'Please kill me'

By D.C. DENISON  |  August 20, 2007

It’s at this point, the part about the blood, that the observer reconsiders the likelihood that punk fashion, true punk fashion, will go mass-market. And random impressions come to mind: the punk in CBGB’s banging the beer can against his head. The T-shirt one saw the previous night that said simply, “Please Kill Me,” Tish’s “religious themes,” Rita Ratt’s “Drop Dead” T-shirt. One knows suddenly, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Snooky and Tish and the punk movement in general have no reason to fear the fashion establishment. Sure, some uptown stores may steal an idea or two – a safety pin, a torn T-shirt, a few chains and so on. But the punk fashion outlook is all the punks’.

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