Re: What\'s Your Current Cd Rotation?
on 03-21-2005 06:42 PM
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Green Day - American Idiot (punk normally bores the hell out of me. but this is an album I can chill out to. good mix of tunes for the post-Blink182-shit-trash-crap era. i feel guilty calling it punk, it's that good.) *hides*
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Oi! You'd better hide!
But seriously, I used to be a serious metal head in my youth, and eventually it just began boring me to tears. The slow grinding riffs and Cookie Monster Truck vocals just got old. I gravitated more and more toward speed metal, which in reality is very similar to a lot of hardcore and street punk. Check out the Casualties for a good example of this.
A lot of people think of bands like Blink 182 as punk. But the fact is that Blink 182 is to punk what a band like Europe or Cindarella is to metal. Emo is not punk. It's the butt rock of the punk world. I hate most emo garbage as much as anything, at it offends me that it even slips into online punk radio stations playlists. It's like mixing Testament and Slayer with Vixen and Great White. It just ain't right.
Listen to some good Oi! streetpunk, or some good hardcore, and it'll set you straight.