I know I have been slacking a lot this year with my EMOnday posts. The main reason is that I had a new (and better) idea for this as a weekly post. Instead of finding a few videos, I would rather, each week, focus on a record that had some significance to me growing up.
My view of “EMO” growing up in the punk scene in the late 90s is a lot different than the connatation that it has to day. Essentially the EMOnday posts are sort of my platform for the music that really inspired me as a kid. A lot of it is pretty damn Emo, while others times it’s just poppy or plain ripping. Hope you enjoy.
The first post is the Less Than Jake/Jimmy Eat World split 7-inch that came out in 1996 on Capitol Records. This was the beginning of the end as some would put it for the punk/emo/indie scene as a whole. Not this 7-inch in particular, but the idea that what was left of the underground was now going mainstream. Although these songs appeared on other releases I think this is a pretty solid split, and totally represents where I was at age 16.
Tracklisting in the comments.- Twerps!