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.. NEVER DID A POPULAR THING... COULDN'T SELL OUT A TELEPHONE BOOTH... THE PROUD... THE FEW... THE DESCENDENTS With that tongue-in-cheek battle cry, the nerdsome foursome declared their war against mediocrity. Fueled by the omni-ambitious doctrine of ALL (not ALL the band...that comes later. ALL the concept based on THE TOTAL EXTENT, the peak of pinnacles) and a series of caffeine binges, the essences of pop and punk were percolated together in a way that has yet to be recreated, though many have died trying. Ranks of sympathetic adolescents, previously excluded from the ferocious world of punk rock, followed the sound. They boldly strapped on their glasses, wiped their noses on their sleeves, and launched into the slam pit chanting the Descendents' refrain "I'M NOT A LOSER" like a mantra. In 1978 the Descendents formed under their common credo of fishing, girls, and velocity. Existing briefly as a power trio, the LA-based group released the 7" single "Ride the Wild" before recruiting a certain crop-haired honors' class geek cum heart-throb (enter MILO--see ubiquitous illustration) on vocals. They released the "Fat" EP in 1981, the only record in the Descendents expansive catalog that does not contain a single love song. The quintessential Descendents album, "Milo Goes to College," hit local record stores in 1982. It's fusion of catchy melody with raw, spastic energy (henceforward known as "power pop", "melodic hardcore," or the ever popular "pop punk"), caused the Los Angeles Times to write "perfect for the little guy who was ever called a nerd and never got the girl. The Chain Saw pop combined with earthy humor conveys what is often an inarticulate rage." In 1982, Milo was seduced by the fast-track lifestyle of biochemistry and left for college. Bill enrolled as full-time drummer with Redondo Beach punk founders BLACK FLAG on a global mission to play every town with electricity. For two lean years, the world was without Descendents. Then in 1985 Milo and Bill returned to again unleash the roar of the overstimulated, lovelorn dweeb. The band released the "I Don't Want to Grow Up" LP, replete with lots of mushy "girl-songs". Rigorous touring ensued. 1986's "Enjoy!" LP again broke new ground--not only as an archetype for the pop-punk genre, but more importantly as the first recording to make musical use of hi-fidelity stereophonic flatulence. Now available in full digital clarity! Each new Descendents record pushed further into the outer-envelope of ALL-ness: better, stronger, faster. The guitar/bass tandem of Stephen and Karl had what music teachers and Hit Parader Magazine refer to as "killer chops"--that is to say, they wailed. In 1987 the band released its magnum opus "ALL" album (including the All-O-gistics--a set of commandments useful in achieving ALL). Rigorous touring ensued. Two raging live albums were recorded, "Liveage" and "Hallraker." The Descendents became legendary on the underground all-ages circuit they relentlessly toured, but continued to fall below the mainstream radar. In case the 1980's are either a blur or a playground memory, here are a few highlights: Reaganomics, Rubick's Cube, Members Only jackets, Duran Duran, and Motley Crue. MTV and radio were clogged with glam metal and dancy new wave, while Punk Rock remained a strictly volunteer proposition. The Descendents were self-managed and produced their own albums on a shoestring budget. It was an old jones for biochemistry that lured Milo away from the band. In 1987 he hung up his microphone cord to pursue further education. But much questing was left to do in pursuit of ALL-ness; they'd come too far to turn back. With Milo's departure came a sort of rebirth. Bill, Karl, and Stephen re-christened their entity under a new name, enlisting a new vocalist and renewing the eternal crusade. The only name that fit, of course, was ALL. Thus an alter-ego was created. The live albums, "Liveage" and "Hallraker," would stand as the Descendents' definitive and culminated sound, while ALL blazed onward, releasing eight amazing (and still self-produced) albums between 1988 and 1995. Fronted by singer Chad Price, the ALL touring machine left no continent uninvaded, spreading the tenets of ALL and at the same time introducing new kids to the Descendents legacy. The legend still grew and people were buying more ALL and Descendents records than ever. On an undisclosed date in 1996, deemed by some as Science's Finest Hour, Milo hung up his lab coat and the Descendents began work on a new LP. Produced by Bill and Stephen at the band's own studio in Ft. Collins, CO (aptly dubbed The Blasting Room), "Everything Sucks" picks up EXACTLY where the Descendents left off. The tracks "Everything Sucks," "This Place," and "Coffee Mug" are classic Descendents, raging along at the speed of sound, while "I'm the One", "Sick-O-Me," and "She Loves Me" are anthems of the "girl-song" milieu. All new material, all original members. Milo and the boys sound stronger than ever.

Genre: Punk

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Songs in der Playlist

9th & Walnut (2021)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
Baby Doncha Know 14.05.2021 27.10.2022 34
Crepe Suzette 31.07.2021 15.09.2022 29
Glad All Over 11.08.2021 29.09.2022 22
Grudge 27.07.2021 25.08.2022 23
I Need Some 31.07.2021 31.12.2022 29
I'm Shaky 30.07.2021 03.01.2023 18
It's A Hectic World 01.08.2021 03.12.2022 20
It's My Hair 10.08.2021 03.03.2023 24
Like The Way I Know 10.07.2021 20.03.2023 25
Lullaby 15.08.2021 28.01.2023 27
Mohicans 24.08.2021 08.07.2022 21
Nightage 07.06.2021 20.01.2023 15
Ride The Wild 29.08.2021 04.02.2023 18
Sailor's Choice 02.08.2021 15.02.2023 22
Tired Of Being Tired 08.08.2021 16.09.2022 29
To Remember 19.08.2021 26.12.2022 20
Yore Disgusting 09.08.2021 11.10.2022 23
You Make Me Sick 01.08.2021 10.01.2023 34

That's The Breaks (2021)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
That's The Breaks 30.01.2021 08.11.2022 28

Hypercaffium Spazzinate (2016)

Song erster Stream letzer Stream Anzahl
Beyond The Music 14.08.2016 12.12.2022 41
Comeback Kid 04.08.2016 10.03.2023 57
Feel This 01.08.2016 21.10.2022 67
Fighting Myself 07.08.2016 29.10.2022 51
Full Circle 16.08.2016 26.04.2022 51
Human Being 02.08.2016 10.12.2022 62
Limiter 07.08.2016 28.05.2022 44
No Fat Burger 01.08.2016 03.03.2023 57
On Paper 21.08.2016 16.12.2022 55
Shameless Halo 11.08.2016 30.07.2022 51
Smile 04.08.2016 12.09.2022 48
Spineless And Scarlet Red 03.08.2016 23.10.2022 43
Tesosterone 11.08.2016 27.10.2022 65
Victim Of Me 15.06.2016 17.03.2023 66
We Got Defeat 01.08.2016 18.03.2023 51
Without Love 28.07.2016 22.02.2023 60