A friend and I had a punk rock radio show back when we were in college. We had a total of two listeners… Me and him (and not always either… seriously). Like most music snobs, I completely hate the radio (but like parenthesis). For some reason, punk bands like to sing about the radio quuuiite a bit, I’m guessing it’s a Sylvester-Tweety bird situation. Pursue it, but you’re never going to get it.
Nonetheless, without further ado, here are the 15 greatest punk songs about the radio (since they’ll never be on there).
15. The Ataris – The Radio Still Sucks
Back when I used the cd player in my car, I put the default station to A.M static so I didn’t have to hear any crap for the 15 seconds it took to switch cds. Yes, I am better than you.
14. Authority Zero – Mexican Radio
An amazing cover, yet why doesn’t anyone sing about being on a Canadian Radio…
13. Against All Authority – Radio Waves
Remember when ska was once on the radio? Thank god that’s over. Probably the only thing both I and everyone who hates ska can agree with. Nothing worse then a bunch of 11 years old telling everyone that Reel Big Fish invented ska.
12. The Arrogant Sons of Bitches – Radio Single
With a chorus that yells “I can’t wait to be a rockstar so I can do lots of drugs”, I’m pretty sure that if A.S.O.B were still around, they’d be on their way to stardom right now.
11. Ramones – Do You Remember Rock’ n Roll Radio
Nope. Just the sweet sound of AM static.
10. Leftover Crack – Clear Channel (Fuck Off)
Not completely about radio, but since Clear Channel does own about like 99.999999%of all radio stations (and tv, advertising, your mom’s soul)…
9. Rancid – Radio Havana
Great, now we have Cuban radio… where the hell is that damn Canadian radio?!
8. NOFX – Please Play This Song On The Radio
Nine years ago, this song always used to crack me up… seeing as I have matured quite a bit, I still crack up when listening to this song.
7. Rancid – Radio
What station did they find that gives them so much bliss? (clue: It probably only had “And Out Come the Wolves” on rotation).
6. Blanks 77 – Radio Hits
…And is arrested for assault.
5. Bouncing Souls – Sing Along Forever
I’m going to need a lot of Fisherman’s Friend then…
4. Bouncing Souls – Private Radio
2 Souls songs back to back? This list is FIXED!
3. Osker – Radio
Wow, I remember listening to this song during my (more) angsty days, walking around my campus at 3 am. Ahh the memories.
2. Teenage Bottlerocket – Radio
Man… those three chords. Hooked everytime.
1. Dillinger Four – O.K.F.M.D.O.A
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