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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"This is the little stuff" - Discount

Discount's kinda like Crimpshrine. You always hear about how broadly influential they are, but you never hear them unless you come across some beaten-up seven inch in some bumfuck California record store.

However, every female-fronted pop-punk band that isn't emo shitheads like Paramore obviously takes them as an influence. Shit, you can even hear a bit of them in Avril Lavinge, although that's not meant to mean that 1) Discount is douche-y, or 2) Avril is in any way tuned to punk culture.

Discount is yet another greta band from the seemingly bottomless Gainesville, FL, scene, and one that always rules, no matter what release of theirs you have. I was first introduced to them when I was broke in a record store, but could still afford the now legendary Punk Uprisings 2 compilation, which was only a few dollars. Discount appeared on the CD with the song "Clap and Cough," which came to me at the right time. I was going through some legal problems, and a lot of my friends were jumping ship. I still have the lyrics up on my wall in my bedroom in my parents' home; the only person they share wall-quote space with is Abraham Lincoln.

They put out some great albums, one classic (the virtually peerless-within-their-scene Half Fiction) and a million amazing singles and splits. I'm putting only a sampling of the Discount songs I love. If I could, I'd post whole albums and make everyone listen to them. But I'm not Dick Cheney...yet.

PS - Alison's in the Kills now, but don't hold that against her.


Blogger AmyMeacham said...

She's the girl in the Kills? When I saw them at the Earl she looked like a toothpick. I thought their "sexual tension" was too much of an act to be convincing. I heard they stoped touring after that because she collapsed from "exhaustion." (like Britney Spears, I guess. I've read that's the latest euphemism, haha.)

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Blogger Matt Ramone said...

Yeah, it's amazing how hot she got after she stopped being "punk."

10:01 PM

Anonymous DaveyRadon said...

Successfully Delirious has always blown me away. I've always been a huge fan, so big that i think i scared them a little. i wrote the lyrics to S/D in the condensation on the window behind them at the hardback the first time they played there. They treated me like a stalker from then on. i like the Kills, did you hear them in the background in the carchase scene in "Children of Men?" That will be a classic. I think you will come around to the Kills.

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