Tags : | Punk | 5.75 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : This punk song had it’s beginnings after I read a newspaper article about students in high school who wanted the start time of school to be pushed to a time more convenient for them as they were too tired to get up for school. The cause was staying up late on their mobile devices, texting and on social media and the “like” and parents not taking the devices away when it’s bedtime. The backlash was hilarious in the comments section as terms like “generation cupcake” and “the pussification of America” , “participation trophies” was the basic theme. I was instantly motivated to write a punk song, great material.

I explained to Jim how there seemed to be a certain disconnect between the newer generation of electronic music producers and the real musician citing comments made in the forums here. He just couldn’t believe it, I can’t post his comments because of the language restrictions but we had quite the chuckle.

This one moves, 180 bpm. Started this one about 4 months ago and had done several mixes with synths throughout the song. Then Jim contacted me and I sent him this ambitious number to start us off. He came by, the synths were dumped and this is the result.

The vocals are pretty funny, I lightly used a vocoder in a few places. I played with some panning and some delays and had a blast getting this one done. Once again, Jim has astounded me with his talent. Hope you enjoy this one!

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  1. JonnyHardKore
    JonnyHardKore on Mon 18th Mar 2019 - 1 year ago

    Haha love it, actually I love it so much I now present you with this music making participation trophy.

  2. Deathbot
    Deathbot on Thu 30th Mar 2017 - 3 years ago

    spivkurl nailed it, if it were the 80's you'd have a hit.
    I love the guitar riffage. Very refreshing

    Reply by theHumps

    Sorry for the late reply. Thanks, Jim can rip it up on guitar!


  3. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Sun 3rd Jan 2016 - 4 years ago

    Hey, this is a sweet surprise! There are really not enough real punk songs around any more. As I read through the comments, I couldn't help but think about the differentiation between punk and new wave(again). I really wish new wave would be included as a genre here on looperman, as I like to do a lot of songs which I consider new wave, and I'm forced to chose between electronic, punk, and rock. It seems to me that a big difference in peoples perception of punk and new wave, is that with punk they expect to hear a very aggresive macho vocal performance or message. Many bands of the era were boxed into to new wave when they did not fit this idea, or when they experimented with sound too liberally. I grew up on a compilation album called "punk and new wave" though, so I find it pointless to split hairs like that. I find that your song could live up to either genre fully, especially will subtle changes. That said, I wouldn't change a thing! If this was the early eighties, the song would probably be in the charts. Has excellent pop merit, but plenty of angst and frustration. Love the performances in here, and the idea of the song! Fave!

    Reply by theHumps

    It's a little different from a lot of my usual stuff but it was much fun putting it together. New wave, punk, alternative, they are just labels. It is what it is.

    Thanks for stopping by Pat. Jim adds a new dimension to my music and that is pretty cool.

    Take care dude!


  4. crucethus
    crucethus on Tue 22nd Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    Very much in the vein of the B52's and some early Devo. I would call this more New Wave than Punk in it's execution and it's somewhat better musicality than Punk. But it follows the 1 4 5 chord progression and almost has a California surfer music feel from the sixties under-bellying this sound.
    some references for the youngsters.
    keep on with the fun music Wayne.

    Reply by theHumps

    I love Private Idaho, especially the lyrics and really dig the Devo track as well. Now I can see where you are coming from with the new wave similarities, just hard to get past my own interpretation of the track that is stuck in my cranium.

    When the track had just synths in it, it was a lot more like some B-52 and Devo's more popular songs. Jim's guitar tracks changed the whole dynamic of the song. It's more punk than rock I think, where exactly in that genre does it sit is a good question. Thanks for the feedback.

    I fashioned the bass and the really the style of song after a Boston punk band called La Peste. They were a 3 piece group and the drummer was the brother of my best friend, he has passed away sadly. We saw them every chance we could. Check out this vid by them:


    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yup, basic Am blues progression with a simple change in the middle.



  5. ScottB55
    ScottB55 on Sun 20th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    I listened to this last night, but didn't comment, so thought I'd give it another spin and hit you up with a word, or two.

    I use to listen to a bit of punk back in the day, and this track fits the bill. It has kind of a B-52's vibe to it. Mix is really clear; all instruments come through nicely.

    Good job, Wayne!


    Reply by theHumps

    Cool, thanks Scott! It sounds like a few bands mixed together to me. Felt good to get something like this completed with this much intensity. Jim's guitar is pretty darn good and helps drive the song and the dual guitar tracks work great together.

    Been working on compression for about a year and a half now and I'm finally starting to get some good results. Nice to hear that the mix is good.


  6. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Sat 19th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    hello Wayne

    firstly I am not knowledgeable in punk matters that much, it is actually very rare to encounter 'punk' tracks here on looperman.
    Is punk music associated with banging steady drumming and rebellious message in general? am I right?
    Anyway this is one good track with fine basslines and some very cool guitars. Very bluesy! I liked vocals a lot too and think you could experiment with
    some filtering a little bit more on them even as well, I mean by applying let's say kind of vintage distortion to get the 'harshness', just a thought.

    As always very fine performance and production from you.
    Best greetings, Alex

    Reply by theHumps

    Hi Alex! Yes you are right. It's about anarchy and anti establishment. Bringing attention to society's issues but not so much solving them, they weren't that smart.he Although I did offer up a solution for "loops and tracks to hold hands and race".

