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DaVo's Favorite Punk Bands #-Z

DaVo's Favorite Punk Bands #-Z

I haven't done one of these in June and the main reason is because I've been listening in a manner I haven't done in years. In my twenties once a year I would sit down and listen my complete music collection in alphabetical order. One of the main reasons I did it was to refresh my memory or rediscover something I bought and then overlook. Now don't get me wrong it was always a challenge, often filled with annoyance and speculation over why I had wasted my money on this record or that.  However, often it was like stepping back in time and reconnecting with old friend. 

 

2013 Punk Rock Summer

2013 Punk Rock Summer

Since it has reach that too hot for only mad dogs and Englishman to got out in the mid day sun, I decided to do a playlist of songs that even in the darkest day of an Iowa February of Summer. Yeah I know it is a bit lazy and really the songs may seem a bit disjointed but what do you want from me it's hot!

 

30 Killed By Death Songs

30 Killed By Death Songs

For Punk Rock the late 80s was an odd time. the scene had all but burned itself out and suddenly record collectors suddenly began to pay attention to the countless rare records the movement produced. Around 89 a series of bootlegs began to appear in record stores. The bootleg complications were called Killed By Death and featured recordings of the records which most of which were long out of print and expensive. Allowing a completely new group of collectors to hear parts of records they had never heard and driving the demand and prices even higher.

 

Yo Positive Hardcore Playlist

Yo Positive Hardcore Playlist

Coming into the punk rock in the mid 80s was a blessing and a curse. I have to admit I felt a little late to the party. As I pored over countless fanzines, books and just about everything that I could get my hands on, I found that a majority of the bands that I felt I related to the most had either burned out, broken up or moved on. Which made their records harder and harder to find. To add to that Des Moines seemed to have been massively infected with the Yo Pos/Posi/Straight Edge movement.

Women of Punk

Women of Punk

It only took attending a couple of Hardcore Punk shows to realize like most of my teenage interests like BMX, Skateboarding and petty vandalism, I had once again found another interest that would insure that I had limited female contact. To say that by the mid 80s Hardcore punk had done its level best to turn into a male bounding sausage fest. Punk Rock wasn't hip, it wasn't socially attempted and a majority of those involved tended to be a bit anti-social. 

 

25 Great Punk Bass Lines

25 Great Punk Bass Lines

My son Quinn has been taking bass lessons for a while now. Last summer I had fitted out an Agent Orange skateboard deck that Paul had given him and figured that he should know who Agent Orange was and sounded like. He got rather hooked on the band and some of the first songs he learned on his bass were their songs. During one Monday night ride home from his lesson, he asked if there were any other bands like Agent Orange he might like.

 

20 2 Tone Songs Spotify Playlist

20 2 Tone Songs Spotify Playlist

I know it's March and everyone is excepting another Irish playlist but I did that last year and really have nothing new to add. If you are looking for St Patrick's Day music check out 21 Irish Songs. Also you might want to check out the new Tossers - The Emerald City out now. Also you might want to check out my old bands the Have Nots 1996 Demo now on Spotify and for sale as a Digital Download at all the normal places.

Punk Rock Love Songs

Punk Rock Love Songs

As I stood in line at the store looking over the thousand Valentine's day merchandise that flooded the place, a realization came to me, at the age of 43 there has only been a hand full of VDs that I wasn't in fact single. Call it luck or maybe planned but there have been only a few times that I have in fact did the whole Valentine's Day thing. It always seemed that we either broke up right before or something came up.