Punk Rock Week: Quincy

I picked up Destroy All Movies a couple months ago based on strong online reviews, and have been flipping through it nearly every day since. It's a true labor of love, exhaustive and well-written.

A term that keeps coming up is "Quincy Punks", originally coined to describe the outrageous characters that didn't exist outside of Hollywood film and television studios. Not, at least, until impressionable children (like myself) saw these TV shows and started imitating them. Now "Quincy Punks" is synonymous with "poseurs", thrown around to describe naive suburban kids who dress up and go to all-ages venues in the city to act tough.

My favorite is the dude with Little Orphan Annie hair and King Diamond facepaint. Haw!

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