    The Clash is my favorite punk band and their lyrics by Joe Strummer are regarded highly in the rock industry, he is a punk legend. Their manager told them to write about the things they encounter every day and make statements about them. Some lyrics cut to the bone, some lyrics were tongue in cheek, some political jabs. Whatever they were, punks were having none of it and wanted change. So I took that approach to this song, from the punks perspective.

    Check out this song called "Clampdown" by the clash. The words are about workers right and working for "the man".


    My thought with the vocals was to do something opposing the harshness of the guitar which is meaty and crunchy. I wrote most of them when I put the song together and I spent a lot of time playing with different effects and like you said a more cleaner or even distorted sound, reverbs, delays, the vocoder. I literally was sitting with a finished song for months contemplating the vocals and what to do with them.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  7. Rhodesy
    Rhodesy on Thu 17th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    Great fun Wayne,the feel reminds me of the Ruts,wow the first band i was in was a punk band called electric orgasm-i knew one chord shape and just moved it up the neck!ha.Good work and nice attitude guitar playing.

    Reply by theHumps

    Electric orgasm, hehe, now there's a name for a punk band!

    Thanks man, appreciate the visit.


  8. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Wed 16th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    Excellent work Wayne...very groovy and energetic and I think it's more in the vein what people used to call "new
    wave" in late 70's than proper archetypical punk which I guess was more radical in expression! Amyways, thumbs up!:)


    Reply by theHumps

    Thanks Orlando! I always associated new wave music with synths and alternative music with guitars but it's all so loosely defined. I know it's not punk in the essential raw beginnings of punk but more of some off shoot of it with Jim's and my influence tossed in.

    I took elements like it being about a statement of something regarding society as a whole and looked at it from a twisted punk's viewpoint with some humor thrown in. My other punk song People In My Way is the same way. It's about overpopulation but the lyrics are rather humorous. I tried to follow the same formula.

    Thanks for listening!


  9. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Wed 16th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    frigging right on guys...funny...when I first heard the early punk I was thinking it was a lot of angry kids who only wanted to learn to play guitar with 2 fingers (& call it power chords yet..)..and then it went on ..evolving & influencing a lot of us who it reminded of our rock roots...in garages...bedrooms...basements etc....You really nailed the whole vibe/attitude and then wrapped it up with some great musical accompaniment...just a great job and the fact you had big fun doing it is always a bonus....You and Jimmy might have to take it on the road Wayne...you seem to have found a whole new motivation...Ed

    Reply by theHumps

    I know, the Ramones could barely play their instruments when they made it big and started a musical revolution. It evolved into some creative bands with varied styles over time. It made me want to play in a band.

    Believe it or not if we put a band together we would rule, there are no kick ass bands in the Daytona Beach area and the music scene is pretty lame. That's how Jim came a knockin'. We met on a site called Bandmix for meeting local musicians and he said the same thing. It would be easy to get a following here, tons of clubs and tourists.

    Fun, punk, tongue in cheek lyrics with a repetitious bass, driving drums and hammering guitars. It all worked out pretty good. I've been working the vocals out for a month while coming to better grips with my sidechain compression and eq problems. Just wish the ears were younger.

    Thanks Ed

  10. joecramer
    joecramer on Wed 16th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    Great stuff man.

    I was into punk when i was a young gun and i am into it 35 years later when it is in a cool style like this one!

    Realy enjoyed the listen.
    Great work - great mix - great song
    Well played and mixed
    You both did a realy good job
    So up into the fav with it!

    stay tuned

    Reply by theHumps

    Thanks Mr. Joe! I was starting college when the punk scene exploded and jumped right into the music head first. It still is the most fav kind of music for me to listen to. I haven't done a punk song in 5 years and it was absolutely a blast putting this together.



  11. traz75
    traz75 on Wed 16th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    Yo Wayne!
    This one is simply COOL! :D
    The guitar play is especially excellent, and love the mono bass too.

    Reply by theHumps

    Thanks traz75! I think it's pretty cool as well, Jim rocks!

    Thanks for stopping in, appreciate the nice comments.


  12. danke
    danke on Wed 16th Sep 2015 - 4 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant...

    happy punk or stg like that...like every element from the groovies through the guitars to the vocs...

    Niche song here...

    Congrats and handshake, Danke

    Reply by theHumps

    Thanks man, I haven't written a real song in some time and this was a fun one to create. Jim's dual guitar tracks really smoke, lots of thanks to him.



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You hate everything about me
Can’t stand anything I represent
I’ll be better than anything you’ll ever be
I’m a man you’re nothin’ but a wannabe

Represent a lack luster groovement
Got no soul like a bowel behoovement
Tupperware drums and a backbone losing
Every bit of faith in the musical movement
Making loops in Mommy’s basement
Pounding chest lame arguments chasing

Your Lame Hype

Your anger ain’t a way to solve the puzzle that we face
So join the club and have some fun
Where loops and tracks hold hands and race

Can’t get up to go to school or work or chores cuz you’re too tired
Plus hours playing viddy games, not chasing whores
Oh, he didn’t just say that
Hours playing viddy games, yeah, yeah
Earthly not virtual desires
Plus hours playing viddy games

Get off that phone and watch where you’re walking please son
Or you’re going to walk into a pole

Yeah, yeah

Oh just look at me everybody
Like me, subscribe to me, be my virtual friend
Promise, I’ll like ya back
Please, Ooooh Please!
What we got here is a failure to communicate



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