Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 5

Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 5

     
 

There was a time when five dollars was, at many record stores, the going rate for new albums. That was back in the mid-'70s -- when Epitaph sold its Punk-O-Rama compilations for $4.99 in the '90s and early 2000s, that price was, to use Epitaph's words, "ridiculously cheap." It's called inflation; what was the going rate for new albums in 1975 was considered aSee more details below

Overview

There was a time when five dollars was, at many record stores, the going rate for new albums. That was back in the mid-'70s -- when Epitaph sold its Punk-O-Rama compilations for $4.99 in the '90s and early 2000s, that price was, to use Epitaph's words, "ridiculously cheap." It's called inflation; what was the going rate for new albums in 1975 was considered a "ridiculously cheap" discount rate by '90s and early 2000s standards. Of course, even $4.99 would be a rip-off if Punk-O-Rama compilations were dominated by weak or inferior material, but as a rule, they are decent. Released in 2000, Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 5 is no exception. Not everything on this 28-song CD is a masterpiece, but most of the material is decent. Like other Punk-O-Rama discs, Vol. 5 does not cater to punk purists 100 percent of the time. Most of the tracks are straight-ahead punk, but some are really alternative rock with a punk influence -- and that certainly doesn't make them bad. Death By Stereo's "Lookin' Out for #1," Vision's "Close Minded," and All's "Problematic" are pure punk, while "Refused Are Fucking Dead" by Refused illustrates punk's influence on alternative rock. Meanwhile, "Hold It Down" by Madball and "Happy" by Straight Faced are essentially alternative metal -- that is, alternative metal with a strong punk influence. Although this CD's alterna-rock and alterna-metal offerings weren't recorded with punk purists in mind, they do show how the energy and aggression of punk has had a positive affect on a variety of rock. Is Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 5 perfect? No, but it's generally enjoyable -- and at $4.99, the 73-minute disc is a bargain.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2000
Label:
Epitaph / Ada
UPC:
0045778658824
catalogNumber:
86588

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Agnostic Front   Track Performer
All   Track Performer
Dwarves   Track Performer
NOFX   Track Performer
Pennywise   Track Performer
Vision   Track Performer
Rancid   Track Performer
Madball   Track Performer
Voodoo Glow Skulls   Track Performer
New Bomb Turks   Track Performer
Guttermouth   Track Performer
H2O   Track Performer
Pulley   Track Performer
Refused   Track Performer
Bouncing Souls   Track Performer
98 Mute   Track Performer
Satanic Surfers   Track Performer
Zeke   Track Performer
Millencolin   Track Performer
Straight Faced   Track Performer
Union 13   Track Performer
Dropkick Murphys   Track Performer
Death by Stereo   Track Performer
Bombshell Rocks   Track Performer
Osker   Track Performer
Beatsteaks   Track Performer
Hives   Track Performer
(International) Noise Conspiracy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Eddy Schreyer   Mastering
Ernestine Smith   Composer
James Johnson   Composer

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