Hip Online caught up with Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One and asked if he thought there was a lack of depth amongst the new crop of bands. “What has happened is that the new generation of bands has maintained the wrong element of the bands they want to emulate,” he said. “The punk rock bands that are around today haven’t maintained the great element of what punk rock was about which was the meaning behind it. They have the sound right, but they aren’t saying sh**. If you put a lyric sheet from Good Charlotte or Simple Plan and put that next to a Backstreet Boy’s lyrics sheet you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. They sing about their girlfriends, its bullsh**. The Sex Pistols and the Clash sang about ideas and politics, now it’s just about being Southern California goofballs.” Check out the entire interview here.
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