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@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Many of the first wave of punks wore swastikas for shock value. And then actual neo-Nazis started creeping into the scene. You could find swastika accessories and Skrewdriver t-shirts in shops selling punk records and merch all throughout the 80s/90s. punk77.co.uk/groups/punkswa…
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), Captain Sensible (The Damned)
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Sid Vicious, Siouxsie Sioux
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Proto-punk band Electric Eels from Ohio who called themselves "art terrorists" were one of the first to use Nazi imagery (swastikas, White Power t-shirts) and lyrics from American Nazi Party propaganda ("Pull the triggers on the ni**ers" - 'Spinach Blasters') in the early 70's.
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 John Morton of the Electric Eels in a 2014 VICE interview: "I greatly admire Charlie Manson’s forehead swastika tattoo." "we would not have removed our Nazi regalia if the record producer made a big stink about her parents being in Dachau or something."
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 At a 1974 show in Los Angeles, Iggy Pop hurled "racial epithets at a black spectator, hoping to goad the man into stabbing him with the steak knife he'd brought onstage" rollingstone.com/music/music-li…
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Ron Asheton, the guitarist for Iggy Pop/Stooges collected Nazi memorabilia and often wore Nazi SS uniforms onstage: "I was mostly into Nazi stuff. I took German class and did Hitler speeches. I'd wear SS pins to school, draw swastikas all over my books."
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 By the early 70's, Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren's boutiques in the UK were catering to Nazi regalia fetish. By 1973, they began to supply stage wear for the New York Dolls (McLaren went on to be manager). Johnny Thunders wears a swastika in a 1973 New York Dolls band photo
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 By 1974, Arturo Vega, the art director of The Ramones, was covering the Ramones Loft on East 2nd St in New York with dayglow swastikas. Vega apparently viewed swastikas as 'fascist detectors', i.e. anyone who had a strong positive or negative reaction to a swastika was a fascist.
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 In the US fanzine, Punk, which is often credited as having given the movement it's name, an interview with Dee Dee Ramone revealed that he liked "comic books and anything with swastikas on it" punkrocker.org.uk/punkscene/swas…
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) in front of Arturo Vega's dayglow swastikas at The Ramones Loft on East 2nd Street, NYC. 1986.
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Influenced by Nazi fetish films, the 'Bromley Contingent', fans of the Sex Pistols & McLaren/Westwood's boutique shop, which included Siouxsie Sioux and Billy Idol, were "glammed up decadence attempting to recreate the sleazy blurred sexual times of the Germany in the 30's"
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Siouxsie Sioux who wore swastikas on stage, when National Front membership was rising: "PC-ness is so fucking fascist." "They don't realise how Nazi they are about taking offence to mentioning the word Nazi." The original lyric in 'Love In A Void': "Too many Jews for my liking"
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten with Sex Pistols members Paul Cook and Steve Jones, doing the Nazi salute
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Much of the tendency of proto-punk bands like the Electric Eels and the first wave of punk bands who just couldn't help sporting Nazi regalia could perhaps be best described in today's terms as being "edgelords" who hide behind the plausible deniability of ironic memes and jokes.
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 Many early punks did become fascists, joining the National Front and the growing neo-Nazi skinhead scene, branching into post-punk/industrial/neo-folk/noise scenes with the likes of Death In June, Current 93, Boyd Rice (NON), turning to Satanic Nazism and following Charles Manson
@T4RIG @TheVengeant @AnarchoBro96 @threadreaderapp John Lyndon now goes around wearing a Make America Great Again t-shirt and supports Trump: “What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist and that's completely not true.”
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