#371 with Kurt Morris: Razorcake Podcast

Sep 11, 2015

#371 with Kurt Morris: Razorcake Podcast

Here it is: the last in my trilogy of podcasts dedicated to punctuation. This time I’m covering song titles that include a question mark. Actually, all the songs are in the form of a question. I can’t help but think that asking questions is one of the integral parts of being punk. I suppose that’s one of the things that drew me to it. I’ve always wanted to understand why things have to be a certain way. And what I found was, to paraphrase Propagandhi, that when I asked some questions I wasn’t usually satisfied with the answers. Of course, in the environment where I grew up (conservative Christian rural Indiana), asking questions was seen as being disrespectful and unnecessary. But what I found in punk were other people who also wanted to question the societal and cultural norms. And those people ended up being some of the best people I’ve known. So fuck “fitting in.” Keep asking questions.

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Slant 6, “What Kind of Monster Are You?” 20 Years of Dischord Box Set (Dischord)
Misfits, “Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?” Collection I
Bad Brains, “How Low Can a Punk Get?” Rat Music For Rat People (Go!)
Circle Jerks, “What’s Your Problem?” Group Sex (Frontier)
Black Flag, “What Can You Believe?” The Complete 1982 Demos
Crashdog, “Who?” 8 Years to Nowhere (Grrr)
Le Shok, “Where’s the Line Begin for Vicodin?” We Are Electrocution (GSL)
Leatherface, “Isn’t Life Just Sweet?” The Stormy Petrel (No Idea)
Jawbreaker, “Do You Still Hate Me?” 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (Tupelo-Communion)
The Mae Shi, “R U Professional?” (Self-released)
Cactus’s, “Where Is My Skeleton?” Tropical Terror (Beat Crazy)
Mara’akate, “Diet Usurp?” Self-titled EP (One Day Savior)
City Of Caterpillar, “When Was the Last Time We Painted over the Blood on the Walls?” Self-titled (Level-Plane)
Four Hundred Years, “How About We Both Stop Lying to Each Other?” The New Imperialism (Lovitt)
Cursive, “Mothership, Mothership Do You Read Me?” Burst and Bloom EP (Saddle Creek)
The Mekons, “Where Were You?” No Thanks!