I'll tell you about punk rock:
Punk rock is a word used by dillitante's
And ah... and ah... heartless manipulators
About music that takes up the energies and the bodies
And the hearts and the souls and the time
And the minds of young men who give what they
Have to it and give everything they have to it and it's a...
It's a term that's based on contempt, it's a term
That's based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism
And everything that's rotten about rock'n'roll.
I don't know johnny rotten but i'm sure...
I'm sure he puts as much blood and sweat
Into what he does as sigmund freud did. you see,
What sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise
Is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself .
And that music is so powerful that it's quite beyond my control
And ah... when i'm in the grips of it i don't feel pleasure
I don't feel pain, either physically or emotionally.
Do you understand what i'm talking about?
Have you ever felt like that?
When you just couldn't feel anything and you didn't want to either.
You know? like that? do you understand what i'm saying sir?
("Punk Rock:" samples a speech made by Iggy Pop during an interview on the CBC, broadcast on 11 March 1977)