Via Dangerous Minds:
This spot isn’t a probing exposé on The Damned (nor does it have the
best visual quality, sorry), but the segment actually gives a fairly
astute assessment of punk rock as an exploitable business opportunity.
In addition to giving a decent description of punk’s appeal to
working-class British kids, the piece is genuinely insightful about the
relationships between capitalism, identity, youth, and “authenticity.”
You can actually hear concern in the narrator’s
oh-so-sober-and-respectable tone as he bemoans that “it is now possible
to buy a gold safety pin for up to $100 to go with a hand-ripped
t-shirt, that sells for $16.”
Watch the vid. And be sure to read the entire post.