Hot Metro Finds: Detroit Is The Birthplace Of Punk Rock – Ted Cantu

 

Where Did Punk Rock Come From?  DETROIT 1967
“Detroit, Michigan – Who is more punk – Los Angeles, or New York?  Does it really matter? I am referring to a ridiculous feud that is going on with the L.A. Weekly and the Village Voice about who is more – “Punk”. Or I should say – “Who Was More Punk” because that whole thing has been put to bed around sometime in 1977. Sure we got alternative bands now with punk-ish like influences but it’s not the same thing as the original punk movement.”
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The article goes on to say….
“But Detroit rock and roll in the late 70’s was anything but nice and fuzzy. It was more street, more grunge, loud, and real. There were no happy endings in any of the songs. The MC5, which stands for the Motor City Five, starts out their album with, “Kick Out The Jams Mother F*cker !!!” and it set the tone for where this movement was going. At the same time of Wayne Kramer and the MC5 the British bands were coming  to Detroit to play at the Grande Ballroom. Some of the bands that came turned out to be classic rock giants like Led Zeppelin and The Who. This has to sound like science fiction to some of you because the Grande Ballroom was actually a pretty small place but this really happened. The other interesting thing about the Grande was that it was not right downtown. You couldn’t just park your car downtown and then walk over to it like Saint Andrews Hall.  You had to drive out a bit to get there….”
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HOT METRO FINDS: 30th Anniversary of Van Halen “1984” – Angry Mainstream Media Sounds Off

 

DETROIT:  Who the hell is running the media these days? Where are they hiring these people from and what makes them qualified to report on – anything?  Just recently another angry young “journalist” was informing the masses that Eddie Van Halen was the “Douchiest” (is that even a word…? Hmm) guitarist of all time. This came off a list of some sort that also included the likes of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Rick Nielsen.

Van Halen, “1984” made the Rolling Stone magazine’s top 100 albums of all time. The tour stamped a final signature on what was Van Halen and also signaled the end of the band until 1997 when they reuniuted, (minus bassist Michael Anthony). The tour was pretty tight too. I was there. I caught the show over at the DC Capital Center in Maryland. They rolled through the concert with no hiccups. A year prior Van Halen made a spectacle out of themselves at the US Festival in California. Singer, David Lee Roth was drunk and out of control, swearing loudly, and forgetting his own lyrics throughout the performance. I don’t think anyone knew that this was going to be the absolute last time the band would ever hit the stage together.

After the 1984 tour MTV was plastered with some premium rock videos from the band for the first time ever. “Panama”, “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher” were the standards on the video playlist and they were really well made unlike the videos from the, “Diver Down” album. Van Halen gave us six solid albums that wrote the blueprint of how metal pop music was to be played and inspired 1000’s of bands. How many journalists did the guy over at the Village Voice inspire?

While you on the floor at your momma’s house playing with Teddy Ruxpin, I was out in the real world seeing REAL CULTURE…. and that’s the way I roll today.

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