Monday, May 27, 2019

What Killed POP PUNK?

WHAT KILLED POP-PUNK? New Found Glory, Sum 41, The Story So Far

What killed pop-punk? I look at the rise of pop-punk, the golden years of Blink 182, New Found Glory and Sum 41, and the mini-revival of the 2010s with The Story So Far, Real Friends, etc and ask the big question: what happened?

- 90s pop punk/skatepunk like Descendents, All, Screeching Weasel, The Vindictives, NOFX, and J Church

- How Green Day and The Offspring made pop punk mainstream

- Golden era bands like Fenix TX, Simple Plan, The Starting Line, Unwritten Law and Home Grown and labels like Drive Thru Records

- The rise of the Fueled By Ramen bands like Paramore and Fall Out Boy

- How New Found Glory inspired the 2010s bands like The Story So Far, Real Friends, and Knuckle Puck (and the related "soft grunge" bands like Citizen, Title Fight, and Basement)

- Did emo rap take it's place? Eg, Lil Aaron, Lil Peep, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Lil Lotus, etc

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What Killed SKATE PUNK?

90s SKATEPUNK IS DEAD? NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Offspring...

What killed 90s skatepunk? In the late 90s, it felt like there was an endless supply of bands borrowing from NOFX, Pennywise and Bad Religion, some of them even getting close to the Billboard top 10.

But as popular as skatepunk was at its peak, it never got any bigger-- in fact, it kind of fizzled in the early to mid 2000s. Was it killed by the rise of bands like Blink-182 and New Found Glory, or did the gatekeeper attitudes of the genre's founders kill it??

A few of the things I touch on:

- The 1st gen skatepunk bands like Bad Religion, DI, JFA, RKL, and The Faction

- Why Nirvana, Green Day and The Offspring were indirectly responsible for the 90s skatepunk boom

- The 90s generation of skatepunk bands like NOFX, Strung Out, Pulley, The Vandals, Unwritten Law, Guttermouth and No Use For A Name

- Why Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph were the key labels for 90s skatepunk and NOFX's "Punk In Drublic" was the most important album of the genre

- The "Punk O Rama" and "Survival Of The Fattest" sampler CDs

- Airwalks, chain wallets, dickies shorts, and other questionable 90s punk fashion choices 

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Attack Attack! - Stick Stickly (Official Music Video)

Attack Attack! - Stick Stickly lyrics

You never said that this would be easy So go on live You never said that this would be easy So go on live, woo This is the best part of the message And it only took one We live for what He's worth And that's more than you'll know He died for what He loved And what he loved was you I'll wait for you You know I'll wait for you I'll wait for you You know I'll wait for you You never said that this would be easy So go on live You never said that this would be easy So go on live Bow your head, go on live This is the time to let yourself go Lord, pick me off the ground You never said this would be simple So pull me in and turn around


Attack Attack! - Stick Stickly crabcore -

Attack Attack! - Stick Stickly crabcore -

Attack Attack! - Stick Stickly crabcore -

Fuck the haters. 
I don't care what the naysayers, Metal snobs and elitists thinks.
I actually love this song.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Briefing of Black Metal

The Punk Rock MBA

I highly recommend that you go to The Punk Rock MBA YouTube channel

Finn Mckenty is a lifelong Entrepreneur coming from the Punk Rock / Hardcore scene (he has two Hatebreed tattoos!). He is articulate and highly knowledgeable in music and its commercial business side.

Give it a try, I'm pretty sure you'll like it!

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BODY COUNT - Raining In Blood / Postmortem 2017 (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Sorry Slayer, but Body Count's version is better than yours.
Maybe it's because I've listened so much Slayer in my teenage years that I was due for a change?!

I must admit that the original sounds like a fuckin' ton of bricks.

Monday, May 20, 2019 logo

PMRC Punk Metal Rap Coalition new website address and fuckin' crazy logo!!!

If you're a real Rebel and not a fuckin' pussy!
Support PunkMetalRap by buying a freakin' fuckin' shirt below...

Friday, May 17, 2019

Headbangers Ball Uncensored documentary

As Headbangers Ball's VJ Riki Rachtman would say Heavy Metal is everything that is "loud and fast".
That's the reason why Headbangers Ball aired everything from Bon Jovi to Napalm Death including grunge and punk.

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