Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Smoking Popes - Need You Around

This song grabbed me when I first saw the video for it on 120 Minutes.

I went out and bought it right away. They have some other good songs - Rubella is one that really stands out - this is what grabbed me by the collar.

I love the crooner vocals over a strong punk-hard bed of music.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Osaka Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Osaka Ramones, aka Shonen Knife, covering The Ramones.

This cover made me grin ear to ear for the entire song, and for a while afterward.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Madness - One Step Beyond

Not sure I ever saw the whole official video for this. Madness.

The only band to show up twice on The Young Ones!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Saints - (I'm) Stranded

Long ago, my sibling had this collection of punk 45s. It had basically one song each by a few bands. It included The Dictators - I Live for Cars and Girls and Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation.

It also had this song by The Saints.

I didn't like it much at first. Felt a little repetitive.

But the more I heard it, the more it grew on me.