Children's Crusade
  • Richard Dalloway
    January 26, 2010

    Beatniks don’t like Black Flag, do they?

  • robotslave
    January 26, 2010

    A thought experiment:

    Imagine it is 1986. You are a young person with an interest in music, sitting in your bedroom flipping through a magazine. You start to read an article, in which you encounter a cultural observation based on a knowing distinction between Perry Como and Frankie Laine, who were iconic artists 33 years ago.

    Do you finish reading the article?

  • Geoff
    January 26, 2010

    Black Flag are part of the contemporary canon, though. Big-band poppers haven’t been part of anyone’s canon since Elvis.

  • Olly
    January 26, 2010


  • rocketbride
    January 26, 2010

    i’ve never been a fan of the rollins band, but i would listen to that man speak anywhere. in fact, his tour 6 ish year ago was the first time i needed babysitting for my infant. now i can’t think of henry without the colloary that i need to get home and nurse.

  • Mad Jack McMad
    January 26, 2010

    Have you ever heard “Clocked In” performed on piccolo? Magnificent!

  • Jacob
    January 26, 2010

    robotslave: The analogy would make more sense if it were Barry Manilow instead of Henry Rollins.

  • Jacob
    January 26, 2010

    Er, “that” analogy.

  • Rembrand
    January 26, 2010

    This one made me laugh out loud. I just saw Rollins perform 2 days ago! He’s still at it with as much vigor and energy as the decades before. Rock on, vampire dude!

  • Craig!
    January 26, 2010

    I don’t get it…

  • Jacob
    January 26, 2010

    Disaffected youth following their pied piper.

    Also, Undead Hipster detests the music, and wants to punch the guy (think of how much you may possibly hate My Chemical Romance), but then he remembers that he followed his own pied piper (Henry Rollins) when he was young.

  • Jacob Adam
    January 26, 2010

    @rocketbride, that is so hot.

  • Esn
    January 26, 2010

    I don’t get it either.

  • isaac
    January 26, 2010

    a -serious- roll

  • Marianne
    January 26, 2010

    It’s nice to have someone to relate to.

  • Nny
    January 26, 2010

    i like Party In The USA by Miley Cyrus. i tried to fight it, even laugh at or criticize my cousins for liking various pop songs but heck, its catchy. why not listen to somethin i just enjoy? and if i can, why shouldnt i let them? theyre just like me when i was their age.

  • Chris Kuan
    January 27, 2010

    Thanks for reminding me, rocketbride.

    Henry Rollins is touring Australia again soon.

  • John K
    January 27, 2010

    steve Jobs did this to me today with the ipad…

  • Dorothy
    January 28, 2010

    I wouldn’t be against drawing a Perry-Como-centric cartoon.

  • eric
    January 28, 2010

    I have that shirt…and then I saw Leftover Crack play and STZA changed it to say “Crack Flag”

  • splene
    January 30, 2010

    I love this (and so many other C+G) but you left off Hank’s tattoos.

  • DonJaime
    April 15, 2010

    I like these comics but I prefer the ones where I don’t need an obscure American history lesson first.

  • Abdullah the Gut Slasher
    June 11, 2010

    And the moral of the story is… modern kids never listen to classic music and flute, they listen to rap, rock and techno while smoking pot and drinking beer!

  • 1SpacyHammond
    February 16, 2011

    @DonJaime (a year later) I don’t know why you need obscure American history — I never heard of any of these bands and the story made sense to me. Unless the Pied Piper is more American than i thought?

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