Sunday, May 27, 2018

7 Seconds - 99 Luftballon

So my co-worker who likes SoCal punk mentioned 7 Seconds.

I immediately said, "Yeah, Kevin Seconds. They do the best version of 99 Luftballon ever."

Here it is:

Saturday, May 26, 2018

H2O - What Happened

I met a guy at work today. He came into the gym wearing a sleeveless t-shirt that said H2O on the front. On the back was the NYHC - New York Hardcore - logo. I didn't get a chance to speak to him at first, but then I saw him on his way out.

I said, "H2O, as in the band?"


I mean, I knew that, but I didn't feel like leading with, "I love your shirt!" - I wanted to talk to the man, not just hear, "Thanks! Bye!"

We talked hardcore, punk, and so on for a few minutes about H2O, Rancid, The Offspring, and even The Criminals. A co-worker that I'm pretty tight with heard us, and it turns out he's a big fan of bands like Face-to-Face, Lagwagon, NOFX, and so on. I told him about seeing them on the second show ever at the Roseland and not again until they opened for Rancid again at Terminal 5.

He had to run, but I can't wait to talk to him more. I'm not a huge hardcore fan, but H2O puts on a great show.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Interrupters - She's Kerosene

I'm still not a huge ska fanatic, but I do pay attention to these guys when they come around. And yes, the guitarist is that guy playing organ in those Rancid videos.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rancid - Collision Course, Honor is All We Know, Evil's My Friend

I still remember when this video of this trio of songs from "Honor is All We Know" came out. That album, along with Rancid (2000) and Troublemaker, never leave the easy-grab pile of CDs in my car.

Typical simple Rancid video - cameras, band, snarl, and rock.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Charly Bliss - Steal My Sunshine

I still like the original song by Len better, but I do really like this version:

I never heard Charly Bliss before this. The A.V. Club's covers are good for that kind of thing for me - I get sucked in by the cover and discover a new band.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Dictators - It's Allright

This track by The Dictators is so AC/DC that it could be an AC/DC song. Just imagine it's Brian Johnson or Bon Scott instead of Handsome Dick Manitoba, and enjoy.