Saturday, October 09, 2010

No more heroes

Amazing to realize that this already 33 years ago. 1977 - the year punk rock changed music history forever. The scandal-prone Sex Pistols are generally seen as the trail blazers, but their compatriots the Stranglers were the band with real musical content. The title song from their second album, No more heroes, is the best punk song of all time, and made the UK top ten, only to be fully ignored by the American audience in favour of inferior home-grown bands like the Ramones (IMHO of course). The typical punk aggression is set off against a very melodic song, with great keyboards.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)