Sunday, January 1, 2012

Weekend Punk Pick: Descendants

It's not too many bands that can boast having both a Phd biochemist and Black Flag's drummer among their alumni. The Descendants were one of the greatest '80s punk bands simply because they didn't pretend to adhere to lame punk cliches. With a motto of "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll minus the sex and drugs," the Descendants bust out immaculate songs about suburban angst and confusion, impending college, life choices, and, of course, girl problems. If you don't think "Clean Sheets" is one of the greatest pop tunes ever penned, you have problems. It's either that or "Sour Grapes."


Perpetual Strife said...

Absolutely love this band. The youthful angst and corny subjects were covered with such sincerity and flare. "I don't Want to Grow Up" is one of my favorite punk records. "Good Good Things" is a personal favorite.

Good looks buddddddd-y.

Andrew Childers said...

do you want bill sperm with that?