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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Punk Rock Found in a Box of Nuggets!

I learned something new with every item I uncover.  This card was in a pile of images from 50-100 years ago.  
This is a 1977 (approximately) promo card for Canadian punk rock group "The Diodes." It is a classic pose from the punk era and the closer I look the more I see.  Notice the random pieces of tape used as a fashion accessory - functional and non-functional.  Different from most bands, these guys actually started their own club in Toronto called "Crash and Burn." The first punk rock club. 

In 2011, the band was voted "Best Toronto Band Ever" in a pole by the Toronto Star, beating out RUSH. They released 3 albums and their song "Tired of Waking up Tired" reached #23 in a list of top Canadian songs in 2010. You can read more about them here, and here

And here they are performing at The Peppermint Lounge in NY (1981):

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