an introduction to the punk note ideations of john yates

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I WAS NOT A FAN OF PUNK ROCK in the 1970s and ’80s. I ad­mired the po­lit­ical as­pect of the punk move­ment in the UK and the anybody-can-be-in-a-band spirit, but I didn’t con­nect with most of the music. (I still don’t care for most of it but have loos­ened up a bit with age.) I also didn’t care for the art­work that adorned the sleeves and jackets of punk records, al­though I did ad­mire the anybody-can-be-an-artist spirit. READ MORE