Jeffrey Lewis on the Complete History of Punk [Video]
We stumbled upon this video just the other day. Alright, it’s a little late in the game, as it was initially released three years ago. But it’s no less intriguing…or amusing. Antifolk hero Jeffrey Lewis, an East Village native and frequent Sidewalk Cafe performer, is seen powering through the “complete history of punk rock and its development on the Lower East Side between 1950 and 1975.”
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Clocking in at over eight minutes, his narrative is a song in itself, boasting noticeable rhyme schemes. Pretty incredible stuff.