Video: Descendents – “Without Love”
From Hypercaffium Spazzinate, out now on Epitaph.
I don’t know about you, but I am super happy the Descendents are back in action. Saw them last year at Riot Fest and they were awesome.
The lyrics of this one seem a little hippy dippy at first (“Another day goes by / We can’t live like this anymore / Can’t live without love”) until you realize that Milo’s singing about struggling with some serious mental situations (“Lock every door around us in self defense / We conceal this”). But of course nobody’s forcing you to listen too closely. Feel free to just jump around and bounce into stuff! That’s what I (want to) do when I listen to the Descendents.
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I was never a punk. In high school I was a trendy little femme who liked the Smiths and sixties music. Duckie was my fashion icon. The only punk rock I listened to was the Dead Milkmen.
The king of the punks at my school was a senior named Alex who came to class one morning with perfectly spiked hair. Multiple four-inch spikes of Ziggy-red hair held up with egg whites or Elmer’s or some other gravity defying concoction. While he was walking down the hall some big dumb jock took a donut and placed it on one of those epic spikes.
Alex left the donut on his head for the rest of the day.
To me, that epitomizes punk rock. You make a personal statement that goes against the grain, you get hassled for it, but ultimately you subvert that mockery by reclaiming it and making it your own.
I didn’t see any donuts at Riot Fest this year but there was no shortage of that same punk rock attitude.
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