superbeanThe anthem every ‘Old Age Punk’ has been waiting for…. ‘Fuck Youth’  by Superbean

Back in 1976/77 …the birth of Punk Rock….

“We’re just bored teenagers”  Sang the Adverts.

“Youth, Youth, Youth” Chanted Generation X, “Never wanna be an adult…”

The Outcasts wrote about kids dismissed as’ Just Another Teenage Rebel

And the school-age Eater only had contempt for their elders; “Two grown adults and you’ve got no brains...”

Punk Rock was all about being young and bored and angry. Young in particular.

But ‘the kids’ who turned 18 in 1976, the Summer of Hate, Year Zero, reach the grand old age of 60 in 2018. Real Punks – the originals are officially OLD BASTARDS.  The second generation aren’t far behind. Even the Class of 1982 – if they reached 12 when they first heard  Discharge or the Exploited are 48 this year. How Time fuckin’ flies!  The music of our teenage years will soon be rattling the walls at Old Folks Homes….. and so, here is their/our new anthem. The band Superbean are no spring chickens themselves (they’re definitely over 35 by the look of it) but they have written a brilliant anthem for the Old Age Punks still alive and kicking against the pricks.

Here it is….  and as the band say:

In the old days, punk rock was about the kids, the “wild youth” in the streets. Now that all the punks are old, it’s the kids that are the problem, so we say….  Fuck Youth!

Hopefully they’ll send me the album it’s taken from and I can tell you how if it’s all as good as this!  Rumours that the planned b-side to a vinyl edition is called ‘I Hope I Don’t Die Til I’m Really Really Old’ are completely fabricated (by me).

Brilliant video – great song – still funny after repeated plays and … Fuck Youth! … as catchy as flu.

Buy the song or the album from here

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All words Ged Babey – aged 53- and credit where its due – I first saw this video on the Facebook timeline of my old pen-pal Dick Scum – former singer with the godlike racket-makers Armitage Shanks – a band on whom Superbean seem to have modeled themselves sartorially if not musically. 





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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


  1. I’m 53, saw The Ramones for the 1st time in 1980, and had the Ramones Logo tattooed on my arm on Tuesday. Fuck Youth who wear Primark Ramones t Shirts I say :)

  2. I’ll be 55 this year, but I’ll never stop being fascinated by the musical journeys of young people. Give me a teenage band searching for their sound, throwing together disparate influences in unexpected and especially contemptuous ways over some tired old bastard going through the motions any day.

  3. So many good new ‘young’ Punk bands coming thru & keeping the scene fresh. At 50 I still get the same buzz when discovering great new Punk bands on the live circuit. I have high hopes for Southampton’s Bitter Self Exploitment – Superbean couldn’t even lace their Converse trainers (IMO)!!


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