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The Pukes: Will I Learn?Will I Learn? (2013)
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Contributed by: MrShanklyMrShankly
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If I were your psychologist and we were going through a "word association" exercise there are a few images you would possibly associate with the word "ukulele." Your mind would perhaps envision a middle aged man wearing a Hawaiian shirt playing a shitty song like "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" at a tr.
If I were your psychologist and we were going through a "word association" exercise there are a few images you would possibly associate with the word "ukulele." Your mind would perhaps envision a middle aged man wearing a Hawaiian shirt playing a shitty song like "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" at a tropical themed party. Or perhaps you would think of a dreadlocked teenager from "Any Midwest Suburb,USA" playing a strung out version of a Bob Marley song on YouTube. Believe me, there are plenty of them out there. The point is there are countless cliche images associated with the Ukulele but the truth is the ukulele and punk rock have many things in common. For starters, ukes are cheap and you don't have to be a fucking great musician to play one. Also you can play a uke as fast as you want and it sounds half way decent. I actually saw a pretty awesome street performer doing Ramones covers on the uke outside my favorite bar. If that's not DIY I don't know what is. So if I said the word "Ukulele" and the first thought to come to your mind was 20 ladies from London doing Cocksparrer covers I would say you have just named "The Pukes."
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