FAVE 45s: One of our favorite aspects of Punk, specifically those early years, was that the definition was so elastic. Take the late-70s NYC, for example, all those CBGB bands are referred to as punk because that was the scene they were in. Television, Talking Heads, Blondie, The Ramones, and The Dead Boys are all ‘Punk’. Sonically, these bands don’t mesh, yet they’re all punks due to time and place. Same on the West Coast where The Dead Kennedys, X, Black Randy, and The Germs all fall under Punk. In keeping with that elastic definition we have Tuxedomoon, today’s FAVE 45. This record really stretches the definition of Punk, but it fits the bill—music made by outsiders to appeal to outsiders. Were it not for Punk, this record might not be categorizable.