If you didn't know, I am really not sure how you wouldn't know, but it's fine, Post Malone's new album FINALLY came out!
Here it is, a list of Post Malone lyrics you'll use or see as Instagram captions. I can already feel it, this summer is Posty's summer.
1. "Spoil My Night" - "Won't you come spoil my night?"
2. "Spoil My Night" - "Feelings come into play and I'm thinkin' this happens every time"
3. "Spoil My Night" - "Yeah, when I walk up in a party, they all act like they know me"
4. "Zack and Codeine" - "Been livin' fast, no I can't take it slowly"
5. "Zack and Codeine" - "But it don't mean nothing without all my people"
6. "Zack and Codeine" - "Pour that drink 'cause we ain't sleepin' tonight"
7. "Takin Shots" - "Heard that there's a party, I might pay a visit"
8. "Takin Shots" - "Baby, just for the night, you my soulmate"
9. "Over Now" - "I'ma turn the tables, promise you will not forget it"
10. "Stay" - "Damn, who are we right now?"
11. "Blame It On Me" - "These hurricanes inside of my brain"
12. "Same Bitches" - "Bottles on deck, and my drink full"
13. "Same Bitches" - "Population four million, how I see the same bitches?"
14. "Jonestown" - "It happens every time"
15. "92 Explorer" - "She in the front seat head bangin'"
16. "Sugar Wraith" - "And then I went and changed my life"
17. "Sugar Wraith" - "I take the lead, they just follow"
18. "Rockstar" - "Sayin, 'I'm with the band'"
19. "Rockstar" - "Livin’ like a Rockstar, I’m livin’ like a Rockstar"
20. "Rockstar" - "Sweeter than a Pop-Tart”
21. "Psycho" - "Can’t really trust nobody with all this jewelry on you"
22. "Psycho" - "I got homies, let it go"
Good punk rock cover songs are few and far between. The varied sounds of genres such as country, R&B, and synthpop do not frequently translate to the abrasive, speedy sounds of punk. However, there are some artists who manage to find songs that fit within their wheelhouse and produce something catchy and listenable. Here are five punk rock cover songs that actually rock.
1. "Take Me to the River" - The Gizmos
Punk rock and Al Green seems like an almost sacrilegious combination, but Indiana-based outfit The Gizmos somehow pull it off. Their riff on this R&B classic is as much indebted to the Talking Heads' cover as it is to the original. There are traces of the funky beat of Green's original and the wailing David Byrne vocals of the Talking Heads version. The Gizmos add in their own flair, too, stripping down the instrumental to its barest essentials, which produces a hard-rocking song that stands on its own against two excellent predecessors.
2. "99 Red Balloons" - 7 Seconds
Nevada-based group 7 Seconds leans into more melodic territory on most of their songs, and so it comes as little surprise that they can pull off a successful cover of the 1980's synthpop classic. The clapping percussion track in the latter half of the song adds a strange poppy twist to the proceedings. Nena would surely be proud.
3. "Scumf*c Tradition" - GG Allin
Infamous shock rocker GG Allin is best known for his tasteless, offensive songs and his chaotic, disgusting concert performances. However, Allin was also a noted country enthusiast. It is fitting then, that he would adapt the Hank Williams Jr. classic "Family Tradition" into the profane cover "Scumf*c Tradition". This version of the song reworks the lyrics of the original into an expletive-laden celebration of hard living. This song almost makes more sense coming from someone like Allin than it does from Williams, as Allin was a notorious drug addict who reveled in all manner of debauchery. Another Allin staple, poor recording quality, adds an extra layer of grainy, low-fi rawness that effectively sells the lyrics.
4. "California Sun" - The Ramones
The Ramones were no strangers to performing covers, as most of their albums feature at least one cover song. Their best cover by far is "California Sun", a summery ditty from the 1960s. The Ramones's sound was inspired by pop-rock and girl groups of the 1960s, so this song is right up their alley. This version swaps out the original's endearingly dinky keyboard riff with a bold sunbeam of guitar. The Ramones somehow manage to make a great beach song even greater, one that never fails to get me pumped for the summer.
5. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" - Fear
Fear's cover of the 1965 Animals hit is arguably the strangest cover on the list. It sounds almost nothing like the original, swapping a smooth bass line and haunting vocals for frenetically springy guitars and Lee Ving's aggressive sneer. Gone is the rollicking chorus of the original, in favor of a panicked shout. The Animals may have been encouraging the listener to get out of this place, but Fear is urging, almost commanding us to get out. The mellow 1960s had given way to the uptight, paranoid 1980s and Fear wants us to know it.