Glenn Danzig of Misfits fame believes that if the punk explosion of the past were to happen today, it would not be well received due to “cancel culture.”
Back in the late ’70s and early ’80s, punk became a powerful form of music in pop culture thanks to bands like The Misfits, but Danzig believes that that same sort of music would in no way fly today.
As reported by Heavy Consequence, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone – while promoting his new film Death Rider in the House of Vampires – the conversation shifted towards the Misfit’s song “Last caress.”
Regarding the song, Danzig said, “It’s just a crazy-ass song — we would do things just to piss people off,” Danzig said of “Last Caress”, which infamously begins with the lines, “I got something to say/ I killed your baby today.”
But then, he goes on to add the following:
“Part of [my songwriting approach was] like, ‘F**k everybody. F**k you, f**k you, f**k you, f**k the world.’ And that was pretty much the attitude. It was just like, ‘F**k your system, f**k all this bullshit.’
It was something else. I don’t think people will ever see anything like it again. There won’t be any new bands coming out like that. Now, they will immediately get canceled.
“People don’t understand, because everything’s so cancel-culture, woke bullshit nowadays, but you could never have the punk explosion nowadays, because of cancel culture and woke bullshit.
You could never have it. It would never have happened. We’re lucky it happened when it did, because it’ll never happen again. You won’t have any of those kinds of bands ever again. Everyone’s so uptight and P.C., it’s just like, ‘OK, whatever.’”
Danzig’s new film, Death Rider in the House of Vampires, is a Spaghetti western that is also a vampire horror. Per the film’s IMDb page, the premise is as follows:
“In the Wild West, the mysterious Death Rider enters a dangerous Vampire Sanctuary where the price of admission is a one female virgin.”
Danzig is the writer and director of the film.
Words by: Michael Pementel