This is also a line
in the Dead Kennedys
song "Chickenshit Conformist
." It's meant to criticize
the fashion punks
in the mid-80s
hardcore scene around the SF bay
area. They would come to shows
, beat people up, and be a general disturbance
. They held none of the beliefs that real punk
s held sacred
at the time.
On top of that, they would give people shit because they didn't have a 3-foot mohawk or weren't wearing ripped leather.
"Harder core than thou for a year or two,
Then it's time to get a real job.
Others stay home, it's no fun to go out
Where the gigs are wrecked by gangs and thugs."
That Jello Biafra was quite a lyricist.