Before You Were Punk [1997]

Before You Were Punk [1997]

     
 
The reason much of seminal punk never went pop is because most of it wasn't catchy enough. It couldn't get the masses dancing like disco could. Ask the Ramones. So, it morphed into new wave and formed the foundation for what can now only be described as '80s music. The first of Vagrant's Before You Were Punk compilations, which feature

Overview

The reason much of seminal punk never went pop is because most of it wasn't catchy enough. It couldn't get the masses dancing like disco could. Ask the Ramones. So, it morphed into new wave and formed the foundation for what can now only be described as '80s music. The first of Vagrant's Before You Were Punk compilations, which feature contemporary punk bands paying homage to what came of the sound of their influences, includes worthwhile covers of many top new wave hits. Successes here are No Use for a Name's jet speed revival of the Vapors' "Turning Japanese," Bracket's fast dialing "867-5309, Jenny," and the Mr. T. Experience's undeniably catchy rendition of the Primitives' "Crash." Also featured on the compilation is a deliberately goofy attempt by pre-TRL Blink-182 at Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself," which features the boys inserting toilet humor at song's end and yelling "work it" before the bridge. How '80s.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/1997
Label:
Vagrant Records
UPC:
0601091033023
catalogNumber:
330

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Down by Law   Track Performer
Mr. T Experience   Track Performer
No Use for a Name   Track Performer
Steve Morris   Guitar,Background Vocals
Scott Sheldon   Guitar
Dave Smalley   Guitar,Vocals
Tom DeLonge   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Hoppus   Bass,Vocals
Scott "Mad Dog" Raynor   Drums
Bracket   Track Performer
Unwritten Law   Track Performer
Guttermouth   Track Performer
Face to Face   Track Performer
Good Riddance   Track Performer
Automatic 7   Track Performer
Jughead's Revenge   Track Performer
blink-182   Track Performer
Rob Kurth   Drums
Matt Riddle   Bass,Background Vocals
Tony Sly   Guitar,Vocals
Trever Keith   Guitar,Vocals
Brain   Bass
Frank   Guitar,Vocals
Chad Yaro   Guitar,Background Vocals
Rory Koff   Drums
Nic Nifoussi   Bass
Luke Pabich   Guitar
Chuck Platt   Bass,Background Vocals
Scott Shiflett   Bass,Background Vocals
Danny Westman   Drums
Wade Youman   Drums,Background Vocals
Sam Williams   Guitar
Scott Russo   Vocals
Mark Adkins   Vocals
Rob Brewer   Guitar
John Bell   Bass
Russ Rankin   Vocals
Steve Rapp   Bass
Joe Doherty   Vocals
Larry ?   Rhythm Guitar
Jake Jackson   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Conroy   Composer
David Fenton   Composer
Jim Goodwin   Engineer
Ryan Greene   Engineer
Robbie Grey   Composer
Joe Marquez   Engineer
Gary McDowell   Composer
Stephen Walker   Composer
Kevin Army   Engineer
Andrew Lenoski   Art Direction
Richard Brown   Composer
Don Lithgow   Engineer
Jeff Bridges   Engineer

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