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  • Audio CD (20 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fearless Records
  • ASIN: B0009G3BAQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,269 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Manic MondayRelient K 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. And I RanHidden In Plain View 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Melt With YouSugarcult 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Your LoveMidtown 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don't You Forget About MeRufio 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Pop Song 89Motion City Soundtrack 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Holding Out For A HeroEmery 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Just Like HeavenGatsbys American Dream 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Power of Love 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Straight UpHalifax 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Dead Man's PartyA Thorn For Every Heart 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Wrapped Around Your FingerBrazil 5:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Forever YoungSo They Say 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Everbody Wants To Rule The WorldJamison Parker 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Video Killed The Radio StarAmber Pacific 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "little_devotional" on 1 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ever listened to one of your parents 80's CDs and liked it but not told anyone? Ever played GTA Vice city and been singing along to every song? Dont worry, your not the only one. I heard a couple of songs on and cut my hair to a mullet and put on a tracksuit....(not really). But hearing 'Manic Monday' and 'I ran' being played by bands like hidden in plain view and motion city soundtrack made me very happy. I suggest this if youre a fan of motion city soundtrack, 80's classics, or have ever done any of the above.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Missing The Boat 8 Jun. 2005
By veganpunk - Published on
Format: Audio CD
We have two options here.

Either I have grown too old and far removed from youth culture to understand what constitutes new "punk" these days, or 14 of the 15 bands who contributed songs to Fearless Record's Punk Goes 80's, the latest installment of their entertaining Punk Goes... series, have really missed the boat here.

God knows that we do not need another argument over what defines "true punk," so I'll do my best to steer clear of that debate. If I can, however, let me just quickly say that just a few years ago the word "punk" was still -more often than not- being used to describe relatively intense music featuring characteristics like aggressive guitar strumming, uptempo drumming, unpolished vocals and raw production. Given that fact, when I dropped $11.99 at one of the registers at the local record store (well these days it's more like the local corporate mega appliance monster mall) for a disc entitled PUNK Goes 80s, I was not expecting to hear what we were given here.

In my opinion, when a modern band takes a classic 80s song and reworks it to include their own special flavor all while keeping the song's basic backbone, it can be a really entertaining affair. I loved the older Vagrant Before You Were Punk records for this reason, and I will never grow tired of my Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies records. But I knew we were in trouble here when the first song on this disc, a cover of The Bangles' Manic Monday performed by Reliant K, started. Long story short, it sounds almost identical to the original. In fact, the same can be said for almost all of the tracks here. Sugarcult's version of I Melt With You, for example, does nothing. And what was Rufio thinking when they submitted their version of Don't You Forget About Me to Fearless? Out of all the bands here I at least expected them to give us an uptempo version of one of the biggest hits of the 80s. Instead, they just plod through the song as if they were playing a wedding reception. Nu emo superstars, Midtown, simply added a techno intro to their standard performance of The Outfield's Your Love. Lame.

To add insult to injury, most of the bands who did choose to rework their song choices to fit their style actually chose to take a more pretentious mellow approach. While it would maybe be interesting to hear The Early November do a really slow totally accoustic version of Huey Lewis' big hit Power Of Love on one of their own records, it's probably not what I or anyone else who would happen to buy this record would expect to find in this setting. The same goes for the Jamison Parker track. Who would have ever thought that it would be possible for a "punk" record to present a version of Everyone Wants To Rule The World that actually sounds whimpier than the Tears For Fears version? Amazing.

Earlier in this review I mentioned that at least one of the 15 bands here got the point of a punk cover album. That band provides the one bright spot on this otherwise forgetable disc. The last track, a cover of the popular song Video Killed The Radio Star performed by Amber Pacific, is the only track on Punk Goes 80s that actually bears some of the "punk" characteristics I mentioned above. It's fast, somewhat raw, maintains the integrity of the original, and provides us with the fun we have come to expect from "punk" covers over the years.

I hate writing negative reviews. I really do. Unfortunately, this disappointing compilation left me with no choice. Punk Goes Pop and Punk Goes Metal were both tons of fun. This one, however, is disposable. Sorry folks.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Get Over The Title 14 Nov. 2005
By Bunny Lane - Published on
Format: Audio CD
First off, in this day & age...anything titled "punk" is not the 70's rebellion most want it to be. Nowadays, punk is anything with a distortion in the amp. But you know what? Get over it...times change. It's all about the music, not the label.

