All the Art History References in Punk Legend David Johanson’s New Anti-Trump Music Video

David Johansen in “Sinking Ship” (2020). David Johansen, frontman of the legendary proto-punk band New York Dolls, released a music video on Thursday with some very pointed words for viewers. “Captain this ship is sinking,” he sings, “Shall we abandon ship? Or shall we sit on it, and perish slow?” The video is a cover of Winston Edward Peters’s 1968 song “Sinking Ship,” though Johansen reworked the lyrics into a protest song that decries white supremacy, immigration policy, and President Trump, who’s described in the opening line as “unhinged.”

The video was directed by Johansen’s daughter Leah Hennessey, who, in […]


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