Two Angles on the Country Badass
Circle Jerks - American Heavy Metal Weekend
From Mike Ness:
To The Cramps:
I remember reading a record review for a rockabilly compilation (Which we own, and which is awesome) in which the writer claims it's disingenuous for the compilers to draw a line from 50's rockabilly to punk. He said in effect that punk owed nothin' to no one. Anyway, Johnny Cash came up followed by Hasil Adkins in iTunes just now and reminded me of that obvious music hater's review of a really good compilation. The review seems to have gone down the memory hole.
A Short list:
Sid Vicious covered an Eddie Cochran song, and it was popular.
Elvis Costello covered an an entire person. That was popular too.
The Cramps are a thing which exists
The Misfits, Ramones and Clash are also things which exist.
Jim Heath has a career.
As does Hank III.
GG Allin closes some sort of loop.