I certainly felt old when I saw this story today. I was a sophomore in high school when the Pistols launched their infamous tour of North America. In those days, your choices were Punk or Disco. My friends and I (almost of all of whom were musicians) chose Punk.
Since the Pistols came and burnt out quickly, a lot of my attention was focused on the likes of the Clash, the Ramones, Elvis Costello and Devo. I am proud to say, that my 4 nephews ages 6-12 all enjoy
Blitzkrieg Bop as much as I did back in the day.
Of course, hearing Devo's
Freedom of Choice in a Miller Beer commercial sealed the deal.
It's amazing to think how mainstream Punk became. As they say in Texas,