Let’s face it, Teenage Dirtbag is the best loser anthem of all time, and possibly one of the best songs of the 2000s. That statement alone sums up the entirety of this episode, but we all know the Google algorithm rewards verbosity, so here we go. The guys discuss the first time they heard the song, which was a decade too late, and how the band’s sincerity and dedication to doing exactly what the frick they want screams “punk” more than most skids could ever hope to amount to.
Songs of the week:
Hate Me (Sometimes) by Stand Atlantic
Secrets by State Champs
Retromaina: Pop Culture’s Addition To Its Own Past by Simon Reynolds
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