Hello and welcome to Singles Lost in Time, where we dig through our library here at idobi (like monks sifting through historical texts) and we dust off some absolute bangers that never got their proper time in the sun.
Allister – “Somewhere on Fullerton”
“Somewhere on Fullerton” embodies the bouncing energy and edgy fun of pop-punk. As an ode to the legendary Chicago punk venue Fireside Bowl, the song is both a product of its time and timeless. Its video is one of my favorite time capsules of the good and bad of the early 2000s. It’s full of earnest goofiness, strict yet comfortable skate-punk aesthetic, frosted tips, Heelys, and a glaring dearth of POC.
Strike Anywhere – “We Amplify/Blaze”
Look to your left. Look to your right. We’re all wearing masks. Time to start the revolution. Strike Anywhere’s call to arms opens their 2003 classic album Exit English. “We Amplify” acts as a fuel injector in an idling drag race car, revving up for the light to flash green. When the green light finally burns, we get the confluence of chaos that “Blaze” embodies, sending us screaming down the track toward anarchic glory.