Tuesday 14 May 2013

May 14th - OVER IT because pop punk stinks nowadays by comparison

WELCOME TO (((((OPEN mind SATURATED brain)))))'s fourteenth official post! The MP3 mix for May is linked from May 1st's post.

This post's artist is from the April 2013 Mix, this is track #18:

Trying to explain to my wife why pop-punk was so important in the late 90s is taxing, to say the least. Does anyone else remember when listening to punk music meant guys with horrible voices, and the cream of the crop vocally was Fat Mike? Those were different times. In the late 90s there was a surge of crunchy and catchy punk that anchored itself around strong vocalists who knew what a melody was. Bands that peaked my interest were The Ataris, Saves the DayNew Found Glory, The Stryder and The June Spirit - primarily.

I know pop-punk seems to be having quite the resurgence thanks to the likes of The Wonder Years, Joyce Manor and The Story So Far. I can kind of get into these bands, but they've got nothing on those pioneers from almost 15 years ago that learned how to sing before protools was a staple in the music industry.

OVER IT was, in my opinion, at the forefront of this movement. Unfortunately, a lot of their stuff is hard to find, especially online. I have posted the full 'Hindsight is 20/20' EP because people should have access to this stuff. I am awaiting 2 more cds in the mail (which I heard 10 years ago and absolutely loved) and will post them once I make mp3s.

1999 - Over It cd

2000 - The Ready Series cd  (PURCHASE HERE)

2001 - Hindsight is 20/20 cd (download here)

2002 - Timing is Everything cd (PURCHASE HERE)

2002 - Split cd w/My Captain

2005 - Split 7" w/Punchline

2005 - Silverstrand cd

2006 - Outer Banks cd
OVER IT - Frictionless (audio link to youtube)

OVER IT - Hindsight is Always 20/20 FULL DOWNLOAD from zippyshare. You're welcome.

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