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Desc:An odd title choice.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Arts
Tags:Punk, 90s, confusion, wrong word, semantics
Submitted:urbanelf
Date:01/13/15
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spikestoyiu - 2015-01-13
I'm not going to pretend like I don't love most of these songs but holy shit are they way off-base with just about everything here.

Five for the wigs.
Candlejackv616 - 2015-01-13
Before watching this, looking at the description, I thought "can't be that bad", it was and it was worth the watch. I was dying when Chains of Love popped up.

Explodotron - 2015-01-13
This is basically the play list of a local station I listen to (104.1 Jack FM). I didn't realize I was such a huge fan of punk.

All my stars for "Jeopardy" by the Greg Kihn Band.
Cena_mark - 2015-01-13
Huey Luis and the News and Mickie seemed a tad off. I'm sure some marketing dork needed to come up with a name for some 80s compilation and figured Punk was some sort of 80s thing.

infinite zest - 2015-01-13
I used to know one of those marketing dorks (even though he's a really nice guy), whose biggest claim to fame was signing The Knack to Capitol. He was part of the KROQ/Slash/Twintone scene and thought that The Knack might be a good babystep for punk to enter the mainstream. Not so much.

That guy - 2015-01-13
HUEY IS SINGING ABOUT DRUGS
ALBUM IS LEGIT

Scrimmjob - 2015-01-13
Poopy Dupey.
Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-13
I love every one of those songs, except for maybe Jeopardy and Human (the WORST Human League song). This is hilarious though, great find!
spikestoyiu - 2015-01-14
It might be a tough sell at this point, but I'm begging you to re-think your stance on "Jeopardy" because it's kind of a great song. That synth hook (especially once it takes center stage during the breakdown, which is pretty hard), handclaps, a good solo, and of course that video, which creeped me the fuck out when I was a kid.

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-14
Ahh I can give it another shot I guess. The scariest video when I was a little kid was probably Everlasting Love by Howard Jones, because Mummies terrified me.

spikestoyiu - 2015-01-15
Howard Jones is also great. I don't remember that video though. I'll take care of that today.

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-15
It's realllly silly, mummies getting ice cream together and stuff. But the costumes and mummies walking around on streets just absolutely terrified me. I was terrified by the Electric Grandmother too though... and still am.

infinite zest - 2015-01-13
Love and Rockets, Nick Lowe and Devo are the only three bands on here that I'd associate with Punk.
Old_Zircon - 2015-01-13
Punk as fuck
That guy - 2015-01-13
I remember a time when the definition of punk got stretched to include some of the harsher new wave type of sounds, but this is stretched to the maxxx!!!

Old_Zircon - 2015-01-13
I never noticed before how hard Bowie ripped off the hook from "Human" for the ballroom song in Labyrinth. Stars for that, dupe or not.
Kid Fenris - 2015-01-13
I like the insinuation that all of these artists each had only one or two good songs.
EvilHomer - 2015-01-14
Is this real? This was just a bit of clever video editing, surely?
themilkshark - 2015-01-14
wake up sheep, it's REAL

spikestoyiu - 2015-01-14
FALSE FLAG

Killer Joe - 2015-01-14
"You know what makes me mad? Certainly not adult contemporary!"
"Yeah!"
Discordia - 2015-01-14
I grew up in the armpit of California near Chowchilla. In Grammar School/Jr. High I hated "Punk" and only listened to Maiden, Priest, Motorhead, etc. Then one day I was in the mall at Musicland and decided to buy Black Flag's Damaged. I was immediately converted.

In those days Punk was considered to be DEVO, Blondie, Men at Work and the Flying Lizards. At least in the assbackward town I lived in.

I also was inspired by PTL club expose on the evils of punk rock which had live footage of TSOL, Circle Jerks, etc.
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