PUNK: THE COMPILATION (Which of these tracks is the most UNpunk?)

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(I haven't looked up the full tracklist, but here's what was featured in the commercial)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over 21
Huey Lewis and The News - I Want a New Drug 14
The Escape Club - Wild Wild West 8
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon 5
A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) 3
Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy 3
Quarterflash - Harden My Heart 3
The Human League - Human 2
Men at Work - Who Can It Be Now? 2
Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again 2
Erasure - Chains of Love 2
Devo - Whip It 1
Love and Rockets - So Alive 1
Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now 1
The Tubes - She's a Beauty 1
Toni Basil - Mickey 1
Billy Idol - Eyes Without a Face 1
The Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut 1
Nick Lowe - Cruel to Be Kind 0
INXS - What You Need 0
The Cars - You Might Think 0
The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another 0
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny 0
The Knack - My Sharona 0
The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep 0
Madness - Our House 0


Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

here comes the challops

Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which comedy program did this sketch air on?

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lot of options here tbh (all of them, actually), but I think Quarterflash is maybe the most striking inclusion.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if they considered the cross-marketing possibilities of, say, retitling this comp COUNTRY and airing a commercial on TNN with two hayseeds in a cornfield talking about their love for Huey Lewis and Escape Club.

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I frankly can't get my head around the idea that someone at Warner actually tried to market this as PUNK. I'm not even a holier than thou purist or anything, but I guess "New Wave" was a poison phrase by the early 90s (and even that would've been something of a misnomer).

wkiw the chick in the ad, though.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

at least chipmunk punk had a crass cover didn't they?

Philip Nunez, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voting Erasure for being the most disco of this new wave, disco being the opposite of punk obvs

da croupier, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I do remember, as a kid in the 80s, this pop culture conception of 'punkness' as this frizzy/purple-haired, Cyndi Lauper-y kind of thing

Chris S, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

went with Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over. some of these at least have this kind of jerky rhythm that some people might have associated with punk/new-wave-ness at one point

Chris S, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it was between that and Harden My Heart for me. Went with the latter just for its saxophone hook.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Went with the latter just for its saxophone hook.

It's like the perpendicular universe version of X-Ray Spex.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lol @ 'perpendicular universe' version. That's awesome.

I think that the first Quarterflash LP is one of xhuxk's favorite punk albums.

Songs by Tubes and Greg Kihn effortlessly conjure the type of 80s schlock that new wave tragically gave way to, but obv nobody epitomized sucking in the 80d like Huey Lewis...

albert rotman (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

That this exists further justifies the destruction of the major labels.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually, this may be at least about punk in the way Xgau conceives of Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter:

Although only Shane MacGowan, David Byrne, and Debbie & Iggy have ever been identified professionally with punk, only the Jungle Brothers--whose suave rap, unlike Neneh Cherry's gauche one, ignores Cole Porter altogether--would exist as we know them without it. From U2 to K.D. Lang to Sinead O'Connor, from Tom Waits to Salif Keita to the Neville Brothers, they've all built their market shares in fissures of taste and heightened expectation that punk opened up...

So one way to determine the most unpunk of the above is to determine which of them would have existed without punk. Nick Lowe maybe although one could argue that punk shaped "Cruel To Be Kind" as much as anything here. Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone? I don't know. Was power pop its own self-sustaining/life-giving tributary? Quarterflash seems the best bet. Did xhuxk really call them punk? They seem to epitomize his theory that Fleetwood Mac influenced just as many bands as The Sex Pistols did.

In any event, fascinating commercial. Thanks for posting it, JF!

disco being the opposite of punk obvs

Sarcasm doesn't travels well across the interwebs.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 29 April 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Don't Dream It's Over" for least stylistically punk* vs Huey Lewis for least ideologically punk vs Culture Club as the moment when the biggest wave of nausea hit me during the commercial (ok, this one is an entirely personal reaction)

extra bonus points for picking the Human League's least punk track

* maybe Split Enz is a get-out-of-jail-free card for Crowded House's punk credentials, in which case, Nick Lowe?

