- Music Reviews
- October 26, 2020
Put Down That Weapon (Y&T). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Mike Judge created the straight edge band Judge as a darker, more militant answer to the movement’s detractors. A loner who was able to conquer his stage fright to lead a band, Judge revisits the band in this new documentary.
The net result of plowing through a weighty tome like this is a sense of awe at how a bunch of kids created their own culture whole cloth, like the music industry on a Utopian, communal, microcosmic level.
Scott Adams’ quarrel with this recently released DVD of the legendary Cro-Mags’ CBGBs reunion show is not that the band couldn’t bring the power one last time, but that the camera and sound quality were bootleg quality. That ain’t punk, punk.