Punk Goes 80's

Punk Goes 80's


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Punk Goes 80's is a cute idea for a comp. Not very punk, not very original, but very cute and fun. Pop-punk stalwarts Fearless Records round up their stable of bands and some compatriots to do covers of '80s pop hits. The bands who take liberties with their source material come off the best: Relient K's quirky version of the Bangles' "Manic Monday," which somehow becomes a tribute to Quiet Riot, Halifax's emo-tastic reworking of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up," and Jamison Parker's techno destruction and rebuild of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." Elsewhere the songs are about what you would imagine, with earnest remakes of tunes like Alphaville's "Forever Young" (by So They Say), Modern English's "I Melt With You" (by Sugarcult), and Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me" (by Rufio) that don't add anything to the originals but will appeal to fans of the bands doing the covering. Extra points for the CD cover's dead-on parody of a tacky '80s collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
Label: Fearless Records
UPC: 0714753007529
catalogNumber: 30075
Rank: 98694

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Technical Credits

Prince   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer
Robert Freeman   Producer
Gavin MacKillop   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Brandon Smith   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Mark Townsend   Audio Production
Bill Berry   Composer
Jason Orris   Engineer
Rob Freeman   Audio Production
Matt Squire   Engineer
Dustin Miller   Engineer
Heath Saraceno   Programming,Engineer
Justina Powell   Producer,Engineer
Zach Hodges   Producer,Audio Production
Arthur "Ace" Enders   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Casey Bates   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jason McEntire   Engineer
Jamison Covington   Producer
Will Nutter   Audio Production
Brandon Bee   Engineer
Justin Powell   Audio Production
Matt Jimenez   Audio Production
Dango   Audio Production

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