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Larry Franz

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With Chuck Berry and now Antoine Domino Jr. gone, does that leave Little Richard (84), Jerry Lee Lewis (82) and Don Everly (80) as the big 50s rock 'n rollers still with us?

Another punk band from Southern California, originally formed in 1977: The Descendents. I'd never listened to them before today, but they sound pretty good.

"Ride the Wild"


"It's a Hectic World"


"Wienerschnitzel" (note: This is a 12-second long tribute to Wienerschnitzel, the iconic fast food restaurant founded in Southern California in 1961 as "Der Wienerschnitzel". Hot dogs are their specialty.)


"Silly Girl"


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Darren J. Ray

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With Chuck Berry and now Antoine Domino Jr. gone, does that leave Little Richard (84), Jerry Lee Lewis (82) and Don Everly (80) as the big 50s rock 'n rollers still with us?


Yes, it does. The only ones left from the inaugural R'n'R HoF induction. 
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I think you have the order right, t.

I totally get why Punk had to happen – last week’s Steely Dan offering was a great reason – but often saw it as energy over possibly art but certainly beauty.

Radio Birdman led the Punk trail in this country.

The Saints were trailblazers too. Bruce Springsteen recorded one of their smouldering embers, ‘Just Like Fire Would’.


Gold - Surf City (Ramones - 1993)
I read something about the Ramones once where they said they chose to do original music because they couldn’t work out how to play covers. Nevertheless, they attempted a few. It would be very hard to ruin this great song, but they try anyway. Probably good intentions, though.

Silver - Glad All Over (The Rezillos - 1978)
I’m not precious about this song. Not a bad cover. Well, I don’t hate it. Just not as good as Hush’s (see below).

Bronze - I Fought the Law (The Clash - 1979)
Another song I love desecrated. How anyone can rate this over Bobby Fuller’s version is beyond me. The Clash never did it for me. And Joe Strummer’s voice was always a turn off. Personal preference. I had mates who swore by them.

Participant - Paranoid (The Dickies - 1978)
Impressive tightness but the song itself is bereft of that beauty. Mercifully short.


(featuring that Asian rock god, Les Gock)

 

 

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Lee Marshall

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Yes, it does. The only ones left from the inaugural R'n'R HoF induction. 


Ya...and Dion who is still releasing product and playing the odd gig.  Whether Dion was there for the induction matters not.  He was THERE period...contributing and doing it all with both with style and success.  Oh...and talent.

Dion turned 78 in July.  First single in '57/first hits in 58.  Most recent album...and it's really REALLY good...last years 'New York Is My Home'.
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The Who's early music is sometimes viewed as a prototype for punk.  Substitute was even covered by The Ramones.  

By 1973 though, The Who's music was a little closer to art rock or prog, with longer songs and concept albums like the legendary Quadrophenia, which featured the standout track The Punk and the Godfather. 

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Verden McCutcheon

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  Season8 Week 36.Punk'd               


                    1)The Dickies........I think their version of Paranoid is quite good


                    2)I fought the Law....rough around the edges but not bad


                   3)The Rezillos........Acceptable



                  4)The Ramones...Kinda cool that they even did a surf song but they are miles from the original


                                                                     good choices t
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Larry Franz

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Agent Orange formed in Orange County, California, in 1979.

"Pipeline"


"Bloodstains"


"Everything Turns Grey"


"Tearing Me Apart"


"In Your Dreams Tonight"



The Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated" (you can say that again)


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John B

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ahh, Larry you're killing me.  please get to Bad Religion before you do the Offspring...
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Larry Franz

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John B: I'm getting the feeling you dislike this genre. But it's t's week. I just work here!

I was tempted to post "Ring of Fire" by Social Distortion (formed Fullerton, California, 1978) but it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. So instead:

The Queers, "Don't Back Down" and "Wipe Out"




plus, to kds's point, their "The Kids Are Alright"



PS: When the Queers adopted their name, they were probably just trying to be offensive. But the term has since been adopted in academia and by some gay people. Life goes on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer

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"Don't Back Down" is a good cover!

I should admit that I know a Judge, who likes both Brian AND the Offspring.
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Al, thanks for pointing out punk girls.

Sheer Mag "Nobody's Baby" and "Need To Feel Your Love".  






And more Kunk.

Goodnight Nurse "Milkshake" (a VAST improvement on the original), and "Loner".  Evidence of the existence of skinny white guys from down under.  I do love the thrashy drum intro on "Loner".








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Al, thanks for pointing out punk girls.


Were they punk?  They can play and have melody - so thinkin' maybe not:


So, NOPE - here is the lady-punk:
http://www.popmatters.com/post/159860-female-punk-bands/P1/
"The Slits" go #1 in the above poll ^


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thanks, Al.  the one I remember from the original days was 'No Bondage' by Poly Styrine.  punk could have lots of melody, even the Pistols had melodies since the original bass player and principle composer liked the Beatles.  The Jam and the Clash?  Melodies.  The Undertones?  The Ramones.  Elvis Costello. falling into that trap again, when you say that, I fear.  'yeah, maybe we don't have very good melodies in our songs, but that's because we're punk, uh, so we're trying not to.'   Right.   I mean, as Jimmy on Southpark says, 'come, on'. 

Amongst these, and maybe it's cause I liked the 90's so very much more than kds did, is Sleater Kinney.   I can definitely understand how people could love them.
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Thanks to Darren & Verden for the votes.

 Bonnie - Punk is an attitude, he might be old, but Dion DiMucci is still a New York punk.

Al, the NY Dolls sound like a punk band, but originally came in with Glam (along with the likes of  Queen), if memory serves. Don’t you just hate labels? It’s all music, after all.

Darren - More bass with Les Gock (BTW, the dudes name also sounds like my request for Klingon food). I just think the Clash version is a more exciting record. Like comparing Pat Boone to Little Richard.

John B - Never heard of those Ohio natives, apparently now based in LA/Hollywood. BTW, I assume you’re talking about “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” by X-Ray Spex.


Larry, Al, bonnie - thanks for the multiple videos.

And now....our weekly (most weeks, anyway) Kinks Korner:

The Jam - David Watts (Kinks cover)


The Kinks - Prince of the Punks

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yes, thanks, Bedford.  X-Ray Spex were lovable, huh?
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