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Before You Were Punk
Various Artists
Before You Were Punk
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Before You Were Punk
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vagrant Records
Original Release Date: 5/27/1997
Re-Release Date: 3/11/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 601091033023

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Finally, tasteful punk
Link | 09/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When you can't find a hit song of your own use somebody elses. This CD is a collection of 80's hits redone by some of your favorite punk bands. But this is different. Instead of the hard core misconstrewing of your favorite songs, these bands have done it tastefully. Granted they will never be as good as the originals, but this album unites the 80's jumper wearers and the spike haired punks onto a plain of nirvana. AH! This is an album, however, that both can enjoy. One of the best ways to revive a song is to cover it, and these bands can be commended for doing an excellent job."
Who is the genius that thought of this?
Stephanie | Atlanta, GA | 05/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the GREATEST CD EVER! Whoever thought you could mix up punk and new wave! The two greatest genres of all time, on one CD! They picked the best songs to put on this album, esapecially the cover of "867-5309," which is the very very best song on the disc, as well as the covers of "goody two shoes" and "turning japanese" and "pretty in pink" and "crash" ! This is the best album ever! Buy it! I assure you, you WON'T be disappointed!"
Fun for the 80's Dwellers
David J. Berault | Chicago, IL USA | 09/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you remember the eighties, which you should, you will enjoy this album. As a punk fan and a 80's retro freak I was delighted by the songs and the way they were redone for this cd. The songs are all old standby favorites and the bands who cover them are some of the brightest stars in modern punk pop. If you are a fan of bands such as MXPX then this album will fit into your collection well. If you are more of a Minor Threat listener you will be better off skipping this one. Grab this one and think of the years gone by when a mullet was still cool. If you feel real retro grap a copy on old will that make you feel?!"