Ed Driscoll

Punk Rock: You're Doing It Wrong

Type 45 Destroyer launched.Royal Navy destroyer Defender is launched at the BVT Surface Fleet shipyard in Glasgow. Picture date: Wednesday October 21, 2009. The new Type 45 fleet will include a total of six anti-air warfare destroyers. The Defender is the fifth boat to be made for the fleet. See PA Story: DEFENCE Destroyer. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire URN:7948302

“This early-90s ad for a CD compilation called Punk has all your favorite Punk tunes and more! It’s like stepping into CBGB’s in mid-1979 just in time to catch the Thompson Twins launch into a heroin-fueled rage and drop their instruments right in the middle of their generational punk anthem ‘Hold Me Now.'”

And nothing says punk like puffed-out ’80s-era hair metal shag cuts.

Via Kathy Shaidle, who writes, “This is right up there with, if you were a teenager in 1965, and your mother knew you loved The Beatles, so she baked you a special birthday cake… shaped like a beetle.”