Dec 17, 2014

Punk Music And Its History by Samantha Yule

Punk Music is not as fast as how pop genre grows, however it is controversially known as generally listened by crazy teenagers and liberated crowds who are hungry for change. Metallica and Fall Out Boy are just two of the bands that paved the way for liberation and loudness on terms of music today. Earlier bands such as the Sex Pistols and the Scientists were greatly known in the 70's when punk rock was born, following proto-punk genre in the late 1960's. Punk music [] kicked off when Ramones Band piloted the way in the said genre.
The usual themes of punk music are liberation, rebellion and victory. It started off bumpy when bands realize that the masses never really appreciated the roughness of the instrumentals and controversial lyrics of punk music. Punk bands in the United Kingdom failed to win the hearts of listeners in the beginning because of its delusions, depressions and harsh revelations reflected in its wordings. It was not until the 1990's when the UK song enthusiasts finally appreciated the music and made it a mainstream success.

The commencements of liberated songs were often debated between listeners of alternative rock and lovers of ballads. There have been varying different opinions about punk music. Some people state that they are garage tunes; this was when the band called Sonics played without defined musicals, no instrumental standards and lack of conventional music.
In the late 60's more and more bands appeared from nowhere and made their punk music debut, like the Stooges, MC5 and Velvet Underground. This time, lyrics and their image were made even more vulgar and controversial.
In the early 90's, punk music seemed have a revival. However, bands didn't quite have a great start unlike 3 decades back. In the history of punk music, Iggy Pop was deemed to be the godfather of the genre. The punk look is defined as leather jeans and jackets, darkened eyelids and long polished nails, like what punk artists of today portray.


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Dec 16, 2014


Seeking journalists with integrity to intern for The Wonder Himself Online Music Magazine to assist with the increased demand that has accompanied our recent expansion.


1. Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again
This band is breathtakingly boring. What I mean is, they make me want to take my life by asphyxia. They belong to the progeny of bands whose stance is in staunch defiance of the status quo, as defenders of the weak, disenfranchised, and oft-overlooked members of the punk scene and the global community, but their sound is the auditory personification of the whiny white prick whose Ray-Ban glasses I'm going to smash. Assuming that the title references their collective forfeiture of their fruit-flavored, low-ABV malt beverage of choice, it is unfathomable that any sober ear may listen to these recordings with any sense of pride and self-assurance.

Like some old, out-of-touch blogger somewhere else on the internet said: "It’s the record that your sister’s favorite pop punk band might grow up to make." My sister liked Simple Plan. This sucks.

Dec 14, 2014


There are so very many great and fresh new punk bands, which made choosing just 10 records for the "best of 2014" was no easy task. Here is my humble attempt at ranking these modern rock contemporaries.

10. Urinals - Negative Capability
This is a great record. My only complaint is
that, with 2 solid slabs of wax, this one drags a bit. If you don't mind digging, though, you'll find some solid pop tunes on here. This bad boy clocked in at #10 because I already wrote the first two sentences before I realized it was released in 2013.
9. La Peste - Better Off Dead
In 30+ years we've accrued more Ramones imitators than anyone ever asked for, but these guys kick the classic sound up a notch with a little tough guy attitude. Definitely big fans of the Spits.

8. Pagans - What's This Shit?
What's this shit? Only some of the rawest garage punk of the millennium. A+

7. Die Kreuzen - Cows And Beer
This is a real ripper. Appropriately titled- music this raucous, loud, and angry is clearly the product of some acute teenage ennui typical of the midwest.
6. The Shivvers - S/T
 In 2013 girls won punk, and in 2014, they rebuilt it in their glorious image. This record is balls-to-the-walls, girls-to-the-front, rock-to-the-roll. Words aren't enough!!

5. Electric Eels - Jaguar Ride
Somewhere in the furor of the shit-fi junk punk releases of late, lost in a sea of scuzz, this record lie afloat like a much needed life-raft. These guys have so much more substance than any lo-fi band of the 2000s. Can't wait to hear more from these guys.
2. Circle Jerks - Wild In The Streets
If you're anything like me, sometimes you just need to scream. That's what this record is- one big "SCREAM". Even with the knobs turned down low, these guys jump right out of the speakers for a full-on assault of your eardrums.

1. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Listen to Wonderwall and tell me you don't feel a bead of cloudy white cum welling on your rigid, unyielding member, you sick fucking freak.