Hilarious Punk Infomercial From The Early 90s


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The album is called Punk, and it's a CD compilation released in the early 90s which is chock full of hardcore hits like "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House and "I Want A New Drug" by Huey Lewis and the News.

Man, these songs make me want to dye my hair green and pierce my ears with safety pins! And the hosts in this infomercial are very angry, so it must be just what I need to become a real punk rocker!

--via Best Week Ever

I seem to recall when Green Day became popular, they were interviewing Johnny Rotten who was going ballistic about what posers they were.
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As someone who was there and knows, I can tell you that NONE of those acts were considered punk. They were New Wave, or New Romantic, or, in the case of Huey Lewis, somebody's dad.
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That is a great collection!

These sorts of compilations used to sell very well. iTunes changed all that. Now we just buy the one hit and ignore the wonder.
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All of those bands were considered "punk"? I bet the real punks were pretty amused with this sad marketing.

Remember, punk is cool now, kids!
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