Punks Are People Too

Couldn’t resist passing along this gem. Maybe the monoculture had more to offer than we like to remember? I’m blown away by how graceful Patti is in this utterly foreign setting. Why can’t we expect our own self-styled “challenging artists” to be this exuberant and earnest? Especially when we remember that unlike working-class Patti, most of them were raised upper middle and “educated” at top US liberal arts institutions.

And what to say about the cover choice? This is the epitome of irony, in it’s true sense. Not the weak hipster record collector brinksmanship we’d see it as today. — CL