Tons Of Punk Videos Were Yanked Off YouTube: Here's What Happened
Regardless of Ginn's intentions, the tragedy here for punk rock fans is that many of the felled videos contained material that is no longer available on the internet. Non-SST tracks like a 1978 live version of X performing "Nausea" and remixed versions of Man Is The Bastard songs "She Boar" and "Dahmer's Funeral" have been, at least for the time being, lost. You also will no longer be able to find certain SST material, like the Black Flag album My War.
Fortunately for punk fans, some of the rare content that was removed has been re-uploaded, like an early television public access appearance by Die Kreuzen. Meanwhile, affected YouTube video uploaders like Creamy Goodness X have claimed "fair use" and filed appeals. The moral of the story? Don't blame Greg. "There has been some very inaccurate lazy reporting done on this stuff," he says, "with people jumping to ridiculous conclusions instead of investigating the facts correctly."