Teenage Punk Rockers
This site explores the punk culture as it was in 1977 England. We were teenage punk rockers that wrote a fanzine and formed a garage band.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Bombsite Fanzine 1977; The Worst
The greatest thing about the Worst was, they represented perfectly the lives of thousands of unemployed British kids. They embodied the spirit of youthful rebellion and served as a symbol of resolve to break away from generations of traditional bureaucracy. As their authentic performances inspired others to get out and do something. During that Summer, hundreds of bands formed in different parts of the country that looked and sounded just like the Worst. Collectively, we only needed a few to represent the punk legacy. These lad's were part of the answer, designed and developed from punk generation street DNA. They appeared ambivalent about their image on and off the stage. The projected message was not to tell us all to support the downtrodden, [ref Billy Brag and Paul Weller]. The message was let's create a new future of entrepreneurs and self starters. This was a band playing live with Woolworth's equipment, ad libbing their set whilst supporting The Buzzcock's. Imagine that today. The Worst also presented a serious value for the cause. This discipline and obedience worked to mature their punk image of morality and freedom ....... The Worst released no records, and that is how it needed to be. They represent the legacy of many, the punks that served in the trenches. Bands that did not go vinyl but stayed true to their core. The fanzine writers that did not write a book and sell out to a publisher. The designers that made their own clothing and did not compromise their styles. To take away the spontaneity would dilute the do-it-yourself vision of 1977.
Below; Early Buzzcock's Manchester Classic