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Sonic Youth - 1991: The Year Punk Broke

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Published on Aug 31, 2011

Music video by Sonic Youth performing 1991: The Year Punk Broke. (C) 2011 Geffen Records

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Brian Tortise
ITS JUST FUCKIN LIVE,MAN! 
Dave Markey
@fetmabebis like I need some knucklehead telling me what my involvement in 30 years plus of this music is or is not. I was "Punk" before you were in diapers, son.
OmeletduFromage
take over the town of aspen with. Today i think it remerged as Anon and Lulzsec, and its petered out now but it always comes back, in varying degrees of intensity based on cultural and political circumstances since it itself is a dirrect response to the sociopolitical dyfunction of american/western society, whose levels of fucked-up-ness varies with the times. Punk might be just a sound now, but its spirit lives on somewhere, in some new form, and it alwas will until we unfuck our culture
OmeletduFromage
or it was because today its just a sound, a whole phylogeny of sounds really. i honestly think that there's an inherent force of cultural and political dissent that continually reincarnates in different sectors of society, predominantly around youth. it manifested as the punk scene in the wake of the failed cultural and political experimentation of the 60s and 70s, where it had lived as the culture of acid freaks, what we call hippies, and guys like hunter s thompson and the men he tried to-
OmeletduFromage
the implication you make that the working class ought to rise up without and apart from the middle class is symptomatic of the dysfunctional political attitude of the american collective consciousness. i know it might not seem like it from the suburbs, but the lines between the modern middle and lower classes, especially out in the country where i was from and the city im now in, are extremely blurry and permeable. at its core, punk is an attitude, 
bill noneofyourbuisness
man i used to own this on vhs back in the 90s i wish i still had it it was awesome......i guess it doesnt matter though i dont own a vcr anyway lol
SueTube
It is available on DVD. Less fuzzy and it has extras.
ThoseAmericanGirls
shut up mistar man ur boring LOL omg
fetmabebis
No. Punk died in the early 80's. You can't be both pretentious and a Punk rocker. Now please note; I don't consider myself a punk rocker. My music is way to pretentious and "intellectual", and, even if I do enjoy a lot of punk, I rarely listen to it. But I don't mainly because I'm from a regular middle-class family, just like these kids.Punk takes a whole working class movement to work together against something - just like the mod movement did, but involved the middle-class. This doesn't exist.
lebastar
You know nothing of what punk is.... Listen to the first interview (Mr. Greg Ginn of Black Flag) in this video and learn a little: search "taking punk to the masses interview trailer... Sonic Youth were the immediate heirs of this era and were involved in punk then... What you have to read in youtube these days....
dougthealligator
thurston kinda looks like Bill paxton
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