Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:09 by karyn
It kicked off with a scream for change and an antistyle. Punk rock as we know it grows its roots from counter culture protest. Bringing everything that is considered ugly or marginal straight in your face with nothing less than grand shock value, it comes off as raw, persuasive, radical, unconventional and without rules. Heath Cairns, Montreal-based graphic designer and longtime punk appreciator, was telling me earlier this year how "the first wave of American punk and hardcore in the early 80's was a reaction to Ronald Reagan taking power in 1980".