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May 2nd, 2008
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Friday Five
Top Five Favorite Post Punk Bands
1 The Chameleons
2 Joy Division
3 Mission Of Burma
4 Fugazi
5 Killing Joke

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From:coburnsteeth
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
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I'll have to go the Minneapolis route with this one...

1. The Replacements
2. Husker Du
3. The Magnolias
4. Minutemen
5. Bad Brains
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
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My only argument would be Husker Du and Bad Brains, they aren't post punk. Husker Du almost made my favorite punk bands list.

Edited at 2008-05-02 01:12 pm (UTC)
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From:coburnsteeth
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I go with post punk as starting in the 80's but keeping that late 70's feel and attitude. Bad Brains and Husker were very political and noisy and fast while The Replacments were lazy and sloppy and self loathing. I love it all!
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Bad Brains started in 77, Husker in 79. BB were right in the middle of the hardcore movement in DC. The Replacements started in 79, but I never really thought they had much to do with punk. Yeah I know the earlier records were harder edged, but they were always a Kink-esque rock band.
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From:coburnsteeth
Date:May 2nd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
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It's always semantics with you! ;p

I think the "mats" were very punk. 1983's Hootenanny is a better example of a self destructive force than "Never Mind the Bollocks" ever was!
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
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I love the Replacements, but I wouldn't call them any more of a punk band than say The Jam (probably my all time favorite band, depending on my mood). It was a matter of the right place at the right time, and the current style let them get the notice they deserved. Sure there are punk elements to what how they started, but the transcended the genre.
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From:wormquartet
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Fugazi was awesome. Particularly their last three albums.

-=ShoEboX=-
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
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Their music got denser and denser and denser ... I'm a big fan. I need to pick up the stuff I don't have.
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From:strawberry83
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
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I had no idea your musical tastes were as strange as mine. :)

P.S. In college I had a teacher who was a member of Killing Joke (Martin Atkins).
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
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I describe my record collection as "From Abba To Zappa". You name it, I probably listen to it.

COOL, and Martin was involved with a lot more bands than just Killing Joke, including being a member of Public Image.
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From:strawberry83
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Indeed he was. He was a cool teacher too....I helped him edit his latest book, Tour Smart.

I actually took a class called "From Chant to Zappa: Music Through the Ages" lol.
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From:tony_goldmark
Date:May 2nd, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Did you go to Columbia College Chicago?

Because if so, I took that EXACT SAME CLASS, and I got REALLY pissed off at the end, because Zappa hadn't been mentioned ONCE. The instructor got us up to the 20th century, then said "Well, you all already know enough about 20th century music."
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From:strawberry83
Date:May 4th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
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I did go to Columbia College! But I had an older lady teaching that class, and while she glossed over the "later" music-I believe she did mention Zappa (might have even been the last day). :)
From:jer_
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
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I literally can't argue with ANY of these. I also like that you steered clear of the obvious ones, like The Cure, The Psychedelic Furs, Nick Cave, Siouxie, etc.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE the Furs ... but they lose me about halfway through album 4.
From:jer_
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
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That is a good point, although I think I'd call it a day around "Forever Now", back again by "Book of Days" only to re-lose me after the B-sides album whose name I can't recall (but I'm willing to wager has the phrase B-Sides in it)
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
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I like about half of Mirror Moves.

Forever Now is the best of the lot. Is there really a better post punk song President Gas?
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From:trifleresplende
Date:May 3rd, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
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What about Gang of Four or Echo and the Bunnymen? All five of these bands kick ass, but I'd take them over Killing Joke any day.
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From:trifleresplende
Date:May 3rd, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, and R.E.M.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 4th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
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I love the first Echo record, and really can't stand the rest. I've never liked Gang Of Four much and I don't really know why. They just never grabbed me. I consider REM to be part of the next generation, post-post-punk I suppose. Their first 4 or 5 records are some of my favorites.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 4th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
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And how did you wander in here? we have no friends or interests in common.
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From:trifleresplende
Date:May 6th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
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Ah, we do have similar interests, I just deliberately replaced them all with "tats".
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