Although I really don’t believe anyone is ever “just kidding,” here’s Gavin McInnes remembering The Forgotten Rebels, the big punk band from my old hometown:
He was making fun of hosers but most people missed out on the satire. I saw the Forgotten Rebels a few times and remember Mickey wearing a “Bomb Iraq” shirt during the Gulf War.
The way I took the song was, “What about this way of thinking that some people have?”
Sometimes I wish they would bomb the boats. Sometimes I don’t.
The beauty of pre-PC punk was it didn’t really worry about any of that. It just threw it out there.
Sid Vicious wore a swastika for the same reason bikers did: to be a jerk.
I like jerks.