Various Artists / When Punkers Were Punk
Album: When Punkers Were Punk   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Oct 2004
Label:Longbeach Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-12-05 Pull Date: 2005-02-06 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Feb 6 Jan 23 Jan 16 Jan 9 Jan 2 Dec 12
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 03, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
I Like Drugs
4. Jan 12, 2005: Brownian Motion
I Like Drugs
2. Feb 02, 2005: Brownian Motion
5. Jan 05, 2005: Brownian Motion
I Like Drugs
3. Jan 19, 2005: Brownian Motion
I Like Drugs
6. Dec 31, 2004: Hail To The Past, Move Towards The Future
Highway Star

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-11-23
Collection of Long Beach punk bands, sassy, poppy melodic, old school LA style, funny lyrics, serious, but all good fun, all great stuff, including live tracks by old school bands Secret Hate and Falling Idols recorded 2001 as well as live tracks by some “all star” one off bands. Showcasing well the very rich Long Beach punk scene, steeped in fine tradition of blood sweat and spit. All tracks very old school with new school nod to melody and pop.

1) upbeat straight up
2) faster
3) female sassy vocs “I like drugs” great!
4) oh yeah! A cover of Deep Purple’s “highway star”, complete with doubled up wanky guitar leads, this rocks in an almost serious way
5) careful, some low volume FCCs in the intro, dirty rockin after you cue up to the start of the music
6) long intro, band addresses the audience, then ¾ spooky almost western feel, cool heavy passionate epic rock
7) FCC in intro (“shit”) forward through MC intro for some upbeat healthy old school punk
8) FCC, quick “shit” grungier alt punk, old school
9) faster hardcore delivery
10) long intro banter, upbeat hardcore
11) FCCs in 1 min intro, more old school punk
12) FCCs
13) very Germs-like basic 70’s proto hardcore
14) hard rock feel, cool treatments in end
15) basic old school melodic hardcore
16) FCCs
17) melodic
18) crunchier melodic, poppy
19) movie narrator intro sample about “nature”, Oi Oi Oi feel punk follows, even with a horn section
20) good guitar tone, borders on pop-punk w/ vocs
21) crosses the line into pop-punk, yuck
22) head banger feel intro, rather predictable nu-punk, icky

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Long Beach Corn Dog Sacrifice
2. Long Beach Corn Dog Cosmetic Plague
3. Long Beach Corn Dog I Like Drugs
4. Long Beach Corn Dog Highway Star
5. Secret Hate Other Guy
6. Secret Hate Love Is the Devil
7. Falling Idols 90 Miles An Hour
8. Falling Idols H.W.H
9. Falling Idols Amageddon
10. Falling Idols Hangin on
11. Long Beach Shortbus Every Mothers Dream
12. Long Beach Shortbus My Own Life
13. Scott Drake with 8 Foot Tender Forming
14. Scott Drake with 8 Foot Tender Tarantula
15. Long Beach All Day Looking at Them
16. Long Beach All Day Nun of God
17. Triple Word Score As If
18. Triple Word Score Grey Sky Horizon
19. Leek & the Bouncing Uptones Uuuugggghhhh!!!
20. Leek & the Bouncing Uptones Emily & Emily
21. Mongrel This Peace Inside
22. Mongrel Media Dreams