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 29 April 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did xhuxk really call them punk?

Nope. I did include their debut in top 10 list that got published in a Spin "alternative" guide once, though.

his theory that Fleetwood Mac influenced just as many bands as The Sex Pistols did.

Not really what I said, either -- more like "bands being influenced by Fleetwood Mac is at least as interesting as bands being influenced by the Pistols." Or something like that. And Quarterflash definitely had a lot of Fleetwood Mac in them.

I've got no problem with anybody voting for them here, regardless; I might even pick them myself, if I voted, even though they're one of my favorite bands on the list. Most punk band on the list, though (give or take Devo) is probably the one who did "White Punks On Dope."

xhuxk, Sunday, 29 April 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

This reminds me a bit of Pink Panther Punk, which features kiddified versions of songs (ostensibly covered by the Pink Panther and Inspector Closeau) by punk luminaries such as Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, and Michael McDonald. It's Chipmunk Punk with about 100% less trying.

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 29 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp At any rate, Quaterflash seem like the band on the list who had the least chance of ever having been marketed as "new wave" (or, in the case of later bands like Crowded House, Escape Club, Love & Rockets, Erasure, "modern rock" or whatever.) Greg Kihn might come close, but he came up on the proto-new-wave Beserkley label with Jonathan Richman etc., which probably counts for something, and his sound maybe got more new wave in the '80s anyway. (Plus, powerpop had obvious new wave connections -- and right, that includes Tommy Tutone, whose name sounded kind of new wave anyway, and so did their hit, which was pretty herky-jerky.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

INXS "modern rock" too obviously. (And actually, I have no idea how Escape Club were marketed, come to think of it. But it seems like they could have been considered modern rock, by somebody. They did come from England.)

Huey Lewis gets a new wave pass because (1) his old band backed up Elvis Costello's first album; (2) he covered Dave Edmunds on Sports; and (3) his first couple albums with the News have their Boomtown Rats-like moments (and they even seemed to be trying to look Rats-like on the cover of their first one)

xhuxk, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Quarterflash song is just one layer of major label intrusion over like Patti Smith and Pretenders. Like I could see Richard Hell covering it after "Love Comes in Spurts"

This is def that Crowded House song

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

That late-80s upbeat "modern rock" that's one foot in new wave and one foot in AOR is probably my favorite era of pop music: INXS, Escape Club, Information Society, Terrence Trent Darby, late Squeeze, Bangles, Johnny Hates Jazz...

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Midnight Oil etc

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

What does "one layer of major label intrusion over like Patti Smith and Pretenders" mean?

timellison, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Quarterflash rock

JacobSanders, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost, like Patti Smith and the Pretenders took the major labels money, but Quaterflash probably listened to the major labels advice on how to make records?

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

The whole Quarterflash/xhuxk thing was just a joke. But I was thinking about polling xhuxk's alternative guide top 10 some time. The video for 'Harden My Heart' is a central to the early-80s pop-modernist canon inside my thin mind...

albert rotman (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

On un-punk sound alone I'd vote for "Karma Chameleon" (maybe George gets a pass on sexual politics).

"Don't Dream It's Over" is my second. It's basically a hair metal or AOR ballad done beautifully right.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess "New Wave" was a poison phrase by the early 90s (and even that would've been something of a misnomer).

but the first eighties comps and eighties-themed nights were already going as early as '92!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I can't believe that commercial is real! What were they thinking?? The wigs, the phony banter, the sexism (the woman basically just says 'Yeah!' to whatever the guy says), and nary an actual punk song on the album.

Voted 'I Need a New Drug' only because Huey Lewis and the News strike me as the least 'punk' of all the artists. He even had a song called 'Hip to be Square', whose message is almost the antithesis of punk. But really any song on this album would qualify.

agnosy, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

well you could argue that from its title inversion to the music that "Hip to Be Square" is purest Guy Debord.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

agnosy, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can draw a pretty short line from UK post-punk to "Karma Chameleon"

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we just agree all these songs are awesome but Huey Lewis

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was gonna say the same thing, except I like Huey Lewis too.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Huey Lewis was my first concert, on the sports tour, went with my mom. I thought I was cool.

