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    both had a lot of style (though they certainly both had a dorkiness to them) and were very influential both musically and imagistically on the bands that came after them.

    I really don't know Bad Religion or the Descendents, though I see them getting a lot of praise from critics. I'll check them out.

    "Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them" Albert Einstein

    by Brecht on Sat Oct 08, 2005 at 10:21:07 AM PDT

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    •  Can't hurt.. (none)
      Bad Religion have been pretty much working the same formula for.. wow, two decades now, but their tunes are very very catchy and there's an almost folk music feel to some of it.  I'm still fond of them, I would buy their records when I was 15 and recently re-bought some I'd sold off during a college rock phase.  Recommended would be "American Jesus" (relevant as ever), "Atomic Garden" (ditto), "Yesterday," "Better Off Dead," the whole albums of Suffer, No Control and Against the Grain.  Don't know their recent albums though I hear the last one The Empire Strikes First is pretty decent, if you like their other stuff.  Oh, and I hear Kos is a big fan.

      Descendents, Milo Goes to College, short and to the point, "Suburban Home" completely rules.  I get it playing in my head every time I drive around the DC burbs.

      OMG awesome Descendents review on Amazon (this has to be a joke of course):

      A Kid's Review

      I'm 11 and I can tell that Descendents are the best band ever. Forget you kids with your stupid pop music. You call Simple Plan & Good Charlotte punk. The 'Dents are the best band out there.

      I told a kid in my school about Descendents and he said "I bet they're not good...their just another imitator of Good Charlotte." So I said, "Was Good Charlotte around in '82?" And he responded, "Probably.".

      Now, I'm a big fan of Green Day (I saw them in concert, kick-butt. Anyone who's been to a GD concert knows what I'm talking about) and so are alot of kids, but they think "Blvd. of Broken Dreams" is their only hit...and they laugh when they hear the F-bomb in "American Idiot". Kids, listen up. Good music isn't the stuff that cusses. That's probably the only reason they like it. They most likely never heard of hits like "Longview" & "Welcome to Paradise".

      Back to Descendents. Too bad these guys aren't on a major label. I mean most people probably couldn't resist songs like "Myage", "Kabuki Girl", and "I'm Not A Loser". Especially they're newest release, "Cool To Be You", which has alot of songs that sound like songs that could be #1 on Billboard.

      And that's what I call Real Ultimate Power..

      George W Bush puts our security in the hands of incompetents.

      by daria g on Sat Oct 08, 2005 at 10:49:52 AM PDT

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