A 3-pack of (arguably) punk songs as part of C3thon!
Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor
When I first skimmed through the database earlier this year, I was honestly surprised that this song hadn't been released yet. It's definitely my favorite Dead Kennedys track, and the only single from their debut album that hasn't been released as DLC. This song is the most challenging of the bunch overall, and really fun on all instruments!
Ramones - My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)
Another song I was surprised to see wasn't in the database. Though when I dug a bit to see how it compared in popularity to their other singles, it didn't seem to be that big of a hit. I had figured, however, with how many customs released by the band, surely this one would have one of them. Honestly I found out about the song from the movie School of Rock and just assumed it was one of their bigger hits. Hell, it's my favorite of theirs. Anyway, not too difficult on any instrument. Drums are a little challenging due to the quick tempo, but the key part is so boring I considered not even charting it haha.
In a surprise twist, this song is... not my favorite song by this band (gasp)! Bizarre Love Triangle having been released already as official DLC kind of stopped me with that (though I'll have to look into the possibility of doing the 12" single version of that song, which is the best version). This song is, however, my second favorite song of theirs, so close enough. Also, in a secondary twist, this song is not really punk. Written by Ian Curtis while the band was still Joy Division, this song is often classified as Post-Punk. So yeah, (arguably) punk. Drums require a certain amount of stamina, but other than that, not too difficult a song. Fun though!
So as I mentioned in the C3thon thread, I kind of had a rough month of November. Various horrible things kept happening to people close to me that required my attention. And then I was on vacation for the first two weeks of December. I originally intended for this pack to be a 5-pack to make up for the lack of songs released in November, but I couldn't finish in time. Expect the other two songs fairly soon (one much sooner than the other). And also expect a slower release schedule in general. Trying to do so much at a time can burn a person out, unfortunately. But enough negativity! Think positively! Donate to the Make-A-Wish foundation via our C3thon project page here:
Let's do some good!