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

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xxp - is it a sessions release? the end of the ad says that it was put out by "westwood promotions". maybe that's the same thing, i dunno.

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Monday, 30 April 2012 04:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

My favorite compilation ad was for "Into The Night," with 36 seductive sophisti-pop hits.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Monday, 30 April 2012 04:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Westwood was(is?) a huge music promoter back in the day, and had their own syndicated shows on radio. Maybe this isn't the same company, but it seems right up their alley.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 04:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

i could be confusing it with the "secret love" comp, which was "compiled by westwood promotions for sessions" per the internet!

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Monday, 30 April 2012 04:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

Totally '90's - 36 original hits from the '90's

Featuring your favorite hits, like "Umbrella" by Rhianna, A-Ha's "Take On Me", and "We're In The Money" by the inimitable Ginger Rogers.

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 30 April 2012 04:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've never heard Kirsty MacColl from andy bells list.

JacobSanders, Monday, 30 April 2012 04:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really? You have some fun times ahead.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 04:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wait a sec... I always thought that Quarterflash was trying to copy what The Motels were doing. If I remember correctly, the Motels already had a hit in '79 and had this weird punk connection (existing band moves to another city, is broke, hangs out with punks)

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 30 April 2012 04:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Westwood was(is?) a huge music promoter back in the day, and had their own syndicated shows on radio. Maybe this isn't the same company

That's Westwood One (which <> Westwood Promotions, whoever they were, but the resemblance was probably intentional)

Lee593 (Lee626), Monday, 30 April 2012 05:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

xxp - is it a sessions release? the end of the ad says that it was put out by "westwood promotions". maybe that's the same thing, i dunno.

The Amazon page for this comp seems to suggest that Sessions and Westwood Promotions are cosely connected. Other stuff found on google implies that they were one and the same

albert rotman (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 30 April 2012 10:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ahemn "closely connected"

albert rotman (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 30 April 2012 10:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have a dim childhood recollection of Quarterflash being sold as New Wave, and being terribly confused and disappointed when I finally heard them. I can't get my head around people not understanding how punk being an out gay pop star in 80s was. Look up the damn word. Voted for Escape Club. Freedom Rock was an objectively terrific comp, and I think it sold incredibly well.

Three Word Username, Monday, 30 April 2012 10:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Quarterflash, without much doubt. I had some remarks to add regarding hairdos and the Beserkely label but the points have already been made by Xhuxk and others.

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 30 April 2012 13:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg I can't get past the beginning of the commercial without breaking down

I hope those actors were paid in Happy Meals

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 13:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

thats like $45 in 2012 dollars right? thank god rush delivery was available.

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

if we're talking strictly about the track, not the act, I think "Eyes Without A Face" is the least punk song here by a good distance

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

"gimme gimme wild west, gimme gimme safe sex"
doesn't get more punk rock than that

billstevejim, Monday, 30 April 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

The hell it doesn't.

Three Word Username, Monday, 30 April 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

this whole thread is the funniest fucking thing

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

doesnt billy at least steal a car and go to vegas in that song? dude didnt give a fuck

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

if we're talking strictly about the track, not the act, I think "Eyes Without A Face" is the least punk song here by a good distance

i'd say "don't dream it's over" and "chains of love" give it a fair run for the money

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

PUNK AS FUCK

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

that song rules though

billstevejim, Monday, 30 April 2012 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jam & Lewis produced that Human League album back-to-back with a Crass joint, iirc.

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

bsj, a whole bunch of these songs rule and not a single one of them has any business on a compilation called "PUNK"

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

except for "Karma Chameleon" you mean - that's a Discharge cover, I think it's earned its stripes

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm having trouble finding this on discogs.. i wouldn't mind seeing the full tracklisting

billstevejim, Monday, 30 April 2012 17:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i think the unlisted tracks deserve consideration

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Monday, 30 April 2012 17:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm curious about the release date in relation to when songs like "I Wanna Be Sedated" started getting more popular.

billstevejim, Monday, 30 April 2012 18:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

good luck with that xp

albert rotman (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

I looked yesterday and I can't find a bit of info anywhere about this thing other than this commercial on youtube. I want to know what else was on it as much as anyone.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure "Rock The Casbah" has maintained its popularity pretty consistently ever since its release...

I guess I'm just wondering what songs that constitute actual "punk" could have been reasonably considered for a comp like this.. Probably released around 1990/1991

billstevejim, Monday, 30 April 2012 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

i dunno how cheap media buys were back then but my bet is each of these compilations would have had to go gold to break even.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 30 April 2012 18:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

If I had more time (and talent) than I do, I'd record and upload the punk cover of "Harden My Heart" that's in my head right now. Just imagine it played at 2x speed, repetitive fast staccato bass notes, lose the swing-y triplets, and add frenzied fuzzy rhythm guitar and frenetic drumming.....

Lee593 (Lee626), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

someone with some spare time do some archeologic digging for punk/hardcore covers of these songs

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

No way 'Eyes w/o a Face' is the least punk of these unpunk tracks. All kinds of punk happens in the horrible give-the-guitarist-some 'rap' section. He's 'readin' murder books, tryin' to stay hip!'

bit.ly sno cone maker (Jon Lewis), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Based strictly on the tracks themselves I'm leaning Thompson Twins. I don't care if they started as a tribal-industrial collective.

bit.ly sno cone maker (Jon Lewis), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Here's a property listing for the building at the address shown in the advert. Can't get much more punk than this place!

Evidently it's vacant.

Lee593 (Lee626), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

someone with some spare time do some archeologic digging for punk/hardcore covers of these songs

can't decide whether to thank or damn you

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp We need someone in Colorado to go get a tour of that property and see if any boxes of tapes or cds are leftover in a dark corner in the back.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

everybody's gonna really love this one

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

this one sounds kinda like death rock actually...it's terrible

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

this one will give General Whiney some bad flashbacks - make sure you make it through the chorus at least once, just so you can call yourself an asshole for ever listening to me about anything

Florida Ska Core
The Upsiders- Talking In Your Sleep (The Romantics cover)
from the album Cutting The Hand That Holds The Blade
Swamp Cabbage Records 2007

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

All of these are bad, but these last two especially.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 18:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

hold that thought Johnny Fever

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm so glad these three dudes from the Kay Jewelers in suburban Oklahoma City can live their dreams!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 18:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

GAH incompetent pop-punk covers of amazing pop songs are my PERSONAL POISON.
POISON

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Monday, 30 April 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

honestly, they had me "Conflicting Plaid"

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 19:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

this could be a lot worse tbh

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 30 April 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink


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