Usually these are punk rockers
who aren't truly nazis
but vaguely hold racist
"The fascists are the only true anarchists
," a phrase coined by Benito Mussolini
seems to describe the Nazi punk attitude toward bourgeoise
A group that would have been gassed in Auschwitz
, refusing to obey orders and/or wearing BDSM fetish
, Siouxie Sioux
, Johnny Rotten
, Richard Hell
, Iggy Pop
, the Adolescents
, Black Flag
, Darby Crash
and most early punks latched onto the Nazi Punk image in the late '70s.
, the swastika
was borrowed from Iggy and the Stooges
, the Outlaws Motorcycle Club
and the Hell's Angels
and then updated and modified into an easily consumable teenage trend by fashion designers Vivian Westwood
and Malcolm McLauren
in their London boutique called "Sex"
, the Nazi Punk fad
was driven underground
, because the big record companies were no longer interested in signing punk rock bands and were totally focused on New Wave
. Without the mainstream media
paying attention punks started concentrating less on image and more on substance.
Most of the Nazi Punks were uneducated
and not nearly as bigoted
and extreme as their Nazi fetish
In the '70s, Darby and Sid were into heavy leather and swastikas on their clothes. Although they were cross-dressing, they could also be considered Nazi Punks.
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off" - Dead Kennedys song that became a hit in 1981, because of all the trendy, rich kids in the O.C. pretending to be Nazis & leathermen from London's East End.