all the songs that got you through your seventh grade emo phase.
Man, the youngest I was when some of these songs came out was high school.
Now I feel old. I’ll be over there, going through my 29-year old emo phase. Or an extremely early midlife crisis.
That anyone would think any of these bands is remotely similar to punk breaks my heart.
I actually really like some of these songs, but yeah… this can’t even be called an evolution of punk, it’s a different animal entirely.
I mean why not just go hardcore?
what bands do you think of when you name that genre?
The Cramps, The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Exploited… actually I could use some Black Flag right now.
I tend to think old school punk. Sex Pistols, Ramones, Joy Division, The Clash, etc.
I haven’t listened to any newer punk in ages outside of Rise Against.
The Clash is my all-time favorite band, but honestly I wouldn’t call them a pure punk strain. They have more of a fusion sound, especially when you consider some of the tracks on Give ‘Em Enough Rope.
Edit: I have never liked The Sex Pistols
That bolded part? Right above? To quote Eldanesh, “The highest of high fives.”
And no, I wouldn’t call The Clash pure punk either.