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The oldest punk rock bands ever

As the generation gap is constantly widening between us and the latest generation of punk rockers, we need to find solace in comparing ourselves to bands that are even older than us. This list doesn’t include novelty punk rock acts featuring very old people, such as One Foot In The Grave, or Team Spider, it’s more like a longest running punk band list with some special considerations.
The rules: bands first got points for active years, then they got penalty points for losing key members, releasing less than 10 albums, or releasing non-punk stuff, or received a bonus point for featuring an extra old member. Obviously, we didn’t consider bands here that reformed without any key members just to perform at the Holidays In The Sun festival. Here’s the list: Continue reading

20,000 listeners on last.fm

As of today, we have exactly 20,000 listeners on last.fm, which sounds pretty good, even if a lot of these people have probably just heard one song on the radio. (The average listener has listened to 4 Bankrupt songs.) Our most popular album is Shorter Than Danny DeVito with 15,220 listeners, and it contains our 2 biggest last.fm hits: Record Store Renegade (5,524 listeners) and 18 Now (4,386 listeners). Each of these songs is more popular than any other Bankrupt album: Bad Hair Day has 3,364 listeners, Rocket to Riot City has 2,526, Listen has 1,191, and Razor Wires And Neon Lights has only 688 (it deserves more). Continue reading

100 Club to be closed down

Four years after CBGB closed down, it seems another legendary punk venue will disappear soon. The 100 Club, which was the cradle of the ’77 London punk scene, is facing closure at the end of the year as the owners are unable to pay the radically raised rent. Punk rock legend Mick Jones (of The Clash) and numerous other musicians are looking for ways to save it, and there’s a Facebook protest group too, but the odds of saving the 100 Club don’t seem too high, unfortunately. John Robb of Goldblade summed up on the NME website perfectly why this would be a great loss for anyone into punk rock. Continue reading

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