I’ve always considered myself to be a peaceful man, though admittedly a large part of my pacifism is the result of working backwards from the fact that I’m basically a coward. I’d actually be quite happy to lead our generation into a defining conflict against the injustices of the world, it just seems unlikely that I’d get through the experience without being punched in the face, which almost never happens when I stay home making music mixes.
From the Iraq war spilling into Syria, guaranteeing a cycle of violence no less predictable than a setting sun, to the fact that nobody’s been able to explain a meaningful difference between the Eric Garner video and a lynching, these days even the most lily-livered of us might feel a renewed yearning for the sound of shattering glass.
Wire – I Am the Fly
Pixies – Bone Machine
Cornershop – Call All Destroyer
The Waitresses – The Comb
Gang of Four – Natural’s Not In It
Huggy Bear – Her Jazz
The Buzzcocks – Boredom
The Modern Lovers – Someone I Care About
John Cooper Clarke – I Don’t Want to Be Nice
Television Personalities – Part Time Punks
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel
MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
Ramones – Judy Is a Punk
You Let Me Be Honest With You – Live at Missing Link
You Say Party! We Say Die! – Downtown Mayors Goodnight, Alley Kids Rule!
Childbirth – I Only Fucked You As a Joke
Gramme – Telephone Me
Slits – Instant Hit
The Clash – Justice Tonight (UK 12″)
Young Marble Giants – Final Day