Butcher Billy hat ein paar Post-Punk-Stars meiner Teenagerzeit mit Superhelden gemasht. Hätte ich eigentlich gestern bringen müssen, weil mittwochs bei uns im Club immer Post-Punk & Wave war – Kopf nach unten, drei Schritte vor, drei zurück, ihr wisst schon. (via Wil Wheaton)
What makes a pop culture icon? Would it be the effect of their contribution to a cultural movement? Is it the way they impact the time and the generation they are targeting? Or just how their exposure constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era? As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics – all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices. The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are.