1 Tim Price DBA Precio265 1 year ago I'm reading John Doe's book "Under the Big Black Sun" about the birth of LA punk. It is a great read with contributions from a who's-who of the scene and their recollections of it. Anyway, I thought the GDP might like this passage from the author:"Billy, however, demanded that the music kept to his definition of rock ‘n’ roll. He kept us from getting too strung out on “arty shit” as he would call it. He loved The Ramones’ “dumb lyrics” & wished we would write more like that. But as long as he could lay rockabilly riffs over my unconventional chord changes, he was happy. Our general contrary attitude, that rules were meant to be broken, and Billy’s dogged refusal to include anything more than the basics & purity in his definition of what was & wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll made X songs what they became."