Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Punk rawk explosion zine teen lyfe

Much like a deadbeat dad, I have abandoned you, my sweet, innocent #WWA children. I have left you hanging for the past couple weeks...but I am here today to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, it is time to man up and provide you your much needed punk (and punkish!) rock nourishment.

This week I take you on a stroll down (certainly not your) memory lane, highlighting some bands I discovered back in the day when I was really into this goofy ass French zine.

Whether it's a gothy drum machine-driven tune from Bérurier Noir, a street punk anthem courtesy of Les Sales Majestés, or some Rites of Spring-inspired melodic hardcore from DC's very own Trial By Fire, this playlist will have you Zidane headbuttin' all day long. So, get out your French/English dictionary, pour yourself a Kronenbourg 1664, and LISTEN NOW:

Liner notes:

Here's the Spotify link for those of you stuck in your middle and high school years


  • 1Je suis fou by Les Betteraves
  • 2J'ai perdu mes mains by Guerilla Poubelle
  • 3Dodgedart 69 by The Dontcares
  • 4El Vals del Obrero by Ska-P
  • 5The Story of Bonnie and Clyde by The Astro Zombies
  • 6Macron by Les Sales Majestes
  • 7Vivre Libre ou Mourir by Berurier Noir
  • 8Mort aux cons by Tagada Jones
  • 9To whom it may redeem by Trial by Fire
  • 10Jean-Pierre Ramone by Ludwig Von 88
  • 11Cynical Song by Tastes like chicken

I couldn't find any clips or images from the actual Punk Rawk Explosion zines, but I DID find some images of the cover art for the accompanying CDs:

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Here's that incredible album Ringing In the Dawn, courtesy of hometown DC melodic hardcore band Trial By Fire. Where are you?! Why didn't you make more awesome music????

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Catch ya dopes later!

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