"Punk's not dead, but it deserves to die," snarled Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra in the opening lines of "Chickenshit Conformist," a commentary on the 1980s California punk scene. That decade marked the prime years for most of punk's leading names: 7 Seconds, Minor Threat, Black Flag, Bad Religion, The Adolescents, Youth Brigade — all bands that defined the template for melodic... More >>>