Sonny Bono, inventor of punk rock

Sonny Bono, punk rock icon

Did Sonny Bono invent punk rock?

"I Got You, Babe" and "The Beat Goes On" are at root the most primitive songs of the era--just as neanderthal as "Wild Thing" or "Gloria" or "Louie Louie". The latter song is a three note bass lick--even Suicide wasn't that minimal (usually).

And these were enormous hits.  

And he was high on dope when he skied into a tree and died. (And it's said he was murdered and the official story is a lie, a la Nancy Spungen) Top that, Johnny Thunders!


The Bono Copyright Act is not very punk rock.

Posted by Hafez Assad on Jun. 02, 2013 @ 10:26 am
Posted by JohnnyW on Jun. 02, 2013 @ 10:39 am

The Witch vs I Got You, Babe?

Lee Hazlewood did that sound better than Bono and that nut case Spector.

Posted by matlock on Jun. 02, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

Needles and pins-ah doesn't modulate to the 2, it goes to the 3. Inspired genius.

Posted by Jawknee Owe Aitch on Jun. 02, 2013 @ 2:32 pm
Posted by lillipublicans on Jun. 02, 2013 @ 8:25 pm