This video has been circulating around the web for a little while now and it never fails to put a smile on my face. Watch a high school aged Ben play The Sex Pistols “God Save The Queen” at a local Washington punk show way back in 1993. According to the description his band was called Oddfellows Local, which is a pretty god-awful name, but hey…he was 17 so I’ll cut him some slack. It’s actually amazing to see how into it the crowd is, moshing pretty intensely (well, as intensely as pre-pubecant boys can mosh). If anything, it should serve as a humble reminder that even the guy who wrote Transatlanticism started out playing Sex Pistols covers to 16-year-olds. Enjoy.