Pop-punk never dies.

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Thank the lord for pop-punk. If it wasn’t for Blink 182 I would probably still be listening to the latest Now compilations and working out how I could look more like Taio Cruz. Sadly it kind of died away a bit with the emergence of bands like Mcfly, (the biggest insult I’ve ever received playing in bands is being told ‘Oh that’s really good, you guys sound a bit like Busted) but now they’ve faded in to reality TV obscurity it’s safe to get our lips pierced, our feet vans’ed and our hair died green again. Oh and fuck all the haters – ok, it’s not REALLY punk, but neither is doing car insurance and butter adverts.

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One of their albums is called ‘I heard they suck live’ and they have a wall of crusty punks singing harmonies in their video – what’s better than that? Leona Lewis? Nuh.

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The whiniest voice in music history goes to….THIS GUY. I can’t remember his name and fuck google – but who cares about whiny voices when they’re singing about fun stuff like hot girls, music and getting drunk – rather than girls that won’t talk to you anymore, self abuse and loneliness (Hawthorne Heights).

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Punk rock/pop punk, whatever…these guys just rule and so does this song.

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The best pre-vibe party song in existence. This is stage-diving, high-fives, flashing, power-chords & teenage’dom all wrapped in to one.

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I’ve just realised that quite a few people in these bands have dreadlocks, which is usually not cool if you’re white, but they pull it off because they play bass in punk bands and have been on the Warped tour.

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So what if one of them is a complete douche-bag who puts pictures of his dick on the internet and marries pop-stars? The rest seem alright and I like how intent the guitarist is on letting everyone know he’s a stoner.

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The autographed poster I got of these guys when I was 13 is still my most prized possession. Not really, but it’s still pretty cool.

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