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Song of the Day: “Linoleum” by NOFX

NOFX is a band that, to quote S.T. Erlewine’s review of Punk in Drublic, is “a heavy, speed-addled, hook-conscious post-hardcore punk group.” Although their assault on the eardrums is a little relentless for my tastes, I have listened to a few of their albums to amusement. I also have a deep, abiding love for the band’s…

scotty

Song of the Day: “Scotty Doesn’t Know” by Lustra

There’s always a fuzzy line between tasteless and hilarious (just ask It’s Always Sunny, the essence of that line). Somewhere in the ten years or so since I first heard “Scotty Doesn’t Know,” it’s flipped from one side of that line to the other. Maybe it’s just because I’m married, but the premise of someone bragging to a boyfriend that…

sheena

Song of the Day: “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” by The Ramones

I know they’re basically the urtext of the genre, but, to my ears, The Ramones don’t sound like a punk band. They’re much closer to what we we’d call garage rock two decades later. While they reject pretense and overbearing complexity as punk bands are supposed to — and they play shit fast, of course — the anger and…