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January 15, 2016 01:51PM
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Re: Screeching Weasel, never got into them or most of the Lookout and Fat Wreck type bands. Part of the reason was that around the time that stuff was really, really popular, everyone I knew was into it and I was mostly looking for harder stuff at the time. Even great bands like OPIV I couldn't listen to at the time because it was so played out. Every time we'd get in a friend's car to go to a skate spot or whatever stuff like that would be playing on the tape deck. It was all over skate videos at the time as well, though things were starting to become more diversified in that department...

I completely know where you are coming from. The amount of pop punk like that that I can tolerate I can count on one hand. Actually, most of the pop punk stuff I do like is foreign. JayBrown helped to get me a bit deeper into some pop punk that I would have otherwise never even explored for that exact same reason you stated above. I definitely prefer the harder style overall, but as long as it isn't a blatantly corny pop style and as long as the drummer is as good as that album has I can still dig it. I can dig the lighter sounds of punk but I'm twice as picky about what I like due to that preference.



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January 15, 2016 02:12PM
^There were a lot of good poppy punk bands in the 70s and 80s where the lines blur with power pop.

Then you have 90s groups like Jawbreaker and Samiam, that I love.

Bad Religion, at least up through Generator, are one of my favorite bands.

Just off the top of my head...tons of other stuff out there that's good, just have to search for it.



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January 15, 2016 08:30PM
What up Yo !!! I know , long time no post . Having a baby is really eating up my time lately , but in a "I can't seem to talk myself into putting her down " kinda way . Anyway , Rchecka put me in the mix here , so I had to pop in . I admit , I did get into some pop punk ( or the softer side of punk I guess ) . Although , I do prefer really fast snotty pissed off punk . But there are some of the more poppy bands that still hold a place in my heart . I can't help but get a little giddy when I hear Funeral Oration from Amsterdam . They did at one time have an almost Goth sound ( which I can't get into ) , they turned out to be a pretty good pop punk band.






There were other bands of the pop punk style that I liked ... NOFX ( whom I never paid any attention until I was talked into seeing them live and was hooked afterward ) , The Queers , etc ...
Speaking of NOFX , there were also the Ska Punk bands on the pop side . Some of these band I thought were great . Falling Sickness and Against All Authority were two good bands .






@ LionsMouth , Older bad religion always gets the thumbs up from me . How Could Hell Be Any Worse is one of my favorite punk albums of all time .
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January 15, 2016 11:12PM
^How Could Hell...is a classic for sure. I tend to view that album and their late 80s/early 90s Mark II period as two separate and distinct groups although the lineup was mostly the same during both of those periods. My favorite BR album overall is Against the Grain though.



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January 16, 2016 01:16PM
Death Side - Wasted Dream & Bet On the Possibility LPs





Legendary Japanese hardcore band whose catalog has been OOP for some time on any format until these reissues on Feral Ward from last year. These were really well done too. Tip-on jackets, poly-lined inners, nice pressing, etc. The second LP is even a gatefold. Members of this group went on to play in Paintbox and Forward.

FYI I think 1000 of these were pressed and many places have already sold out of them. If you do order direct from Feral, just keep in mind that it's a one man distro/label, and you might be waiting awhile (i.e. around a month) before you get your records. I'm not sure if these will be repressed either since Feral Ward is supposed to be closing up shop for good soon. Hopefully either Feral will have more copies pressed before they close up or some other label will carry the torch and get it done. These are amazing records and deserve to be kept in print.







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