Milo Goes To College defines pop punk for me, frankly. You could make an argument for the Buzzcocks and probably convince me, but that Descendents album is basically where you can source the 1994 punk breaking again, Epitaph/Fat Wreck bands, and even the later shit like Good Charlotte or whatever. Just a perfect combination of hardcore, punk, and hating girls for being into some jerk instead of you.
Most of the original punk bands had a pop sensibility, whether the Descendents' nerd-pop or the Ramones' bubblegum-beachrock, but they maintained the attitude that has become more akin with hardcore these days. My issues with a lot of 'modern' pop punk stem from a fundamental philosophical break from the idea of rebellion (regardless of image) vs conformity.
Thanks for the additions abrown0718. Love me some Tribe and Tony Stark.
My most recent purchase which has been getting repeated plays. It inspires me to post more great metal.
I prefer studio LPs to live albums, production quality usually suffers and they almost never live up to capturing the live experience. That said, here are some that I absolutely love.
id like to add a few on here,so many iconic live albums
^starting with this, imo the abslute GOAT live album, Jerry Lee and some little pick up band absolutely burning the fucking house down the same little club the Beatles started in, totally loose and crazed sounding, you can hear Jerry constantly going faster and faster and the band trying to keep up, highly recomended if you like early rock n roll at all.
was almost gonna start adding well known bootlegs too but id be here all fucking night lol.
Good stuff Hanoi Cheyenne. Big fan of If You Want Blood, It's Alive and San Quentin. Will probably check out JLL based on your description. Quick anecdote, the E-Street albums were the first 'boxed-set' my father ever purchased back when they were initially released and were the records that made me understand the talent of the people working behind 'the boss'. Steven Van Zandt in particular shines.
I'll play this one a little loosey goosey as it's totally open to interpretation/perspective. Albums from artist that pushed the limits of acceptability, changed social norms and thought outside the box whether through composition, image or both.
- Favourite ever live album, good idea, and one I don't really touch on often. Have to give it to..
Neil Young's Time Fades Away.
Absolutely love this album. The first in the so-called Ditch Trilogy, it may be my favourite period for his work. Young himself seems to hate it, saying he felt he had the wrong band, playing songs the crowd weren't interested in, and just generally sounding like he had headed for the nearest ditch. Maybe that's what makes it so interesting to me.
Maybe one day it'll get an official re-release, but for now, download it (or spend $200 on the original LP), and listen to it through headphones on a cold, rainy day. Can't beat it.
the Ditch trilogy
As my own sainted father once told me
"Son, there are times in a young mans life when nothing will do but a beer, a joint and a Neil Young album"
On the Beach would be my personal fave.
----------------------------------------- Unholy Black Metal the early-ish years
Sorry Blarg, I don't really know a whole lot of electronic music. Love Daft Punk's Homework though.
Daft Punk's Homework is a great album for sure. Back in grade school, my friends were obsessed with "Around the World" and "Da Funk", couldn't help but get into it lol
My list is an acquired taste for sure, but if you want to step outside your comfort zone, i'd say check out the first entry on my list "Younger Brother - Last days of Gravity". For me, it really is the album that set the bar in terms of how I viewed electronic music. The album artwork was designed by Storm Thorgerson which is the guy that designed most of Pink Floyd's album art. Not surprising, this album seems to draw inspiration from Pink Floyd, while remaining extremely distinctive.