October 17, 2016
Why Ronald Reagan Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Punk Rock
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what made Reagan so hatable in a way that his predecessor, Jimmy Carter, never was. Chalk it up to the Gipper’s screwing over of the poor, his long history of going after left-wing activists, or just the way his public image (and that of his anti-feminist, anti-drug wife) made him seem like an avatar of a phony American Dream—whatever the cause, it wasn’t long before anti-Reagan anthems became a bona fide subgenre.
Still a hell of an album: