The ‘other side’ of the ‘Smash the System’ single – on iTunes etc. on 16 November – this is the first studio recording by ARSE and was filmed at over a dozen locations in Belfast last week (and a bit of the chaps in the studio a month ago).
Petesy has rewritten the Monkees’ classic as a commentary on punk revisionism – people with blogozines who weren’t there and so forth. And yes, the word ‘blogozine’ appears therein!
Here’s what the Petesmeister says on the matter:
‘Punk history belongs to us all. It is a history of individualism and the sense that WE have the power and when WE use that power WE can create a better world. It is not the history of the opportunist or the narcissist, although they do figure in it.
‘It is not the history of the Hollywood-style hero making a stand, changing the world and leaving the meek to bow and scrape in their wake. If you lived it you were as big a part of it as anyone else and don’t be told any different. Our contribution doesn’t seek to attack individuals but it does seek to attack the notion that we » Continue Reading.