The other day my ladyfriend/main squeeze/new wife needed some jeans so we ended up at the Old Navy, mainly because they seem to be cheaper than most of the other new item retailers. I mean if some child is going to get paid ten cents an hour in Sri Lanka, the least the store can do is pass some of that savings along to me- right? So I'm walking around the (incredibly bright) store and The Clash comes on their in store preprogrammed music system thing followed by Generation X's 100 Punks Rule. My initial (kneejerk lameass why do corporations have to co-opt all the cool stuff) reaction of disgust quickly dissipated once I realized that 1) Neither of these bands were exactly the epitome of what I would call underground in their day, and 2) I could be forced to listen to Hootie and the Blowfish or Dave Matthews instead (although I admit to having a bit of a soft spot for "Crash" and "The Space Between", sue me). However, if Bum Kon comes on in a Gap store I'm leaving. I've got to draw the line somewhere.
Here's a Generation X demo 7" that I think is a bootleg-
Save My Life
Ready Steady Go