Jeff K wrote:the mad elf wrote:The great bands always seem to defy genre while the second string get lumped. Garage+music press = punk. LA/west coast served up X, The minutemen and few others. I may be too old for hardcore but you could do no wrong looking at these 2 bands.
John's already given X a go and he didn't like them. I don't know if he's heard the Minutemen but knowing him, he won't like them either.
He should check out Cleveland's punk scene instead. More his style.
I was thinking the same thing the other day. Pere Ubu and Rocket from the Tombs might go over better.