JacobSanders, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Little did you know you were punking it up out there.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i was wearing a blue mesh sleeveless shirt

JacobSanders, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

disco being the opposite of punk obvs

I thought prog was the opposite of punk.....

Nick Lowe and Billy Idol about the only ones here that have even some connection with punk rock.

I'll vote for Toni Basil, though Huey Lewis (which also has a sax hook) is a close 2nd.

And yes, for me at least, Rumours is more subversive than Never Mind the Bollocks, though i only *wish* it was as influential...

Lee593 (Lee626), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Billy Idol is probably most A-to-B punk tied artist here, but Love and Rockets and Madness at least came from something adjacent to the scene. idg the Nick Lowe thing.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Patti Smith and the Pretenders took the major labels money, but Quaterflash probably listened to the major labels advice on how to make records?

Pat Benatar the obvious missing link in this equation (though she applies way more to Q-flash's followup hit "Find Another Fool" than to the one above.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nick Lowe and Billy Idol about the only ones here that have even some connection with punk rock.
Billy Idol is probably most A-to-B punk tied artist here, but Love and Rockets and Madness at least came from something adjacent

Again -- Why not Devo? (Not arguing; just curious if some people really think they had no link to punk.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

wonder if Robert Palmer deserves a mention

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Devo, true. Those pre-first album recordings that were compiled at some point in the 90s were pretty punky, but would anyone outside of Ohio locals have heard them at the time they were made?

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Robert Palmer has roots ore in prog jazz rock than punk, coming from the Alan Bown.

JacobSanders, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

not that he's punk exactly -- he's a fellow traveler. "Johnny and Mary" or "Looking For Clues" woulda made sense on this comp though

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nick Lowe's punk credentials mainly from producing Elvis Costello and The Damned

Lee593 (Lee626), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been hunting to the full tracklist to see what's missing from the list, but to no avail.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

to

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

re: madness, is the guy in the tracksuit a 'chav'?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glad to see I'm not the only one who's spent the last half hour watching Sister Paul youtubes

Lee593 (Lee626), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

SISTER PAUL! wow

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Our House... The Musical

I mean, what

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

man there's a lotta goth ass motherfuckers went and covered "here comes the rain again" let me tell you & also a Swedish act doing it as a bossa which I rather enjoyed however as an enthusiast of distinct vocal styles I feel this one will be hard to beat

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

you guys, this fucking musical

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh fuck no that's the wrong one, my bad you guys, Just Joe is cool w/me this is what you want. attn djp this guy's timing will really tickle the hell out of you

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

and yeah that musical - I mean - trying to play "it must be love" for depth requires either gigantic balls or a naivete so total as to defy imagination

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am a fan of Just Joe, aka "Steroid Daughtry"

I am also a fan of Elephat Records before even hearing a note

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolling out loud at Ugly Barrow - good demonstration of why punk bands don't have fiddlers in them

Lee593 (Lee626), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my god

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my god, for real

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

he is what we in bizness "feeling it"

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

er, what we in the bizness CALL "feeling it"

this performance has killed my ability to type coherently

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to play this over and over and over

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

shit's inspiring

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sister Paul is seriously my new favorite band, you guys.

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emil.y, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

guys I've pretty much drawn blanks on the rest & it's five a.m. & I got something to do at 8 so I better try and catch 2 hours

carry on you punx

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 30 April 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

sister paul goes in on bay city rollers

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 30 April 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm:

Sister Paul comprise a male bassist singing in soprano and a female drummer in alto. They sing all songs together playing the each instrument in the heavy groove. The words written by Susumu have a queer and unstable feeling. In spite of the sound they make is full of decadance, violence and insanity, some audiences laugh, others shed tears surrounding all happy atomosphere in the end.

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 30 April 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ ^ ^ 2:10 --> 2:19 is beyond awesome!

