Tag: punk

Now here’s something we don’t get enough of these days: punk with a touch of the ol’ silly silly. Now, you may choose to take umbrage at my classification of this as silly punk, but with lyrics such as “I got no light, I got no heat, why’s the basement smell like feet?” and “I haven’t cleaned my room for weeks, pizza crumbs are in the sheets”, I’m afraid I must object to your objection. Also, the music video is just uproariously daft. Music wise, it errs on the lighter side of punk, but if you imagine Joan Jett singing about how her place is a dump, then you’re on the right track for this one!

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You know what sucks? Illness. It is just the worst! You know what doesn’t suck? Australian rock from the 80s. Nosiree. Coincidently, that is what I bring to you, my adoring audience, today!

If Bob Dylan ever decided to delve into the waters of shoegazing and punk (and he may have, considering I’m not particularly familiar with his extended back catalogue), then it may have sounded a bit like Died Pretty. At the very least, the lead singer, Brett Myers sounds a bit like a grungy version of Dylan. Music wise, it’s punk-influenced rock with a hint of shoegazing, and as we all know, there is no part of that sentence I don’t agree with. You have done me proud, Australian rock scene in the 80s!

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Time to get some punk all up in yo’ face. Punk has no time for your rules about decency and class! It just punches you in the face and runs off into the night! I can only assume it was why that is we are goddamning the light in this song: punk works best in the dark.

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Britain had a baby! Hooray! As a fellow member of the Commonwealth, I feel it is my civic duty to reign in this momentous occasion with some hot strong, hot strong, good strong, hot warming, but not hotting, good fresh fresh, good fresh British music, courtesy of The Clash. Consider this important musical education my gift to you, as yet unnamed future King of England.

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Garageland by Clash on Grooveshark

Try this at 4am! – Nicola

I wasn’t able to take Nicola’s advice on this one (because, you know, work), but woo nelly. It has that kicking, messy, “underground and I don’t know what time it is” vibe to it, from the great days of early British punk. Sadly, the group dissolved after the suicide of lead singer, Ian Curtis; the remainder of the band went on to form New Order.

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If I’m honest, I’d say that I checked this band out because of their album art. And since I am honest, I’ll say just that! I mean, look at it: it is either the most raddest car stunt ever, or Back to the Future has finally become reality. That, or Photoshop but it’s still pretty awesome.

Luckily, the music is equally arresting. It’s a kind of Brit-punkish, hard-spanking ball of indie rock, the kind of music that’d actually go quite well if you happened to be in that car at that particular moment. Probably not a situation most will get into, but at least you have music for it should it ever happen.

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It’s Valentine’s day: awww! What’s that? You forgot to get your sweetie a token item to express the complex feeling of love in a simple way? Have no fear, either/or is here with the perfect gift. Here’s the scenario: you’re lying together on a rug, looking at the stars. Headphones are shared between the two of you, connected into your MP3 player of choice. You scroll to Gogol Bordello and put on 60 Revolutions and BAM! Love is assured, and Valentine’s day is saved!

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60 Revolutions by Gogol Bordello on Grooveshark

I’m told we don’t post enough punk on either/or. Being as how I’m somewhat taken by what Hugh posted yesterday, switching to punk might be a bit harsh. To that, I must respond in a most punkish way: shut the hell up! Punk waits for no folk music, dammit. Moovalya hail from Phoenix, Arizona and features everything you could possibly want in a punk tune: it’s fast and insane, and also is comprised of a lot of yelling, so you really can’t go wrong!

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After a week of awesome Beatles tunes, what is the perfect thing to follow it up with? Hardcore Australian punk, of course! This tune keeps it simple: fast, messy, crunchy and a heck of a lot of fun. Also, the album is called CIAO-A-BUNGA!, so I really don’t know why you’re not immediately buying it.

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I remember having a big ‘ol crush on the singer for Go Betty Go years ago, which is weird because I don’t see the appeal anymore. Anyway, then she quit the band and their replacement singer was just terrible. Luckily for me, they didn’t release any albums with their new singer so my memories of them can remain pure! They got back together recently, and I hope they make some new albums now that they have their good singer back. In the meantime, enjoy this awesome song from their 2005 debut, Nothing Is More. It’s a delightful pop/punk song with a frickin’ accordion. Have I mentioned recently how much I love accordions? No? I LOVE ACCORDIONS.

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The Pirate Song by Go Betty Go on Grooveshark