Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Flashback

Friday Flashback: Retro-Clone Version!

In the spirit of Labyrinth Lord and Swords & Wizardry, I present musical Retro-Clones of that other significant 70s revolution, Punk (yes, D&D was not the only important thing to happen in that decade). After 30 years, these guys GET IT!

First off, I can't resist these French babes and their garage retro Pop-Punk sound, The Plasticines and their rockin' song Loser:



Next, former Blur member Graham Coxon shells out some pure retro PUNK with Freakin' Out:



And, in the Art School CBGBs style, DIG THIS retro Punk from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the effusive Karen O singing Rich (apologies for the audio interruption and cut-off):



The delivery might be updated, but the attitude is what matters, three decades later. Punk will never die.

Have a great retro-freakin-weekend.

~Sham, Quixotic Referee

6 comments:

Amityville Mike said...

This topic reminds me to ask you if you've heard the Teddy Bears' (with Iggy Pop) song "Punkrocker" and, if so, what you thought of it?

Matthew James Stanham said...

Good selection this week, Dave!

le bulette said...

1981 - Kansas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycKvGHia5Ms

:-P

Sham aka Dave said...

Mike: Thanks for directing me to that one, even though it took me a little searching to find the "featuring Iggy Pop" version. It sure sounds familiar, but I don't think I've heard it before. I like it! Actually would've made a decent Retro-Clone take as well. I love old Iggy & the Stooges, particularly their Raw Power LP.

Matthew: Thanks! So many directions I could've gone with this topic.

le bulette: Odd yet intriguing. I like the beer can thrown back at the singer lol.

The Acrobatic Flea said...

Very nice. Hadn't heard of The Plasticines before but as soon as the guitar started I knew I'd love it! Thank you :)

Sham aka Dave said...

My pleasure, Acrobatic Flea.