Shirt: Bad Religion - No Control
Source: I feel like a band writing a perfect record really solidifies them in history as a great band. most bands never even come close, not by a long shot. nowadays people are stoked if their album has two great songs on it. Bad Religion’s - No Control is really a perfect punk rock album (in my opinion). 15 songs that are all just as good as the next and still coming in under a whopping 27 mins long. 27 MINUTES! seems short right? but when you think of most popular punk rock records they are all that short. short and sweet. thats an average run time for a song equaling less than two minutes per average. just fun facts really cause the record is amazing. and while I’m sure being short doesn’t help it, it certainly didn’t hurt it either.
While i am convinced i did nothing but listen to this record for an entire year, i sometimes like to go back and look at albums that came out that year and see what else it was i was listening to… wanna see?
(Click Band Name to see shirts / Click Album title to hear record)
New Order - Technique
2 Live Crew - As Nasty As they Wanna Be
Depeche Mode - 101
De La Soul - 3ft High And Rising
Operation Ivy - Energy
Green Day - 1000hrs
the Cure - Disintegration
The Offspring - The Offspring
The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better
Fugazi - 13 Songs
Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
EPMD - Unfinished Business
Love And Rockets - Love And Rockets
NOFX - S&M Airlines
Young MC - Stone Cold Rhymin
ALL - Allroy’s Revenge
Ice-T - The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech…Just Watch What You Say
and Primus - Suck On This..
Other notable albums that came out that year but i just wasn’t into yet..
Nirvana - Bleach
Now i know on paper this seems a bit all over the map but i can explain. shit like Love and Rockets, the cure, Depeche Mode and Ne wOrder were all albums you listened to with girls or going to bed or something like that. maybe you had a bad day and needed to get all emo or something.
Thie hip hop, well this was an experimental phase for me. we listened to a lot of it while driving on road trips to break up the punk rock. it was fun back then to act like we were tough (cause the movie Colors came out a few years prior) and we were nothing close to tough. besides it was just fun to sing along to and say shit like “Smoke motherfuckers like it ain’t no thang.” never went to any hip hop concerts tho. Beastie Boys / Run DMC that was it. that was as “tough” as i was. imagine if i thought the “Pit” at a punk rock show was a real hole int he ground imagine what i thought a NWA concert looked like.
and the Punk rock served as a soundtrack to my skateboard youth. you listened to it everywhere. skateboarding, going skateboarding, skateboard road trips, skateboard videos… you get the picture right?
If anyone has shirts they want to sell me for any of the bands listed above that i don’t have please let em know. i would love nothing more than a DOC shirt from ‘89
Anyone else wanna chime in about their albums they were jamming to in 1989 or if you weren’t born yet albums that you loved that came out in 1989?