I was having a bit of a laugh!Sid could play... well, he knew what he needed to know.
1. Heavy drug user. (hehe maybe that helped)
2. VERY short amount of time between beginning learning and gigging.
3. He had style and jumped around a lot.
4. Punk was never about musical competence.
5. Listen to Belsen Was a Gas on The Swindle
It's live Definitely Sid playing.I was having a bit of a laugh!
Just to be pedantic though whilst Sid wrote "Belsen was a gas" I'm pretty sure Jones played bass on the studio recording. In fact IIRC Jones played bass on all the Sex Pistols studio recordings.
Well you don't have to like it, but you're wrong. Just because it's not hardcore/oi/glorified screamo doesn't mean it's not punk rock.Everyone has a different ear, but those 2 bands definitely fall into pop punk (with the exception of early 80s BR)
Very commercial, radio friendly sound. The singing is very clean and well... yuk.
Look, you're entitled to your opinion, but for me, it's just not punk rock.Well you don't have to like it, but you're wrong. Just because it's not hardcore/oi/glorified screamo doesn't mean it's not punk rock.
That's cool. Look, I like some pop-punk bands myself:AFI [some of their stuff was punk]
Goldfinger [mainly ska, but still punk]
Living end [before they turned into a pop rock band]
Mindless self indulgence [more industrial but they are also punk]
And i know you said no pop punk but Blink 182, NOFX, Bad religion and rise against are some of my absoloutly favourite bands
Would you call David Bowie, Blondie, Talking Heads, Joy Division, Smiths, New Order etc punk?Look, you're entitled to your opinion, but for me, it's just not punk rock.
People can call band X whatever they like, I'm just giving you my opinion mate... you think it IS... good on ya, no problem.Would you call David Bowie, Blondie, Talking Heads, Joy Division, Smiths, New Order etc punk?
You probably wouldnt, however they have been declared punk at different stages. There are many forms of punk music. Most of the music your referring to is from the hardcore genre. Just because certain bands dont fit your idea of punk rock, doesnt mean they arent. punk rock cannot be easily categorised.
Defeater: Latest thing from Boston. With bands like MLIW, Have Heart and Verse broken up, this act is set to become the top dog of hardcore. Just put a debut LP titled Travels on Bridge 9. Really powerful lyrics. Listen to the track "Cowardice."Reckon you could write up some more on todays hardcore scene and australian bands?
Cheers mate, will have to keep an eye out on those bands, also see a mention of Misery Signals in thereDefeater: Latest thing from Boston. With bands like MLIW, Have Heart and Verse broken up, this act is set to become the top dog of hardcore. Just put a debut LP titled Travels on Bridge 9. Really powerful lyrics. Listen to the track "Cowardice."
The Carrier: Also from Boston. Play a really heavy and dark brand of hardcore. Intense. Signed to Deathwish Inc. Just put out a self titled EP last year. Listen to the track "No.51"
Mary Jane Kelly- From Sydney. Play a fun, fast, brand of pop/hardcore. Have that look and image which suggests they could eventually play to bigger audiences. Track- "Folding Seas and Lonely Deaths"
Final Fight- Part of the new wave of hardcore acts coming out of LA. I'm a big wrap for this act. Play melodic hardcore that's really fast and emotionally intense- tugs at the heart. They've got two LPs and they both rock. Under Attack and Half Head Full Shred. HHFS came out a couple of months ago. Key track- It's in the Blood... has some of the best lyrics i've heard in a hardcore band.
The Broderick- From Melbourne. Play a technical brand of hardcore in the same vein as Misery Signals. Put out an EP titled Illusion Over Despair. Really great live, though they're currently on a break as they write for a full length, still worth checking their EP. Key track- Courage as a Prison.
Iron Mind- Also from Melbourne. Play old school hardcore similar to Cro Mags. Awesome live and gets people moshing hard even when they're the opening act on the bill.
Hope that helps bro!!
Well I have to confess that I'm obsessed with music and particularly obsessed with punk/hardcore so that definitely helps.Cheers mate, will have to keep an eye out on those bands, also see a mention of Misery Signals in there
Another quick question how do you find out about all these bands?
yeah for the most part, radio is pretty much useless... I've lost track of the great acts, both old and new, that i've discovered thanks to last.fm and blogs that are maintained by fans.Good post Mr Sensitive. No one should miss out on finding new music via blog world and lastFM.
Forget the radio unless it is 4ZZZ in Brisbane or the equivalent in other places, forget music on TV, forget media crap like Pitchfork etc etc. Blog world is the go for a fantastic resource to find the old and the new no matter the genre. I have a list of 25 bookmarked that get daily reading and checking out. They keep me more than occupied.
Yeah me too. I get greedy and have to listen to some obscure avant act from the past that I knew nothing about. I reckon I have 50 gig lined up. Stuffed if I know when I will get to listen to some of it or remember what it was that attracted me in the first place haa haa.yeah for the most part, radio is pretty much useless... I've lost track of the great acts, both old and new, that i've discovered thanks to last.fm and blogs that are maintained by fans.
haa haa. My issue is that I am genuinely not interested in criticism. I have heard it all before and that to me seems to be the only reason that that site, and similar, exist. I no longer read them as I do not care what they say. I can make my own mind up and move on quickly. Why complain about what you don't like when there is 50 gig and blog world sitting there to be explored.sigworthy