Sunday, March 05, 2017

Kansas City Punk Rock Legacy



A nice old school note about local history from Kansas City citizen media:

Went to check out the Godfather Of Punk Jonathan Richman at the Record Bar last night.

"Kansas City had an unspoken effort in the late 70s and 80s to ban Punk Rock music as a means to protect the women and children from this "commie menace." We now fast forward 40 years and see the world has kept turning. Kansas City has a rich history of Heavy Metal acts to replace punk rock and help spawn bands like Metallica by selling out one of their first auditorium gigs here.

"We can always count on the Kansas City crowd to be drunk and obnoxious with their rants, screams and pick up lines. But it could be worse, we could be pole dancing on the clock across the street!"
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8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Richman still doing that Cabin Boy thing I see.

Anonymous said...

I think twenty years earlier Elvis Presley dressed with the stripes under the jacket in jail house rock and clam bake.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Elvis invented the Rock Video. Warhol was doing avantgarde films we with music in the late sixties but Velvet underground started the movement of DIY songwriting.

Anonymous said...

The post modern thing to do is reinvent yourself after every album like Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus After a half dozen albums you people see through the authenticity of the act And if it's performance art or just the hype machine. After 25 years Richman wrote one his most famous songs, "I was dancing in a Lesbian Bar".

Anonymous said...

I think the point 930 pm was making is , the movers and shakers of Kansas City wanted to flex their muscle 40 years ago and fight the Perceived threat of modern cultural trends like New Wave Punk Rock by taping into the energy of Branson Missouri and keep that awe shucks corn pone Kansas City Of BBQ and beer Type veneer that helped destroy the raely modern Jazz that made Kansas City one again a relic of the op as. This prejudice opened the door for film producers like Mel Brooks to produce classic films like Blazing Saddles or Vicky Lawrence and Carol Burnett to produce the syndicated TV Show. Momma's Family based on an old prejudice woman from Ray Town Missouri. Leaving Kansas city no longer Known for its musical traditions but for comedians like Wiggins who is now the spokesman for Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Anonymous said...

What about that proto cuck, Skip Go Forth from KY 102 radio, who DJ'd for decades, as if the Romantic Period of popular music, never existed? What a piece of shit?

Anonymous said...

But the Kaufman's, Block's and Kemper s support the arts?

Anonymous said...

Don't even go there.