No one in my immediate family listened to music. Like at all. Maybe a few country songs every now and then. But as a kid i got obsessed with Tony Hawk video games. It was something I had never seen before, and it wasn't like i was in constant contact with punks. It woulda destroyed the mythological status they held in my pre-teen mind. These wild people whose lives were a patchwork of crazy stories and doing whatever they felt like. And the music made it for me. It was all upbeat, fast, and simple. Nothing was depressed sounding, even if the song was "I hate my life" by youth brigade. It was all about being goddamn ALIVE.
So here's to irresponsible adults who put old school punk in video games and sell them to kids, even if it goes against mainstream culture! Thanks guys!
I started listening to Green Day and transferred to the Clash and other punk bands:
:) I like the way of thinking, the attitude and everything :)
When I was 11, I found a Circle Jerks "tape" in my brothers collage stuff, It was Wild in the Streets. I played it over and over and over and over in my walkman. It changed me forever. It was soon joined by Black Flag Dammaged and DOA Hardcore81. As I grew older I shifted gears into a more metal place, Slayer, DRI, Anthrax and even a little Megadeth. Then after High School, in my first year of collage, I really got back into it. For me, American Hardcore is the only music. I like bands like X and Misfits, but they just dont have the edge that first got to me from that Jerks tape. Watch the film "American Hardcore", you will see where Im coming from.........