[Overseas Features] Part 2.2: Real Punk // NOFX + Anti-Flag + New Found Glory + Social Distortion + more

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Overseas Features Part 2.2 – Real Punk
<海外報導特集> 第2.2章: 真正朋克

NOFX + Anti-Flag + New Found Glory + Motion City Soundtracks
Social Distortion + Dropkick Murphys + 7 Seconds + Bouncing Souls
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes + Buzzcock + Stiff Little Fingers

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Part 2.2: Real Punk

Part 2.1: Emo Comeback // 第2.1章: Emo 回歸
Part 2.2: Real Punk // 第2.2章: 真正朋克

Part 2.3: Immortal Metal // 第2.3章:不朽金屬
Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars // 第2.4章:Metalcore 的明日之星
Part 2.5 – Legendary Rappers & Newborn Wavers // 第2.5章:傳奇rappers與新生wavers
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Punk rock is always what Riot Fest is about. It shows a great variety of punk music – hardcore punk, pop punk, protopunk, ska punk, celtic punk, solid punk rock, etc. There’s one thing in common though — they are fun, wise and are here to give you a life lesson that no schools would ever teach you.

Riot Fest 一向與朋克搖滾有著不可分隔的關係。音樂節中囊括了各種朋克音樂: hardcore punk, pop punk, protopunk, ska punk, celtic punk, solid punk rock 等。雖然各有特色,但它們有些共同地方他們都是充滿幽默、智慧,而且會教曉你課堂上不會告訴你的道理。

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NOFX, the influential sound in pop punk, is going to blow your head out with their fast, straight-forward songs. Frontman Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin’s great sense of humor brings out the warmth of excitement in the cold rain. Without any exaggerated lighting effect or stage props, the band themselves easily ignite the hype of the crowd. The teasing and the finger-pointing towards the social disappointments still sound relevant.

在流行朋克有影響力的 NOFX 用快速、直接的歌曲令你熱血沸騰。主唱 Fat Mike 和結他手 Eric Melvin 的幽默對答在冷雨中帶來另類溫暖。在沒有任何誇張的燈光效果或裝飾下,樂隊憑本身的魅力很容易就能燃點人群的火炙。時至今日,歌曲中對社會不滿的嘲弄和指責仍然切合當下。

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Political punk veterans Anti-Flag continues their proclamation for social justice through their upbeat music. The band always incorporate highly anarchy-esque artwork in their physical releases and live performance. Vocalist Justin Sane scream “Life is a fucking mosh pit!” and bassist/vocalist Chris No.2 adds “This is a revolution!”

They also call for people’s attention towards the unequal phenomenon in the society. Attendees with middle fingers raised up to express their mutual perspectives with the band. Towards the end of the set, Anti-Flag ask their fans to shake hands with the person next to the adjacent person to make new friends. Yes, that’s what punk always about — make peace not war.

Political punk 樂團 Anti-Flag 繼續通過其歡快流行旋律宣傳社會公義的訊息。樂隊經常把無政府主義風格的裝飾放到專輯和現場表演中。歌手 Justin Sane 叫喊:「人生就是一個他媽的 mosh pit!」低音結他手/主唱 Chris No.2 補充:「這是一場革命!」

他們還呼籲大家關注社會的不平等現象。在場樂迷一同舉起中指以表達自己與樂隊的共同觀點。演出末段,Anti-Flag 鼓勵觀眾與身旁的人握手結交朋友。這就是朋克中經常談到的精神要和平不要戰爭。

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Recently, New Found Glory come back strong with new album Resurrection via Hopeless Records they just signed to. All the fresh moves brighten up these energetic punk rockers again for a whole new era. Catchy old tunes like My Friend Over You and All Down Hill From Here evokes the same delight. Jordan Pundik speaks loud “You never know what you worth until you have reached rock bottom!”

