Best Punk Albums (80-84): Voting Time!
by Michele Christopher
We have moved on. We have passed the 70's and now we are in the early 80's. Reagan is shot. Lennon is shot. The Pope is shot. A space shuttle blows up. Hardcore takes hold in surburbia. We dropped the London stuff and the New York stuff. We hit suburbia. We branched out and this took hold. Punk wasn't in the big cities anymore. Well, it was, but it wasn't focused anywhere. Punk was now from everywhere. Although it was still small, it was growing. Fast. It was back. This was when it broke into garage sets, backyard parties and basements. This is when it all changed. Forget the past cause nothing lasts. See some die. See shallow lies. No going back. No going home. Let's find what happens next. Ride with us.
Welcome to the poll of the Best Punk Album of the early 80's. We (well, you) are compiling a list of punk records from every decade. The 70's are done. This is 80-84. We will keep going on each decade. When this is over we will have five records. We will put these five in a poll. And you will decide who and which album was the best of all time. Why did we break the 80's up? Cause we have over 60 in just the first few years. So we had to. This is when punk rock exploded. This is the time when everything came alive. So many different types, so little time. This was the era that took everything into all you see now. So, well, we kinda got bombed here with nominations. Have fun on the vote and remember, if your favorite record isn't here, it's your fault. We gave up a long time ago and sat back to eat chili dogs and smoke cheap cigars.
Have fun and vote as much as you like. The Ramones took the 70's. What will take the early 80's? You decide. Remember what we said the last time. When we quoted Spongebob or something. Fun. Something about fun. And something about not letting your album lose out just because someone had more passion for clicking a mouse in the name of their favorite band than you did. It's all about the click. And fun.
Check it out. We'll be back later in the morning to open the nominations for the second half of the 80's. Meanwhile, rock the vote here.
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