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Married over 15 years & love all types/genres of music, though the root of what I listen to most is punk/alternative/indie. Always open to new music & have much respect for all musicians/lovers of music. And you people that think getting signed is "selling out" - just get over it & get over yourselves, if you are a fan then you should be happy that your band that just "sold out" can quit waiting tables, pushing a mop, etc. & can now afford/commit to play music full time.

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  1. "Like a rock, like a planet, like a fucking atom bomb!" Best intro lyric ever recorded by Mr. Greg Graffin of Bad Religion.

  2. All knit-picking aside, I think you missed the point of this editorial. (i.e. bands of the era, not necessarily when they "formed/became a band.") NOFX may have formed in the 80's, but are considered 90's era punk, same can be said for the Offspring. Bad Religion - formed in the 80's, but made their biggest impact in the 90's. You seem to be splitting hairs and missing the point of the story. Just sayin'

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome revalation about 80′s punk, as I feel EXACTLY the same way! I am a 38-year-old punk rock dad, who feels nothing but disdain for the punk scene of the 1980′s. Don’t get me wrong, mucho respect for those musicians, but I was only 10 years old in 1985….my journey into “college” rock as it was called then, began in the late 80′s with R.E.M., U2, Depeche Mode, The Pixies, Dead Milkmen, Ministry, etc. And then later, Primus, Helmet, Faith No More, L7, Tool and so on… A girl in my 9th or 10th grade English class gave me a copy of Green Day’s “Kerplunk”, which then introduced me to Bad Religion’s “Generator,” ALL’s “Percolator,” NOFX’s “White Trash…”, Pennywise’s self-titled, and so on…. I will take melody with my punk rock any day of the week!!! It doesn’t mean that I don’t have respect for Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, etc. Each of those bands have their merits and a song here, a song there that I have enjoyed. But I still love my Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Rise Against, Pennywise, etc. the BEST!!! And yes, even Green day! For me, the 90′s punk scene will always hold a special place within my heart because those bands I just mentioned spoke to me unlike any music I have ever connected with before. Today, my musical tastes take me wherever…..whether that be Dropkick Murphys, Alkaline Trio, Tijuana Sweetheart, Fantomas, whatever. Music is my passion, and I make no apologies for the music I enjoy & think is great! Isn’t that what being “Punk” is all about……screw you, this is what I like!??? Thank you Dying Scene for allowing your staff editorials such as this! Your site is amazing! Jason

  4. 80s-punk 05/16/2013 3:05 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome revalation about 80's punk, as I feel EXACTLY the same way! I am a 38-year-old punk rock dad, who feels nothing but disdain for the punk scene of the 1980's. Don't get me wrong, mucho respect for those musicians, but I was only 10 years old in 1985....my journey into "college" rock as it was called then, began in the late 80's with R.E.M., U2, Depeche Mode, The Pixies, Dead Milkmen, Ministry, etc. And then later, Primus, Helmet, Faith No More, L7, Tool and so on... A girl in my 9th or 10th grade English class gave me a copy of Green Day's "Kerplunk", which then introduced me to Bad Religion's "Generator," ALL's "Percolator," NOFX's "White Trash...", Pennywise's self-titled, and so on.... I will take melody with my punk rock any day of the week!!! It doesn't mean that I don't have respect for Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, etc. Each of those bands have their merits and a song here, a song there that I have enjoyed. But I still love my Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Rise Against, Pennywise, etc. the BEST!!! And yes, even Green day! For me, the 90's punk scene will always hold a special place within my heart because those bands I just mentioned spoke to me unlike any music I have ever connected with before. Today, my musical tastes take me wherever.....whether that be Dropkick Murphys, Alkaline Trio, Tijuana Sweetheart, Fantomas, whatever. Music is my passion, and I make no apologies for the music I enjoy & think is great! Isn't that what being "Punk" is all about......screw you, this is what I like!??? Thank you Dying Scene for allowing your staff editorials such as this! Your site is amazing! Jason

  5. EXACTLY! Timeless classic!

  6. You forgot Buck-O-Nine's "Irish Drinking Song!" Perfect tune for St. Paddy's Day!

  7. I must agree to disagree with both the attack & the defense of this album. I was a senior in high school when this album was released & I absolutely fell in love with it. While I don't think it's Green Day's best album (that honor goes to "American Idiot", although "Warning was equally impressive, yet underrated in my most humble opinion)....."Dookie" changed the perception of the Alternative/Punk/Grunge scene(s). Love 'em or hate 'em, Green Day paved the way for pop punk bands everywhere! I agree, it's lyrics now seem juvenile, but at the time of it's release, well.....IT WAS AMAZING! I was a bit disappointed that the deeper cuts from the album were not mentioned (you seriously didn't mention "She" or "F.O.D.")? WTF???!!! I am a 37-year-old father of 3 who still goes to shows & still gets into the pit with the best of them.....Green Day's "Dookie" was my gateway into finding some other great punk bands - Rancid, NOFX, Lagwagon, Pennywise, & more (too many to list here now).....so all that said, "Dookie" is & always will be a classic album. How many other 90's alternative bands are still making a successful living at making music anyway?

  8. You forgot the "Irish Drinking Song" by Buck-O-Nine!!!

  9. AWESOME!!! These guys truly do grow older gracefully. I have seen BR 5 times since seeing them for the first time on 1992's Generator tour and they never disappoint. Thanks for posting this show! Jay