101 reasons why punk sucks

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And recorded poorly.

that's pretty harsh coming from a siltbreeze fan!

Edward III, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I stumbled across some thrashy punk record label from arizona on myspace recently and friended them. it's fun, like finding a stegosaurus in your rose bush.

Edward III, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 16:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Haha, I was reading the titles/artits backwards and I thought there was a Jars Of Clay song on there. M@tt, thanks, this should be awesome. I'm not really into alt-country either, so possibly his tastes and mine are somewhat aligned.

I am really, really, really bored by most punk rock these days.
I was way into punk in high school, but now so much of it sounds the same, the politics are bland and unconvincing, and the whole thing seems like a lame pose. Also, it's too fast most of the time. And recorded poorly.

-- ian, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 14:00 (2 hours ago) Link

I can't stomach most of the political soapboxing in punk so I avoid that stuff. There's a ton where that's completely non-existent so it's not an issue. I guess if you don't care for the fidelity that can be a problem, it's pretty much an intentional aesthetic a lot of the time... unless you're Turbo Negro (these days) or the Black Halos or something. And if you can distance yourself, which is pretty impossible sometimes, the lame pose is part of the appeal, part of the charm.

I went through a similar trial, I got into punk initially in high school (lol punk-o-rama), and like a lot of people I became disillusioned. You know, the big mistake of trying to take 19-year-old Ian MacKaye seriously, and, for me, getting out of my town of 4,000 and meeting "punks" did not help. It really took some years, and it took discovering some new bands (and bands that were new to me) to get back into it. Basically it was finding Killed By Death comps and termbo, and some of the weirder-flavored bands that sparked it again for me.

RabiesAngentleman, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 16:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

that should read, "titles/artists"

RabiesAngentleman, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 16:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

reason numba' one-oh-one: sid vicous's mum

t**t, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 17:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

punk's DIY philosophy = classic
punk rock = meh (for the most part)
punks = super duper dud

rockapads, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 17:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Is rave now becoming part of the political and media establishment?

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 12:00 (five years ago) Permalink

it? It is.

how's life, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:24 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks punk rock you did a good job and often still do

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

good posts in this thread, matt :)

flopson, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:48 (five years ago) Permalink

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