The Savage Hippie podcast got its first bit of negative press from a certain David Yorkshire – more like David DORKshire if you ask me! – of Mjornir Magazine in his piece, which though talking about Jews in general, used the Savage Hippie podcast – well, me specifically – as a springboard into his greater truths. I’m flattered to be considered such a master manipulator of my co-host Ann Sterzinger and to be put in a class alongside Ezra Levant, but honestly, I wish the criticism came from the left, not from the far right. And, NO, I don’t prescribe to “horse shoe theory.” Strangely David Cole only gets mentioned once in the piece and doesn’t even get tagged at the bottom.
All of that would be fine, but then I read his piece titled “Why Johnny Rotten Can Go Fuck Himself”, in which he claims that John Lydon and punk rock in general “was essentially a perversion of pub rock for middle-class Leftists”, and I got mad.
Ugh, Dorkshire fucking calls the Who, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Captain Beefheart and Slade PUB ROCK. Is he out of his fucking mind? Captain Beefeart – born Don Van Vliet – was a frienemy of Frank Zappa’s and played a mind-boggling mix of free jazz and electric blues, as evidenced in his pair of masterpieces Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby, and he’s fucking AMERICAN, you idiot. Pub Rock was an explicitly British phenomenon, mixing elements of 70s boogie rock and rockabilly. Slade and Alex Harvey were big time glam rockers who didn’t come close to the pubs of the mid-70s, and, if you consider the Who pub rock, please stop talking about rock ‘n’ roll altogether.
Here, Dave Dorkshire, I’ll throw you a bone; the 101ers – who featured a pre-punk Joe Strummer on guitar and vocals – Eddie and the Hot Rods, Ducks Deluxe, Kilburn and the High Roads, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Dr. Feelgood and Bazooka Joe – who featured a pre-punk Adam Ant on bass – are fucking PUB ROCK. A couple of early punk bands like the Stranglers and the Vibrators also began as pub rock, so there’s that.
Also, the Sex Pistols wrote all their own songs, both guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook were more than adequate at their respective instruments and Lydon, Vicious and most other punk rockers wore swastikas to go with the cowboys with touching knobs and hammers and sickles, so blow it out yer arse!
Aaaanyway… David was supposed to show up, but some crisis occurred which we found about later, hence our jokey attitudes. But fuggit; we persevered. Like the retard that I am, I put the climax of the show right in the middle; the climax of course being a story in which Ann describes her horrifying experience in the French city of Marseille at the hands of Muslim invaderrr…. immigrants. The rest of the show is filled with stupid jokes about Moldylocks secretly being the daughter of Marine Le Pen, us bitching about how Baby Boombers pissed away Western civilization and dick jokes involving some of youtube’s hottest “traditionalist” and “nationalist” broads.
For Sounds of Marshabaloosh, we play the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark song “Joan of Arc” as an homage to France’s last hope Marine Le Pen.
Art this time was supplied by friend and fan of the show Ismael A. Schonhorst, and the song at the end is, as expected, “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles.