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Punk Goes 80's


  • 1. Manic Monday - Relient K
    2. I Ran - Hidden in Plain View
    3. I Melt With You - Sugarcult
    4. Your Love - Midtown
    5. Don't You Forget About Me - Rufio
    6. Pop Song 89 - Motion City Soundtrack
    7. Holding Out for a Hero - Emery
    8. Just Like Heaven - Gatsbys American Dream
    9. Power of Love - The Early November
    10. Straight Up - Halifax
    11. Dead Man's Party - A Thorn for Every Heart
    12. Wrapped Around Your Finger - Brazil
    13. Forever Young - So They Say
    14. Everyone Wants to Rule the World - JamisonParker
    15. Video Killed the Radio Star - Amber Pacific
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30075

  • Credits
    ProducerGavin MacKillop; Zach Hodges; Casey Bates; Brandon Smith; Ace Enders; Justina Powell; Jamison Covington; Robert Freeman; Mark Lee Townsend; Rob Freeman; Gavin MacKillop; Matt Jimenez; Zach Hodges; Casey Bates; Brandon Smith; Ace Enders; Justin Powell; Will Nutter; Dango
    EngineerGavin MacKillop; Casey Bates; Brandon Smith; Ace Enders; Justina Powell; Brandon Bee; Jason McEntire; Jason Orris; Matt Squire; Heath Saraceno; Dustin Miller

    Personnel: Heath Saraceno (programming).
    Audio Mixers: Gavin MacKillop; Zach Hodges; Justina Powell; Ed Rose ; Brandon Bee; Robert Freeman; Matt Squire.
    Recording information: Full Kilt Studio (12/2004); Phase Studios (12/2004); Sonic Temple, Union City, MO (12/2004); The Moultrie Center, Montclair, CA (12/2004); The Terrarium Recording Studios, Minneapolis, MN (12/2004).
    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. ~ Tim Sendra

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