My journey of writing pop punk songs from thirty years ago continues apace. This one started as a TikTok and then I banged out this demo in my living room today. I'm trying to get better at writing choruses and actually using my voice.
If you like Superchunk and the Ramones and wished they had recorded together.
If you like the coathangers you'll like this track. Loud, Angry and Punk. [more inside]
Content Warning (inside the fold) [more inside]
All your big dreams, you can't go wrong. Get fit with the AC on... [more inside]
She's a spy, a good one too. Speciality — sneaking up on you... [more inside]
Chin up. Keep acting like you've got it made. We both know you ain't. You're laughing but it's true. [more inside]
All this time, dipping your fingers in my bowl... [more inside]
First song written and recorded since I moved to Napa. Spooky grungy punk that maybe doesn't reflect my sunny new locale. Written about my drummer's frustration with dating, online and otherwise. Lyrics in fold. [more inside]
A Ramonesy take on a recent Rolling Stones song
Some more punk rock from Spent - Anchors aweigh, pick up and go, anchors aweigh!
Another demo recording from Spent, this one a punk rock love song.
A demo track from Spent about your favorite Facebook friend.
Catchy little punk rock number from my band Spent, straight from the garage. [more inside]
Demo of a punk song about my kid. [more inside]
An incendiary surf punk instrumental written to accompany the everyday fight trans women endure. [more inside]
Delirious, teeth-gritted ballad about weapons of mass destruction and grass roots violence. Also, a breathless love song from one monster to another. Also, a way to distract myself while this horrifying evening plays out. Rough mix. Suggestions welcome. Lyrics past break. [more inside]
It cannot be emphasized enough. Song #3 in my Unu Kanto Po Semajno series steals one from the Dead Kennedys' playbook. [more inside]
Somehow the idea of doing an alternate podcast theme riffing on Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger got into my head a while a go, and here it is. [more inside]
I had the day off. I heard the previous song. I started singing it my head like this. I had to share. I am still in my jammas. I am a recalcitrant dog misidentifier, but I'm better known for considering all animals and some human babies gender-neutral.
I went to a lot of Punk shows and listened to a lot of that type of music in my youth. I think I paid like $7 or $8 to see Greenday before they exploded on MTV. My friend's band opened for them. Likewise, NoFX, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and many others were among the bands I saw live as a teenager. I haven't really listened to a lot of those bands for a number of years but sometimes I run across a random track in my music library and it brings back all those memories. [more inside]
Punky instrumental surf rock in the vein of Man or Astro-Man? (with stylophone!) [more inside]
Brain Zaps is a song by my new punk/garage band, Brain Zaps. Every band needs a song about their own name. It's the last song from our set at the Town Hall Hotel in Newtown. I'm the singer. The logo was designed by Michael Skattum.
This is a song from my band Blackwolf Beach. We are from Baltimore, MD. I think we sound like punk/melodic hardcore/noisey stuff. There are two other mefites in this band! Josher71 plays guitar and sings sometimes, and petulantbeard plays drums and sings sometimes. I play guitar and sing sometimes. [more inside]
This is a experimental punk rock song. If you like late Black Flag and early Public Image Ltd stuff you would like this song.
A little music for the holiday. Recorded last New Year's Eve.
New York punk rockers KiLiFAX play their popular anthem in font of a live adience at Desmond's Tavern, July 27 2012.
Punk rock party jam about a little wiener dog who hangs out a lot at a hair salon in Seattle. [more inside]
Probably the hardest song off the latest Red On Strike album, the Siren calls the nation to rock! Previously. [more inside]
Lofi Computer stumbles on.
Another track from Lofi Computer. [more inside]
The epic second track off the Roddy's O-Face record. It's pretty hefty compared to the rest of the songs, so make sure you can handle a solid minute and forty five seconds. [more inside]
Sweet, I tracked down the opening track off Lofi Computer. [more inside]
59 seconds of punk written by Riot Dog's 20 year old drummer Levi, on a subject that should be readily apparent.
A Ramones cover from the latest Red On Strike album. For comparison, here's our previous attempt at recording this song, and a video of us doing it live a couple weeks ago.
In the six months they were together, Roddy's O-Face went through three bassists, the last of whom insisted on being called "The Colonel" at all times. This was a song about the town they were all going to high school in. [more inside]
Here's another Roddy's O-Face track off their Lofi Computer album! If I remember right, Ned wrote this one, and it's about his ex-girlfriend's cop dad and the time he drew a magic marker Hitler stache on her at a party when she passed out, or something like that. [more inside]
As recorded in Tom's mom's garage by the infamously unfamous punk ingenues Roddy's O-Face. From their first and only album, Lofi Computer. [more inside]
Another Riot Dog song, written by our bass player Steve about 300 clowns who got together in Mexico City to laugh for peace. [more inside]
Some beach music off the new album from my punk band Riot Dog. Oi! Oi! Oi!
i fell in love with a hippie girl wanna fuck her and save the world from oil barons and nuclear whales and spring mumia from county jail [more inside]
This isn't the best quality demo, but this is our dancy, live crowd-pleaser
One of SMUT's earliest tracks. A tribute to the best little town in Ontario. [more inside]
I made a Rock and Roll. I like Rock and Roll. [more inside]
A driving four-on-the-floor guitar song recorded by my band Boeufcake. [more inside]
My 80's punk/funk/grunge 3-piece, The Whores. Recorded in 1986, I think. [more inside]
A Ramones cover, from their last album Adios Amigos.
The second song from our first self-recording session. This one rides on a solid bassline, and has a big chorus and a powerful ending.
The band has decided to dive into recording ourselves instead of going to a studio, and this is the first result of that effort. I'd appreciate any suggestions you have on making it better. [more inside]
A punk rock song by my new band Riot Dog, in support of the 99 Percent throughout the nation - the employed and the unemployed, those taking to the streets and those just struggling to get by day to day. Video here.