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Various: Before You Were Punk 2Before You Were Punk 2 (1999)
Vagrant Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: maverickScott
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As if one 80's nostalga comp wasn't enough, Vagrant brings round 2 of your favorite punkers remembering the past. This star-studded comp contains big names such as NOFX, MxPx, The Get Up Kids, and Lagwagon. Maybe it's cause I'm a bit too young, but I don't recall ever hearing half these songs. Th.
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As if one 80's nostalga comp wasn't enough, Vagrant brings round 2 of your favorite punkers remembering the past. This star-studded comp contains big names such as NOFX, MxPx, The Get Up Kids, and Lagwagon. Maybe it's cause I'm a bit too young, but I don't recall ever hearing half these songs. There's only about half the songs that jog my memory on this CD, which are: the Suicide Machines' decent cover of "What I Like About You", the Hippos' quirky, MOOGish-sounding "Our Lips Are Sealed" by the Go Go's, the Bouncing Souls note for note rendition of "Don't You Forget About Me" (seriously, it sounds almost identical to the original; hearing it made me want to go watch "The Breakfast Club" again), the Gotohell's simple punk cover of "Just What I Needed" (I think this song is a staple for any halfway decent punk band to cover at some point in their career), Strung Out's completely horrible version of "Every Breath You Take," and ending the CD there is ALL's weak cover of "Rebel Yell" by the first punker I ever saw on TV, Mr. Billy Idol. I don't know if I should've paid full-price for this, but it is fairly enjoyable, if not for the music then for the hilarious 80's yearbook photos inside.
[taken from A different kind of greatness webzine]

 


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Anonymous (August 22, 2001)

man, this is a great cd. no motiv, bouncing souls and strung out's songs are the best, but the get up kids are also really good for a change.(so are the hippos).- fathead

Anonymous (April 16, 2001)

if that's one of several big gripes I have with punk is too many compilations, bleh and comps always have too much shit with hardly any good stuff on 'em.

fathead (April 15, 2001)

strung ou's song is awesome, much better than the police. they can do no wrong in my eyes.

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