Following three full-length records released on the label Asthmatic Kitty Records, Double Youth focuses on structure, rhythm and synth — moving away from the ambient experimentation of past works. Watch Helado Negro, joined by singer Xenia Rubinos and a trio of “tinsel dancers,” perform “Are I Here,” live in the Soundcheck studio. For more, visit Soundcheck.org and follow on Twitter at @Soundcheck.
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People have asked me, “What makes a punk?” After we’d retired, I was driving in Los Angeles, and somebody called out to me, “Hey, you’re driving a Cadillac. How’s that? How are you a punk if you’re driving a Cadillac?” I said, “What the fuck are you talking about? I wrote the book on punk. I decide what’s punk. If I’m driving a Cadillac, it’s punk.”
RIP Johnny Ramone(October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), photo by Jim Leddy, March 1976