parlando playlist #36: m.d.c. - john wayne was a nazi [1982]

Posted on October 19th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

The first album by M.D.C.; I assumed they were called Millions of Dead Cops, but it turned out the band name changed every album, keeping the initials MDC. They were the first or second wave -- I was an eighteen-year-old snotty punk, I didn't give a damn what wave -- of American hardcore punk, hailing from* Austin.

"John Wayne Was a Nazi" is now thirty-one years old. To give that perspective, when it was new, thirty-one years before that rock-n-roll had yet to be discovered.
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*"hailing from" means I've been reading too many band bios.

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4 comments.

wrayb

Comment on October 22nd, 2013.

That year perspective thing. Yes it keeps resonating to me but not sure of the significance. But it is a measure. The immediate post wwii period to the Viet Nam pop 60s was 20 years. 1970 to now, 43 years. What is the significance...

Scraps

Comment on October 22nd, 2013.

To me: I'm old.

Gavin

Comment on October 26th, 2013.

"John Wayne was a fag" -- Repo Man.

I had never actually heard any MDC, although my younger brother claimed he was into them at one point. That's not bad, but I like the opening seconds best. (As with most punk, it sounds nowhere as abrasive now as it must have at the time.)

Scraps

Comment on October 27th, 2013.

Oh, yeah. Early '80s metal, too.

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