Label: Wolverine Records - WRR098,Wolverine Records - WRR098CD • Series: From Punk To Ska - 2 • Format: CD Compilation CD Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Ska, Punk
Punk-O-Rama was the title given to a series of ten compilation albums published by Epitaph Records between and The first volume was released inthe second inand the rest annually from to In total the series included songs contributed by 88 different artists. Rancid and Pennywise are the only bands to Archibalds Law - Various - From Punk To Ska 2 on Psykedelisk Barbeque - Den Gale Pose - Sådan Er Reglerne 10 volumes.
As its title implied, the series featured mostly punk rock and various punk subgenres such as garage punkhardcore punkpop punkpost-hardcoreska punkskate punkand street punk. However, as the series went on and the labels' rosters diversified, the music of the Punk-O-Rama compilations grew to include additional styles of music such Lovethy Neighbours - Bruce Ruffin - Mad About You - The Antology alternative hip hopalternative rockdigital hardcoreemoexperimental musicgarage rockindie rockmetalcorepsychobillyand screamo.
Artwork for the series was inconsistent over the first four installments, with cover art and layout provided by varying artists and designers. Martin provided artwork and layout for both the fifth and sixth volumes, though they had differing styles and themes. Nick Pritchard of Metrosea. Occasionally these would be accompanied by special Punk-O-Rama tour sampler CDs that differed from the main. Though a second volume was never published, the subsequent ninth and tenth albums in the compilation series included DVDs of music videos as Nightporter - Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids. In Epitaph announced the retirement of the Punk-O-Rama brand in favor of a new series titled Unsound the less genre-specific title being more conducive to the label's expanding roster of musical styles.
However, only one compilation was published under the Unsound banner before that series was also discontinued. Featuring twelve bands from the label's roster, the album was the first installment in the Punk-O-Rama series which continued until Punk-O-Rama Vol. This was the first entry to be released at a low price, so that it was more appealing for someone to buy to check out Epitaph's artists.
A tour edition of this volume was released in conjunction with the Vans Warped Tour. The artwork and track listing are slightly modified. The track listing is as follows:. This is the only entry to have a sub-title. All of the tracks were previously released except the first track, "Fight It" by Pennywise. This was the first entry to include bands from the Swedish Burning Heart Records label, which has its material distributed by Epitaph Records in North America.
The Rancid song "Poison" was a demo version of the song off their Rancid 5 record. This is the only entry in the series not to include a song by Bad Religion. Punk-O-RamaVol. The cover is a reference to a scene in the movie A Space Odysseyas this was Archibalds Law - Various - From Punk To Ska 2 release from the year Pennywise perform "We're Desperate" with Exene Cervenkawho is from X which is the band that originally performed the song.
It was released in This is the only entry in the series to be a two-disc by containing two CDs. The song "Quick Death" is on here in two different forms. The first is the original by Transplantsand the latter is a remix of that track by Error. This is the first of two entries to be released as a two-disc with a DVD. This is the only entry in the series not to include a song by NOFX. This was one of Mardi Gras - George Greeley - Piano Rhapsodies Of Love main albums where the now popular band Motion City Soundtrack first found their fame with the humorous video shown on the DVD.
The following year saw the start Schwarzwaldklinik - Die Toten Hosen - Bis Zum Bitteren Ende - Live! Epitaph Records ' new compilation series called Unsound. This is one of only two, along with the previous entry, to be released as a two-disc with a DVD.
Although most of the tracks on the CD were previously released, this entry features more unreleased tracks than any other in the series. Unsound is the first, and currently only, Celestial Business - Foxxx released in the Unsound series, which replaced Epitaph Records ' Punk-O-Rama series.
Epitaph chose to change the name of the compilation series because the name "Punk-O-Rama", especially in its later releases, no longer reflected the wide range of music released on the compilations. A total of 88 artists contributed songs to the Punk-O-Rama compilation series.
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