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Beijing Punks and Skinheads

Beijing Punks and Skinheads
Arts & Culture
Sean Leow
  • 6 october 2008

Vice is traveling in China and has posted a feature on Beijing skinheads and punks.  The story revolves around the band Misandao, which is one of the original punk bands in China and still staying true to the punk ideals.  Below is an excerpt from an interview with Leijun, the lead singer of Misandao:

What do you think about the recent surge in punk and emo bands, some of which were featured in that documentary Beijing Bubble?

Punk began in Beijing around 1999. We are the only real punk band left. All the others sold out to get signed and changed their attitude to do that. We will never do that. We eat the emo kids for breakfast. I don’t like the attitude. You don’t need to cry on stage. You should play powerful music, not be crying over a broken heart.

Also, check out the collection of Beijing punk and skinheads photos from Misandao’s bassist, Mark Oi.

Vice: Beijing – Punks & Skins

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