There is a deep and abiding love between punk rock and dogs. Some might say it’s because of the shared sense of rebellion, or the fact that both are considered underdogs in their respective worlds. But whatever the reason, one thing is for sure: punk rock and dogs just go together. In this article, we will explore the history of punk rock and dogs, as well as some of the best examples of this unlikely pairing. So put on your favorite punk rock album and get ready to learn about some amazing dogs!
Punk rock and dogs have been linked together since the early days of punk. In 1976, the Ramones released their self-titled debut album, which featured a photo of lead singer Joey Ramone with his pet dog on the cover. This image was iconic, and it helped to solidify the connection between punk rock and dogs in the minds of the public. Since then, punk rockers have been known for their love of dogs, and many famous punk bands have had canine members.
The most famous example of a punk rock dog is probably Spud from the UK band The Libertines. Spud was the band’s unofficial mascot, and he even had his own stage costume and set of lyrics. He was a constant presence at the band’s live shows, and he even appeared on their second album, ‘Up the Bracket.’
While not all punk rockers are dog people, there is no doubt that dogs have played an important role in the history of punk rock. From early pioneers like Joey Ramone to modern-day icons like Spud, punk rock and dogs will always be connected. So next time you’re blasting your favorite punk album and enjoying some food with your furry friend, take a moment to appreciate this unlikely but perfect pairing. Who knows, maybe you’ll even start a punk rock band of your own with your dog as the lead singer!
Do you have a favorite punk rock and dog story? We would love to hear it in the comments! And if you’re looking for more canine, take a moment to think about the furry friends who have helped make punk what it is today.
Gary Battle plays as a lead guitarist in the band that he formed with his friends. They had performed in a lot of gigs including some festivals. They also write some of their own songs and record it at his home studio.