Art of Punk videos

I am overjoyed about the new video series, "The Art of Punk," from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The project comes from Bryan Ray Turcotte, author of the fantastic art book Fucked Up + Photocopied and Bo Bushnell (Teenage Teardrop, Kill Your Idols). The first episode is about the icongraphy of Black Flag. Future episodes dig into BB pal Winston Smith's Dead Kennedys artwork and Dave King's Crass logo, which he wrote about earlier this year for Boing Boing. (LA Weekly)


  1. Thanks for sharing this, David.  Such great characters… Loved the intensity (and the laughs) this video generated as it went along.

    And, it really did change things in our culture that’s affected us politically, technologically and more.  It’s hard to quantify for a lot of people, but on the other hand it’s something others do feel rippling through the ongoing zeitgeist hidden from the very masses who are affected by it.

    It’s interesting to see people around my age who mocked me as a teenager for being into this music who’re now putting on their Facebook that they were into the music back then.  

    But hey, I guess it is retroactively “breaking the rules”, sort of… I guess… now that it’s “safe”, relatively accepted and worked over. Heh.

    And, yes, I burned my lips on the pizza because I ate it before it was cool.

    1. I imagine some of them really were into it and just didn’t have the courage of their convictions in the face of peer pressure.
      Which is, I guess, even more tragic.

  2. I don’t need to see more of Henry Rollins talking, I’ve seen plenty of that over the years.

    That’s funny, that’s just what I was thinking of your inane post here.

    they talk up Pettibon’s art, but show very little of it except in quick, short glimpses.

    You can stare at it for extended periods of time here if you’d like…


  3. Fantastic video, better than I expected. Rollins cracks me up, dude is always so entertaining. No one could have told that story at the end better than him.

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