With all the good rocknroll threads popping up on the forums recently, I figured a few people must be into (or were at one time) punk rock. So, I included my personal top5's for the genre for the 70's and 80's and hoped a few of you would want to join in the fun. And please, no arguing about what is and isn't punk rock. We can leave that for a later discussion.
70's 1. I Believe by The Buzzcocks 2. Spinal Remains by The Misfits 3. Remote Control by The Clash 4. Teenage Lobotomy by The Ramones 5. Holidays in the Sun by The Sex Pistols
80's 1. Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen (many argue this is more pop than punk and I couldn't care less) 2. Hope by The Descendents 3. So What by The Anti-Nowhere League 4. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch by The Dead Kennedys 5. John Wayne Was A Nazi by MDC
I gave it a listen. It was a nice novelty but didnt quite blow me away. Vocalist seemed a little stiff. Maybe I'm a bit fussy. I remember seeing the Bouncing Souls at some show in Scranton back '93 or '94. I had no idea who they were at the time and there were maybe ten bands playing, but I remember feeling sorry for them because they werent as well received as the local bands that had played earlier.
But getting back to Hybrid Moments, here is a version I do really like. Yes, I know it sounds like nothing more than a better-produced version of the original but that's how I roll. And I have a history of REALLY not liking Green Day, but I think they do this song great.
Wow, didn't know GD did a cover! I'm pretty surprised, the song did turn out quite nice. I dug GD in their younger years, but their newer stuff sort of lost me... you know they're releasing three (yes three) albums next? All like, a month apart. Oh goodness.
Three albumns at once . . . sounds sort of JayZish. I never really gave Green Day a chance because I was in college when they became big. Couldnt deal with all the kids who had never heard punk rock before just going crazy over it. Also at the time I was really into bands like Ween and They Might Be Giants and I just felt that GD was really just half-stepping the whole nerd persona.
This just occured to me. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of me seeing Public Image Ltd and Big Audio Dynamite at the Ritz in New York. Not exactly punk rock, but it was a real thrill to see Mick Jones and Johnny Rotten in person.