WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER?
Do sweet punk memories linger in through the haze of the '80s? Check out galleries of Clark Brown's photos of the Atlanta punk scene and Paul Cornwell's collection of Metroplex posters as well as posters from the 688 club, Chad Radford's column on where punk is now, and a variety of Atlanta punk links and punk resources. Tell us about your punk experiences here.
By Scott Henry
In the early 1980s, the music world was beating a path to Athens, where bands such as the B-52's, REM and Pylon were helping redefine underground pop. Although Atlanta produced no break-through acts like those during this same period, it was home to a rich assortment of local sounds and a tightly knit community of local bands and music fans.
Nowhere was that sense of community stronger than in the city's active punk scene, which centered around two of Atlanta's most celebrated music venues, 688 and the Metroplex. The two clubs offered an asylum for a generation of awkward, alienated teenagers wearing black eyeliner and studded collars who came to escape the drab reality of their suburban lives.
"The message of the music was, 'We don't care what people think about us,' and that appealed to us," recalls Jill Griffin, who haunted the clubs during the '80s.
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?