Following on from similar studies of alternative genres, the Punk & New Wave scene of both the US and UK, from the 1970s onwards, comes under Volume 97’s spotlight. Music fan-turned-independent researcher Nino Teauoneaux reveals endless unsettling links between what is generally thought of as a grass-roots scene powered by youthful working-class angst, and family connections through the genre’s key players into the worlds of politics, academia, aristocracy and military-intelligence.
Social movements like Communism and Cultural Marxism rub shoulders with the world of the dark occult, calling into question the authenticity of this entire scene. We examine one family in particular, the Copelands; father Miles was a career CIA officer, and his three sons each went to work in the music industry, gaining huge control over these newly-emerging genres. We also discuss the massively out-of-proportion ratio of Jews active in the punk scene, a factor always bound to be controversial, but undeniable in fact.