Music History 101: A Typical Punk Show In The 80s

Ah 80’s punk, what a special thing.  The music was loud, in your face, and gave you a bloody nose.  I’ve grown up with concerts being a two-hour event of staring at the band with your arms folded waiting for the band to play your favorite song as you modestly bob your head to the beat (but you dare not actually dance to the music – you don’t want to be THAT guy who actually gets into the music).  Hopefully you can pick up my sarcasm, for most shows I’ve been to lack an exciting atmosphere.  At an 80’s punk show you’re literally fighting for your life as you attack everyone around you to the music.

Here is the Circle Jerks (nice name right?) playing five songs in five minutes.  Try not to hurt yourself.

Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He's responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He's also on Twitter @BradyWGerber

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