最近,剛剛與 Hopeless Records 簽約的 New Found Glory 以新專輯Resurrection 強勢回歸。一切新開始再次照亮這個充滿活力的朋克搖滾樂隊,帶領他們進入全新的黄金時代。朗朗上口的舊曲調像 My Friend Over You All Down Hill From Here 喚起像當年同樣的喜悅。 Jordan Pundik大聲說:「當你掉到谷底,你才會知道自己的價值!」

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Another sunny punk group Motion City Soundtrack take over the stage with bright smiles and cheerful vibe. MCS’ signature optimism always uplift your souls away from the harsh reality. When the band perform one of pop punk’s essential track, The Future Freaks Me Out, from their 2002 debut album I Am The Movie, the crowd spontaneously throw their arms in the air and unleash the hidden youth inside. Every band member, especially keyboard player Jesse Johnson, is acting extremely enthusiastic, bringing an affecting live presentation.

接下來又一個精力充沛的朋克樂團 Motion City Soundtrack 以燦爛笑容和歡快氣氛登上舞台。 MCS 的正能量很容易令你會心微笑。當樂隊奏出流行朋克不可或缺一曲 The Future Freaks Me Out (來自他們2002 年的首張專輯 I Am The Movie) ,人群不自覺地舉起雙手起舞,釋放心底裡青春的一面。每個樂隊成員,尤其是鍵琴手Jesse Johnson,表現得極其雀躍,現場演出非常有感染力。

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Coming up next is the classic punk act Social Distortion. Founded in the late 70’s, Social D. gained their reputation for inputing country, rockabilly and rock and roll into their solid punk melody. No matter if you’re young punks or old diehards, Social Distortion must have crossed your musical path in some way. Despite some critics had commented on the weariness of Mike Ness’ vocal recently, I’m still able to identify the unique rawness in his singing. The American retro style backdrop fits seamlessly with the bluesy tunes and the tattooed gentlemen.

那接下來是經典的朋克組合 Social Distortion。成立於70年代,Social D. 善於把鄉謠、rockabilly 和搖滾樂混合堅實的朋克旋律。不管你是年輕的朋克樂迷或是 diehard 追隨者,Social Distortion 一定曾經出現過在你的音樂道路上。儘管最近有個別評論指 Mike Ness 的聲音出現疲憊和破損,小編認為他的粗獷歌聲仍然十分特出。美國復古風格的布幕背景與這幾位紳士打扮的紋身樂手及藍調樂韻配合得天衣無縫。

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The spokesmen of working class, celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys always bring the masses together with their Irish-fused music. The diverse use of different instruments create distinctive layers of tones. The brilliant Irish sound mix transcends common, false perception of punk rock being aggressive and anarchistic only. Indeed, the cultural and societal context of Dropkick Murphys has shown acceptance and creativity in the punk rock community. The band’s righteous edge unite the crowd unwittingly, regardless their generation, class or culture.

工人階級的代言人、celtic 朋克搖滾樂隊 Dropkick Murphys 最擅長以他們的愛爾蘭式音樂把聽眾團結起來。多樣化的樂器製造鮮明的音調層次,超越一般人對朋克搖滾只有挑釁噪音的錯誤觀念。事實上,Dropkick Murphys 音樂背後的文化和社會背景充分展現朋克界中的大同和創意。不管現場觀眾來自哪一代、階級或文化,都會在不知不覺中被樂隊的正氣曲調凝聚一起。

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Our lens shift to the hardcore field featuring the top-rated, Straightedge group 7 Seconds. Rising from the first wave hardcore scene, they successfully spread positive power into the punk society. Their music promotes values of equality and justice with non-violent approach. Live show is always the best way for activist-musicians like 7 Seconds to share opinions with their fans. The straightforward exchange of ethical messages on and below stage further tighten up the bonding in-between.

鏡頭一轉,我們找到 hardcore 代表人物、Straightedge 樂團 7 Seconds。他們在第一代 hardcore 文化中冒起,利用音樂推展公平正義與非暴力的價值觀,致力在朋克圈子中傳播正面力量。對於像 7 Seconds 同時是社會活躍分子的樂手,現場演出一直是與觀眾分享意見的最佳途徑。台上台下的直接交流進一步拉近樂團與樂迷的距離。

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40 minutes later, we go back to the pop punk land with The Bouncing Souls. Last year in New York City, we sat down and talked to The Souls about the highs and lows of being in a band for 25 years. Their artistic passion and D.I.Y. ethics has never gone away as time passes by. There’s always a sense of easiness and honesty in their shows. Frontman Greg Attonito comes down from the stage and has a little fun time with his fans. The mud on the ground is now washed by splendid sunshine and gorgeous smiles.

