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Offline MH

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1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:44:21 am »
http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/east-german-secret-polices-illustrated-guide-for-identifying-youth-subcultures.html

Hooooh boy.  This one is weird.  The East German security establishment had this made up so they could track decadent youth.

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Re: 1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 06:45:07 am »
Poppers = 'completely uninterested in politics' :D

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Re: 1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08:05 pm »
Pootey - rockin' his Stasi ID (as a KGB officer stationed in East Germany):


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Re: 1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 12:12:04 pm »
Klüb Trümp Dresden

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Re: 1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 10:59:20 pm »
Anyone see Atomic Blonde? There were some breakdancers in the beginning the Stasi whacked because they were "degenerate".
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Re: 1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2021, 08:58:31 am »
America's contemporary version of this lunacy is...

THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

It's a marketing 'nothing'.  Such an institution represents the forces that try to control culture.  It should be eliminated. 

Steve Miller's experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC7WphNT22s
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Re: 1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2021, 12:13:41 pm »
America's contemporary version of this lunacy is...

THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

It's a marketing 'nothing'.  Such an institution represents the forces that try to control culture.  It should be eliminated. 

Steve Miller's experience:

I agree, it's about the least rock-and-roll thing you could imagine.  Having these gatekeepers to some corporate elite thingy is totally meaningless. 

I visited once.  The only point of the HOF is to walk through the museum, which is amazing.  It should just be a museum, and be renamed the "Rock and Roll Museum".  No silly inductions.  Music and art awards in general are a bit of a joke.
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Re: 1985 East German Secret Police Rock Culture
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2021, 12:51:04 pm »
Ok.  Why is it amazing though ?

Apparently lots of folks snub them: The Sex Pistols, Jerry Garcia, Thom Yorke, Axl Rose, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, David Bowie...

All are amazing in their time and all snubbed it in one form or another.


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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2021, 03:50:35 pm »
Ok.  Why is it amazing though ?

The museum?  The huge collection of old outfits and gear etc from rockers.
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