The Trouble With Being Cool
Glenn Reynolds wrote recently how even some hipsters are not so interested in Green Day's teenage anti-Americanism. He then let us know that they, like, couldn't hold a candle to a TRUE punk like Johnny Ramone, man:
Johnny Ramone crapped bigger than these guys, and everybody knows it.
And this man is an adult!
I'm not sure which is sillier, Green Day's alienated stoner my-parents-are-divorced-and-I'm-angry-about-it nonsense or Glenn Reynolds' "That's not a knife" punk one- upsmanship.
Punk was adolescent and unlistenable in 1977 and it is adolescent and unlistenable now.