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Short Intermission: Professional Punks

Absolutely hilarious!
Hard to tell which is better – the folks depicted or the commentary. Damn, I miss the Punx!

23 Comments

  1. HA HA HA HA please stop it my stomach hurts LOL :D!! This made my day. But hell I miss the punx. Now you have to pay to watch them in the zoo.

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    Posted on 30-Sep-07 at 05:09 | Permalink
  2. The funny thing is that they still exist here in London! There’s scores of ‘business punks’ on Oxford Street and in Camden Town. The funny thing being that you will never see any of them at gigs…

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    Posted on 30-Sep-07 at 10:24 | Permalink
  3. Admin

    Seems like a trip to London would be something worthwhile to do then!
    But you can’t blame them for not going to gigs: They’re hard working Punks, saving every penny for a better future of their dogs and kids!

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    Posted on 30-Sep-07 at 10:43 | Permalink
  4. mrpoopy

    A “Where Are They Now In 2007” follow-up to this video would be pretty interesting. There are still people like this in the US–it never really went away, only now they call it “spanging” (spare-changing). Some of those kids have real problems while others are just brats from nice families out fucking around.

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    Posted on 30-Sep-07 at 12:42 | Permalink
  5. Nic Bullen

    On an anally-obsessive point, the film features members of the Hackney Hell Crew who were some of the original ‘Crusties’ in Britain…
    They had bands like Eat Shit, Sons of Bad Breath and Blower (and some of them played in The Apostles for the ‘naughty’ 4th EP)…
    Quite a few of them are dead now…

    But – absolutely hilarious…

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 07:41 | Permalink
  6. Admin

    Thanks Nic for the additional info!
    H0ow would you feel about an interview for this blog? I think I interviewed you in 86 already, ifyou remember.

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 08:20 | Permalink
  7. Nic Bullen

    Yes, that sounds like fun. Drop me an email (I imagine you can see the address next to the post?)

    I do remember, yes: 21 years – crumbs…

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 08:49 | Permalink
  8. Eddie

    Are these recent punx or ’84 punx? I couldn’t decipher.

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 11:43 | Permalink
  9. Eddie

    If these are ’82-’84 punx then I feel nostralgic but if they’re recent then I don’t give a shit!

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 11:44 | Permalink
  10. Eddie

    Are you dissing the Asexuals? They’re a good band!

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 11:45 | Permalink
  11. Admin

    This is from 84 or 83, Eddie.

    Didn’t get what you meant about dissing the ASEXUALS. Are you drunk, Eddie?

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 11:56 | Permalink
  12. LOL- this is so classic! I wonder how much money the punx demanded of the news crew to film them! They probably tried pretty hard given the fact that they harassed every picture takers on the street. Er, the nice leather jackets all of them had on are not cheap- where’d the money for those come from? We probably don’t want to know. What the hell is that song they played in the background a few times? “I’m A Punk” (?)It’s one of those punk parody songs from the late 70’s and is on the tip of my tongue… Punk parody is almost a whole subgenre to itself, that would make for a good posting on my blog. Kinda cool to see them doing a singalong to Chaos UK’s “Victimized” with only a bass in the background. The funniest part of this clip that made me laugh out loud was their “house rule” of no glue upstairs. Them are strict rules! “Huff that shit downstairs- we have to keep order in this squat!! Oi!” Kinda sad to know that some of these folks are now dead, though…

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    Posted on 01-Oct-07 at 16:10 | Permalink
  13. More often than not, folks create their OWN “no future”…it’s up to the individual to make their fate. None of those kids “had” to die.

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    Posted on 02-Oct-07 at 14:13 | Permalink
  14. This video was hilarious. I linked it over at my site.

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    Posted on 05-Oct-07 at 09:01 | Permalink
  15. Tom

    I’ll assume glue-sniffing Cyril is one of the deceased.

    Despite that sobering note, funny stuff!

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    Posted on 08-Oct-07 at 14:12 | Permalink
  16. LOL! I used some samples of that vid for a song of my new “band”..

    the jackets….. sam, one part of the ROCKAWAY BEACH-Record Store in Berne told me, that he’s often seeing some of the young punks in the streets of berne now, that buy expensive EXPLOITED-Pullovers at his shop, the next day on the streets again, asking everybody for money…

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    Posted on 13-Oct-07 at 04:23 | Permalink
  17. Lee

    I hate street punks.

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    Posted on 15-Oct-07 at 20:05 | Permalink
  18. fugu

    Up the business punx!

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    Posted on 19-Jul-08 at 03:10 | Permalink
  19. Funny, but pathetically sad at the same time. What is the average life expectancy of a glue sniffer? Maybe I’m no better.

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    Posted on 13-Nov-08 at 17:55 | Permalink
  20. The Chemist

    This is killing me! I recorded the audio and it will go directly to The Doom Corporation on 91.9FM in Santa Barbara, CA. You can stream it live on fridays at high Noon-2 on http://www.kcsb.org

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    Posted on 08-Mar-09 at 12:32 | Permalink
  21. Brian C.

    Last time I was in England (summer 2002) I DIDN’T SEE ONE PUNK. I searched for three days: King’s Road, Ladbroke Grove, Hampstead . . . where are they hiding? Or have they all grown up and bred chavs? The closest I came was a goth girl with a fuzzy black purse.

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    Posted on 08-May-09 at 12:55 | Permalink
  22. Tufnell Park Militia

    Actually, as I remember it, most of the Hackney Hell Crew were too wasted on cider and speed etc. to be together enough to be in a band…in facy quite a few of them are now dead (one stabbed to death at a party in Lowestoft) and none of them are in this film! The big guy in the opening sequence was xalled Martin and was a nasty piece of work, a Nazi punk we all tried to avoid, plus he dealt rip-off weights of hash…. We still have punks over here, but most of them are either Japs or Italians, tucked away in short life squatos…Try the Big Red in Hollooway, Islington if you are of an anthropological bent….

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    Posted on 21-Feb-10 at 13:47 | Permalink
  23. slyme68

    Nah, these aren’t Hell Crew. Go to Kill your Pet Puppy and search for Sons of Bad Breath to hear the Hell Crew in action.

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    Posted on 15-Dec-10 at 17:12 | Permalink

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