Punk rock dating
She's also referred to as the Yoko Ono of punk rock because she was dating Joey Ramone for two years before she left him for Johnny.
As Ray Farrell, a punk veteran who once worked at the independent record label SST (run by Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn), told Steven Blush, author of In effect, Yohannan appointed himself as the grand inquisitor of the punk rock thought police, scouring the scene for any signs of deviation from the lefty script. He had the largest 8 x 10 baseball card collection in the country. Everything he bought he could turn around for a profit. Scott sent his questions by mail and the band sent back their answers.But Yohannan thought the interview was too friendly, so he mailed a batch of his own questions, focusing on the "disturbing aspects to these nice guys' philosophies" and "their admittedly nationalistic outlook." Miret, Stigma, and Kabula replied again.Nor was Agnostic Front the only band to run afoul of Yohannan's insistence on ideological purity. He grew up rough in "the slums of New Jersey towns like Passaic and Paterson." From there he found his way to Manhattan, where the loud, fast sounds of bands such as the Stimulators, Reagan Youth, and Even Worse were blaring out of clubs such as Max's Kansas City, A7, and CBGB.
Miret's life changed forever when he saw the Bad Brains play in 1981.
John Joseph, the singer for NYC legends the Cro-Mags, once remembered that "at a Black Flag show I was sent flying across the dance floor by none other than the late John Belushi, who was a huge punk/hardcore fan and was at a lot of the early shows." As Joseph explained in his memoir, , Belushi "was a big dude and when he slammed his way across the dance floor you'd just see bodies going airborne." Miret slammed his way around the scene for a couple of years before joining Agnostic Front in 1983.
"Some people think we were all lowlifes who wanted to kick the shit out of each other.
He outsourced the job to Peter Steele, the leader of the Brooklyn metal act Carnivore, who would later go on to fame as the frontman for goth-rockers Type O Negative. "I was a minority kid whose mom was on welfare and I saw all the time how other people in our neighborhood abused the system," he writes in .
"Public assistance was designed to help people better their lives and move on, not to enable the families that used it. Not unless those terms are drained of all meaning and used to smear any right-of-center point of view.
"A writer for this crappy but influential fanzine, (co-authored with journalist Jon Wiederhorn).