Lee593 (Lee626), Monday, 30 April 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

love how the drummer is never not going ALL IN

sister paul discography and mail order

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Monday, 30 April 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 3 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, i figured that i want a new drug would take it, for whatever reason, but maybe that one doesn't mean much to UK folks. it's certainly more "hard edged" than don't dream it's over, an honorable victor.

of the runners-up, i'm sort of surprised that jeopardy came in above the likes of of human and chains of love, but it's only by one vote, so fair play.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i voted for Kihn but in retrospect i would've voted for Escape Club because those guys seem the least likely to have even heard a punk band

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

We didn't discuss "Don't Dream It's Over" enough -- one of my unfuckwithable jams. Love everything about it.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i always figured that jeopardy was about as punk as some girls, which is to say kinda

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

and alfred otm

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh i probably know the weird al version of "jeopardy" better than the original, it was just kind of a kneejerk vote

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't vote in this--love the commercial--but, as a couple of people suggested, the answer is so obviously Quarterflash to me. Not that I hate "Harden My Heart"--there's a song on their first LP, "Love Should Be So Kind," I like a lot--but some of these are attached to punk by a thread one millimeter thick, either via the song or the artist's family tree or the way they were marketed, and some are attached by a thread three millimeters thick, but Quarterflash has no connection whatsoever that I can see. I guess the idea of hardening your heart is a punk sentiment, but I'm not sure it's worth a distant finish behind bands with clear new wave affiliations.

clemenza, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

mr. narrator, quarterflash is pat benatar to me, so sort of weirdly punk by association

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ to the tune of "history lesson part ii"

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I noticed the resemblance to Pat Benatar too when I looked at the video. Mind you, Justin Bieber sometimes looks like Darby Crash to me.

clemenza, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I could see that actually.

billstevejim, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

bieber/crash

billstevejim, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

bieby pyn

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Franz Biebercrash: the punishment begins.

clemenza, Thursday, 3 May 2012 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm thinking that westwood promotions put this out via warner/time-life or warner special products, but discogs' warner special products entry doesn't mention it.

get wolves (get bent), Friday, 4 May 2012 05:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, you can see the Warner "W" logo on the cds in the commercial. It's become my mission to find a real world copy of this fucker.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 May 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ saw that, but then decided it was maybe just a warner-like westwood logo, dunno

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 4 May 2012 06:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

it would probably belong somewhere on this page:

http://www.bsnpubs.com/warner/wsp/wsp4500.html

get wolves (get bent), Friday, 4 May 2012 06:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Everlasting Love

"Do you recognize this dance? It's called The Shag"

Senior Prom

tokyo rosemary, Friday, 4 May 2012 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Totally '90s comp contendo referred to upthread is actually comparably peculiar.

Tracklisting:

1. Unbelievable - EMF
2. The Only Living Boy In New Cross - Carter
3. Real Real Real - Jesus Jones
4. Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer
5. Mr. Wendall - Arrested Development
6. Trouble - Shampoo
7. Well Did You Evah - Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop
8. Rubberband Girl - Kate Bush
9. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Robert Palmer & UB40
10. It Should Have Been Me - Adeva
11. Live Your Life Be Free - Belinda Carlisle
12. Outstanding - Kenny Thomas
13. I Like To Move It - Reel II Real
14. Independence - Lulu
15. Careful - Horse
16. Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

the endless white snow has never felt more textile (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know, that is way more 90s than PUNK is punk

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah but it's like three or four no-brainers buffering a whole lot of pretty counterintuitive picks

some dude, Friday, 4 May 2012 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's three or four more than the PUNK compilation has!

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess the idea of hardening your heart is a punk sentiment, but I'm not sure it's worth a distant finish behind bands with clear new wave affiliations.

at a guess, Quarterflash may have lost votes by being the only one on this list to be completely unknown in Europe?

that 90s comp looks like it came free with 10 purchases of a soft drink in early 1994, so I guess it is pretty 90s

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink


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