It’s not often that yaogun tunes get covered. Back a few years, we had yaogunners take on Cui Jian – with mostly not-great results. Don’t get me started on rap-metal act CMCB’s butchery of “Nothing to My Name,” but let’s just say I might well be more partial to Michael Learns To Rock’s version. But I stumbled into a cover worth sharing…
In a recent interview with China-music website Pangbianr, Jerry Chan talked about his early days in the Beijing punk scene. The article comes in advance of an event centered around former Beijing punk scenester and author of Insperable: The memoirs of an American and the story of Chinese punk rock, Dave O’Dell.