Monday, March 22, 2010

Let 'Em Riot

I have always been a fan of simplicity.

Complexities get in the way. Clutter. Twenty-minute bloated and egotistical solos gave way to a harsh three chord musical assault. The year that the Pistols released "God Save the Queen," four teenagers from Belfast formed the Stiff Little Fingers. With a sound that was raw, incredible, and barely sold. Anyone that bought a copy pretty much started a band.

And yeah, it was in High Fidelity. Yeah, it was Green Day before Green Day was Green Day.

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