An interview with singer Justin Sane
Loud, proud and more Oi than ever. One of the forerunners of early English street punk, The Business have been tooling around for over twenty years.
It’s pretty impossible to do anything new with punk, it’s a matter of doing the same goddamn thing loud, pure, and energetically. That’s what The Briefs do.
The Beautys’ singer, Kathleen, decides on “All Fucked Down” to let us know she’s not the vindictive type, thanks for sharing.
Using every punk-pop/power pop cliché so well, ya can’t help but smile. There’s nothing here you haven’t heard, but it’s all strung together energetically.
Yellowcard, although sentimentally-heavy and eager to dish out sugary breakdowns, take their cues from the real deal: Whippersnapper, No Use For A Name, etc.
Doctor Dream died after releasing “Better Days” and “Kicked in the Teeth Again,” and it knocked the stuffing outta Welt, They regrouped for Brand New Dream.
Propagandhi are the intellectual kings of punk rock. They’re sarcastic, inventive, lively, crazy, and an inspiration to “geeks” all around the world.
From more of an indie rock/power pop background than a punk background, this five-song EP packs the punch of the first time you heard the Goo Goo Dolls.
Snuff’s got the earnest-man-crying-lead-tears kind of singing, backed by the occasional Hammond organ and trumpet. It’s touching but rowdy.
East Bay Chasers are thin-sounding, standard-fare club punk. Not hard’n’gruff enough to be street punk, not sappy’n’melodic enough to be punkpop.
Deviates’ Epitaph debut (after one on Theologian) is tuneful, well-produced, and has all the whoa-whoas you could ask for.
A fist in yer face and ten new tracks to bitchslap punkpoppers to. Tuneful yet gruff, mid-tempo to occasionally fast-paced, without resorting to metal.
UK-influenced punk via Orange County so ya know they soaked up their share of early Cali-core along the way.
More sore throat street punk ‘cept with a better sense of melody than most’n’a heartfelt debt to older, less fashionable “reactionary” rock’n’roll.
Glenn Danzig could croon with balls; Tiger Army, well, they can simply croon… Lyrics tend towards the Gothic and pretentious.
Do they surf in Japan? The Ventures hit the country about a decade and a half after the U.S. Pacific Command and the kids dug ’em lots more, surfers or not.
While now folks have the formula and can mass produce it, back then, it was oddball, irritating, and jarring off-the-wall unrock like nothing anyone had heard.
Greatest Hits captures many of the classics from the first couple records (Dirty Rotten EP and Dealing With It), and probably some of the Crossover shit.
The music hasn’t really changed that much: Fast, pissed off hardcore by tough guys who aren’t interested in trying anything fancy.
22 songs in 50 minutes on this first CD just doesn’t cover it… The “Plus One” is a second CD of the Descendents live.
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