Various Artists - Action Time Vision album review
Punk ethos captured on an anarchic collection celebrating the good, the bad and the ugly
Literally anybody could be in a punk band. If you were a punk in 1977 and you weren’t in a band, you simply weren’t trying. All you needed was one mate who could hold down a barre chord and you were off. Bassists, drummers and vocalists could wing it. As soon as the Pistols demystified musicianship, everyone felt free to have a go. Within seconds of holding a bass, it became obvious that mastering its rudiments was going to be significantly easier than learning to swim. Or tying your shoelaces.