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|It's A Folk Punk Kinda Day.|
Folk Punk can arguably be some of the most raw, emotional, powerful music, in many cases because of its pure simplicity. List is my top 15 Folk Punk releases.
Crime, As Forgiven By
As far as Folk Punk goes, Against Me! is without a doubt the most well known. Even though the music they make now days is FAR from their roots in the anarcho-punk scene, their early music is filled with politically fueled angst, and raw emotion. In "Crime," Tom Gabel put together outstanding songwriting with his angry, powerful, sometimes incoherent vocals to produce the best release Folk Punk has ever seen.
Share What Ya Got
Some of the most unorthodox music, blending punk with almost a bluegrass folk sound, it creates a kind of feel good music, while still keeping with the anti-establishment, "take a look at all the shit going down around you and do something" feeling that is punk music.
|3||Wingnut Dishwashers U nion|
Burn the Earth, Leave it Behind
Pat the Bunny. The man behind "Wingnut Dishwashers," "Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains," and most recently "Ramshackle Glory." I can't say enough about this man. Anarchist, (former) drug addict, dishwasher, poet. His music needs to be heard to understand the pure emotion that he can show.
|5|| ||Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains |
Caught in the Act of Not Being Awesome
|6||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People
Andrew Jackson Jihad. They're like a modern day Jesus, if nearly everything Jesus said was a sarcastic, sharp, cunning comment on how fucked up people, society, and you yourself are.
Love, Ire & Song
A huge contrast from most of this list, "Love, Ire, & Song" relays the message of an aging punk rocker, looking back at the angst with feelings of regret and nostalgia. Maybe not exactly Folk Punk per say, but it is Folk, and it is Punk, so it makes my list.
The Great Depression
Reinventing Axl Rose
Smash the Windows
Combe aspects of modern day Folk Punk with an old timey, Gypsy, Medieval feeling and you have Mischief Brew. Listening to Erik Petersen sing as if he were living a few hundred years ago, while at the same time using it to relay a modern day message is quite an experience. Plus, the Eastern European influenced music is catchy as fuck.
Songs From Under the Sink
England Keep My Bones
|13||This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb|
Front Seat Solidarity
One of the pioneers of Folk Punk, this album is definitely worth a listen through or two. Pretty similar to Defiance, Ohio, it's a catchy, folk record with true punk roots.
|14||Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains|
Love Songs For The Apocalypse
|15||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
|I wouldn't have considered Frank Turner folk punk actually, but the rest of this stuff is all awesome. |
I absolutely love 3, 6, 8, and 11.
Have you heard any Paul Baribeau? Kind of folk punky as well. Good shit
|Against Me! was such a good live band|
|I don't know, I initially wasn't gonna put Frank Turner on here, but I feel like he is Folk Punk. Definitely not stereotypical Folk Punk, but still Folk Punk.|
|Defiance, Ohio is so hit or miss|
|have you even heard koalacaust|
|awesome fucking list|
|The next two albums you must listen to are koalacaust s/t and the newest taxpayers lp|
|I'll look into Koalacaust, I've never heard of them.|
And I actually have listened to the Taxpayers, and they're awesome. But I just got into them recently and haven't heard that much.
|yeah list is awesome but could use some Taxpayers and Koalacaust|
|and jeffery lewis...I dunno if he counts/ idgaf|
it's always a folk-punk day
|I do listen "2" real folk. I also listen to Folk Punk. Is that okay with you? I would hate oh so much to listen to music you don't like.|
|check out evan greer and the riot folk collective and FUCKING KOALACAUST|
|oh check out micheal jordan touchdown pass too, pat the bunny's brother is the main songwriter|
|rad list bro|
folk punk m/
|sweet list, love this kind of stuff.|
|"check out micheal jordan touchdown pass"|
Seconding this aswell.
|I've listened to mjtp before I think, they didn't really make a lasting impression though. But I'll give them another chance.|
|my kinda list|
|Re-listening to The Taxpayers. So good.|
|Great list buddy! def going look into some of these!|
|Attack In Black- Marriage|
|Songs For Moms - I Used To Believe In The West|
Tim Blood & The Gutpanthers - Summer of Our Discontent
|the wild - set ourselves free|
american war - rhetoric
|Oh yeah those two rule so hard|