Well its definitely been a good couple of weeks for old-school hardcore / punk, with AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget forming XTRMST, and now we’ve got a new video from punk supergroup Only Crime. Formed in 2003, the band features members of Good Riddance and Bane, whilst citing Black Flag as their main influence.
The band’s new single ‘Life Was Fair‘ is taken from their upcoming third studio album, ‘Pursuance‘, which is due out in May.
True story: I once did a University project on The Ramones. Ok, not specifically The Ramones, but punk rock in general. They were one of my main examples though. I even paid homage to the band’s guitarist, Jonny Ramone and bassiest, Dee Dee Ramone at their gravestones in LA’s famous Hollywood Forever cemetery.
This song was a major track in my teenage years though. Mostly from the influence of my older sister (aptly named Suzie). You can probably guess why this became one of her songs of choice.
If you don’t already know who The Ramones are, you’re really missing out. They were one of the seminal punk bands of the 70s, inspiring the likes of The Clash and The Sex Pistols.
Where to start?
There’s plenty of compilation albums to check out. If you’re trying to impress someone though, probably better to start with the band’s original release ‘Ramones’, featuring the awesome tracks ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend’. Go check it..