40分鐘後,我們又回到流行朋克的懷抱中。去年,我們在紐約市有幸與新澤西州朋克表表者 The Bouncing Souls 作訪問,內容談到 The Souls 組成25年的高低起伏。他們的藝術激情和 D.I.Y. 精神從來沒有隨著時間飛逝而消失。他們的歌曲總是帶著從容、真誠的感覺。主將 Greg Attonito 步到舞台下與樂迷作交流。雨後地上的泥濘都給燦爛的陽光和美麗的笑容洗滌。

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Your favorite punk rock superstars — Spike Slawson from Swingin’ Utters, Fat Mike from NOFX, Chris Shiflett from Foo Fighters, Joey Cape and Dave Raun from Lagwagon are set to take you by surprise with their unexpected, humorous cover songs under the moniker of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. The old tunes your parents listened to becomes the newly-crafted fast rhythms. These Hawaiian-shirt rockers turns the muddy ground into a punk rock dance floor.

你最喜歡的朋克搖滾巨星 — Swingin’ Utters Spike SlawsonNOFX Fat MikeFoo Fighters Chris ShiflettLagwagon Joey Cape Dave Raun 將以 Me First and the Gimme Gimmes 樂團的名義,以幽默翻唱歌給你意想不到的驚喜。父母年代的老曲調變成為新版本的明快朋克歌曲。這身穿夏威夷裇衫的樂團頓時把泥濘沼澤變成搖滾舞池。

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Wrapping up our section we have two defining sound of the punk rock movement from the UK. During the explosion of punk rock in the late 70’s, adolescents came out with fast, short songs, usually about politics and teenage angst, to prove you need not to be a music master to speak out what you believe in through music.

這章最後一部分有來自英國的 Buzzcock Stiff Little Fingers 兩個在早期朋克運動舉足輕重的聲音。70年代後期朋克搖滾爆發,青少年以快速、簡短的歌曲發洩對政治的不滿和少年的焦慮,亦借此證明你不需要是音樂大師也可透過音樂來分享你的信念。

Buzzcock is the first batch of bands that jumped into the pool of punk rock in the UK. The minimalistic catchy tunes easily grabbed young people’s attention. Now, the members have reached their late 50s, it’s not possible for them to deliver the same rebellious flame like they used to. However, there’s a connotation of celebration in the 40-minute set, short but tight. Every song sung is anthemic — What Do I Get?, Ever Fallen In Love? and of course the controversial Orgasm Addict.

Buzzcock 是首批在英國參與朋克運動的樂團,地位舉足輕重。當年他們憑結構簡潔而朗朗上口的曲調很容易便抓住年輕人的注意力。現在,各成員已經有50多歲,絕不可能再展現同樣的叛逆火焰。然而,這40分鐘的演出更像個緊湊的慶祝會。唱每首都是 Buzzcock 的名曲,其中包括 What Do I Get? Ever Fallen In Love? 當然還有備受爭議的 Orgasm Addict

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Stiff Little Fingers take the crowd further down the memory lane. Even their set is even shorter than Buzzcock’s, audience, especially the newer generation, still get the chance to physically hear the sound that leads to the bands they worship now. The rage shinning through the teen boys’ eyes are now replaced by the contentment on the grown men’s smiles. Alternative Ulster doesn’t sound anything like it did in the 78, but it is still a good reminder of where punk begins.

Stiff Little Fingers 決定與觀眾繼續沈澱在記憶裡。雖然他們的歌單比 Buzzcock 的更短,但幸好仍能讓新一代樂迷親身聽到影響他們現在崇拜的樂團的原始聲音。當年眼中的憤怒被現在知足的笑容取代。Alternative Ulster 也沒不像78年原版本的尖銳,但也是一個很好的機會去回憶朋克的根源。

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Part 2.2: Real Punk

Part 2.1: Emo Comeback // 第2.1章: Emo 回歸
Part 2.2: Real Punk // 第2.2章: 真正朋克

Part 2.3: Immortal Metal // 第2.3章:不朽金屬
Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars // 第2.4章:Metalcore 的明日之星
Part 2.5 – Legendary Rappers & Newborn Wavers // 第2.5章:傳奇rappers與新生wavers
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