummer
badbrains
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london calling

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown?

dcscene
album-art

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? 

Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

 

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1981

death grips

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.

 
Fuck no!

You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.

  • Bad Religion - The Grey Race
  • Black Flag - Damaged
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • The Misfits - Something Or Other
JohnnyRamones1976
DebbieHarry-CBGBs-late1970s
Ramones_CBGBS_1974
London punks, 1982

1982

california uber alles

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

Jello-Biagra-1981
Jello-Biafra-Dead-Kennedys-1981

1983

death grips

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.


Fuck no!

You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.

  • Bad Religion - The Grey Race
  • Black Flag - Damaged
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • The Misfits - Something Or Other
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SOCAL

PUNK

california uber alles

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown?

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History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? 

Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

 

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1984

rudy can't fail

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.


Fuck no!

You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Something Dial House.

  • Bad Religion - The Grey Race
  • Black Flag - Damaged
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • The Misfits - Something Or Other
Jello-Biagra-1981
Jello-Biafra-Dead-Kennedys-1981

1985

just the
best party

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

History matters. It matters because it shows (PODCAST) us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise!

This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

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The DC

SCENE

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown?

dcscene
album-art

History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? 

Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too. History matters. It matters because it shows us the limits of what's possible. Namely: there are no limits. Say you're young, poor and angry; society is boring at best and irreparably corrupt at worst. What then? Do you shrug your shoulders and slog through the next 40 years of you life with a resigned frown? Fuck no! You grab your friends and start making some noise! This is the story of how a bunch of teenagers started a fire called punk rock, using nothing but endless confidence, frantic energy and a fuck-you attitude. They did it. You can too.

 

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epilogue

kamikaze
genes

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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