Moving on, standout's on this CD are the Gatsby cover of "Just Like Heaven" (although the TBS cover found online is better); "Straight Up" by Halifax & "Manic Monday" by Relient K. All songs bring something to the original while at the same time staying true to the band that made the songs famous.

The CD, as a whole, is satisfying if your into this type of music. If your not, then it's going to blow...obviously.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Punk Goes The 80's In The Series' Best Yet 25 Aug. 2008
By Flap Jackson - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The 80's were memorable to say the least; in fact, it had an air all it's own. The music has stood the test of time, and still holds fond memories for those who lived through the decade. Apparently, the bands who appear on this album grew up in the 80's, and are covering their favorite songs, for better or for worse.

Not surprisingly, Relient K brings the best work on the album with a true cover of "Manic Monday" that keeps the original spirit of the song, while still keeping the Relient K sound we all know and love. So if the highlight comes first, does that mean it's all downhill from there? Not exactly, as Hidden In Plain View, Sugarcult, Midtown and Motion City Soundtrack all put up worthy covers sure to appeal to any pop punk fan. Whether or not they're good covers is a different argument altogether. They're just good songs. Emery brings out their big guns next with "Holding Out For A Hero," which is a very good song up until the last minute when the song puts all its breaks on, and suddenly switches to a scremo-fest. Now, I may not be the biggest scremo fan in the world, but the sudden switch in the direction confuses me, and for me at least, ruins a perfectly good cover.

For most of the second half of the album, we're treated to a variety of songs which range from the snooze-fest that is The Early November's "Power of Love," to the pleasing rock-fest of So They Say's "Forever Young." However, most of the tracks in-between just aren't memorable enough for any critique. But then I came across the California duo of JamisonParker's fresh new spin on "Everybody Wants To Rule The World." It's a techno ballad that's far away from the light Tears For Fears classic and one that is made the band's own with very good results. Amber Pacific then takes us out with a true punk reworking of the MTV classic "Video Killed the Radio Star."

While no ground is exactly broken here, there is certainly something here for most everyone. Whether you're a nostalgic 80's fan, a pop punk fan, a fan of cover songs, or just a fan of any artist around here, you'll find something that'll float your boat, at least for awhile. Because even though you'll still come back to your favorite tracks, the album doesn't hold much of a lasting value. So get it for a nostalgic summer, or if you just need that one Relient K track, otherwise, pass this one up.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
How Cover Tunes Go Bad 26 Dec. 2007
By Steven Warfield - Published on
Format: Audio CD
So one of the things that I got for Christmas was the punk cover tunes compilation "Punk Goes 80's". I had high hopes for this compilation, as I greatly enjoy both punk and 80's music, and previous compilations like this (notably "Before You Were Punk").

I have thus far been sorely disappointed.

To be fair, the music presented is - for the most part - very faithful renditions of the previously released songs.
That is, they are are pretty much dull.

What I like out of a cover song is that: 1) the song is still (mostly) recognizable from its previous incarnation and 2) the person/band covering it go out of their way to make it "their own." The best examples of this that I think everyone might immediately identify are the Tiffany cover of "I Think We're Alone Now," the Disturbed cover of "Shout 2000" and the Marilyn Manson cover of "Tainted Love."

Each song is readily discernible if the original is known, yet each is also recognizably belonging to the artist/s in question.

That is not the case of the bulk of the songs on "Punk Goes 80's.

A good many of the songs keep the same tempo, majority arrangement and style of the original - and thus, as far as I am concerned, better as filler for live performances vice for a compilation as such. Hell, the "Power of Love" cover is freaking acoustical - ACOUSTICAL on a punk compilation. That's just wrong. And the cover of "Dead Man's Party" - while keeping very close to the original - could have been an alternate track by Oingo Boingo themselves it was so unoriginal.

The one song that did stand out was the cover of "Straight Up" (originally performed by Paula Abdul), but otherwise this was a pretty bland rehashing of these songs.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
80's kids will appreciate this .. 12 Jun. 2005
By nikkie - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I don't have high expectations or am i looking for ''ground breaking''. These bands did fine with these songs and i am happy they picked these songs to cover . Emery pulls through with their stamp (lead singers great screams) , sugarcult did a far better job with their cover than anyother punk revival band has and the early november puts their touch on ''Power Of Love''.

The cd brings some newer bands that are floating around out there ''Amber Pacific , Gatsbys American Dream etc.''

Brazil covered ''Wrapped Around Your Finger'' beautifully.

These punk revival bands show they can keep up and you know you like to sing along to these songs ...

Early 80's kids will understand ...

It's an all around fun cd and i give it 5 stars .
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