I can't believe I'm saying this....

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Posted by nogoodnik at on January 19, 2004 at 14:10:35:

In Reply to: Which punk bands said that? posted by Tom (POJK) on January 19, 2004 at 14:03:53:

: -- I'm pretty sure it's only the shitty bands who've held any pretence about refusing record contracts. Bands like Green Day and NOFX have always been unashamed about their rise to the main-stream. Anyway, you're talking bollocks about stuff you don't know enough about, Smalls. AGAIN. For shame.

...but I have to agree with Tom on this one. You're forgetting most of the original punk bands (read: from 1977, London, etc.) were signed to major labels (Clash - CBS, Pistols - Virgin). This is largely because there was no real independent scene to speak of. The only way to get your material heard on ANY level was to sign with a conglomerate. It wasn't until the days of SST in the early 80's did bands adopt that stance, if you will.

Personally, I feel Lydon's pose has become tired. I used to find his contemptual nature endearing but now it's just a bad joke....

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