Five Songs, 1/24/2021
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Five Songs, 1/24/2021

NoFX, "The Longest Line"

This is from a 1992 EP, also called The Longest Line, so from the White Trash, Two Heebs, and A Bean era. This is basically my favorite era of NoFX, probably due to how old I was at this time. There's no real reason for anybody to really care about this EP though.

The Slackers, "Stereo On"

This is from an EP also, the 2013 release My Bed Is A Boat. Unlike the NoFX EP, though, I can heartily recommend this. It's not so much that it's notably better than any other Slackers, but that basically everything they've released is good.

Polyrhythmics, "Maruken"


[Interior, basement. A blogger with one earphone is typing on his laptop. He pulls a stupid expression and begins bobbing his head.]

BLOGGER: [under breath] hell yeah

Jesus Jones, "Who? Where? Why? (12 Foot Mix)"

In the late 80s/early 90s, the Madchester scene had a moment in the sun, with its blend of dance music and indie rock. The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays were probably the best known bands in the scene, but Jesus Jones had a few big hits. Given that time in the music industry, that meant a lot of singles for extra revenue with plenty of useless remixes. But I really like Jesus Jones, so I bought some of those singles, because that was who I was. This remix pretty much wipes out any of the good parts of the original song, but on the other hand, it's far too long.

Descendents, "Feel This"

Hypercaffium Spazzinate came out in 2016, after a gap of 12 years from the previous album, and a full 34 years after the first Descendents album. And, by some miracle, it's good! That people this old can still make a punk rock album that's fun is sort of mind blowing, but it's nice to hear anyway.

Joshua Buergel
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