Podcast Episode
Season
Nine
number
422
Type
Roundtable
Post Date
2/12/2019

Pop-Punk In The 90s

We dive into the 90s phenomenon known as Pop Punk and discuss the distinct sounds, the bands, the albums, and legacy of this Punk offshoot

The term "Pop-Punk" started showing up in the mid-90s - a hybrid of the breakthrough punk sound via bands like Green Day and The Offspring, but with a decidedly more pop (re: melodic) twist in the vocal department. It's not easy to pin down with what band or at what time pop-punk took off, but from what we discussed with our guests, we know artists such as Blink-182 helped set the proverbial table for what would be a full-on pop-punk explosion in the 2000s. We put our thinking caps on and try to determine the unique characteristics, good and not so good, that made pop-punk unique, and how it factors into the story of the 1990s music scene.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - What's My Age Again? by Blink-182
  • 15:56 - May 16 by Lagwagon
  • 26:08 - Redundant by Green Day
  • 38:15 - Come Out And Play by The Offspring
  • Outro - Nineties by Busted

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