Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Transgressions - Braindead

  Regular visitors will know that I love a bit of catchy, dumb pop punk and one of the best songs of this type to be released in recent times is featured today. I don't know too much about The Transgressions other than that they're a three piece from Madison, Wisconsin, they've been together since 2008 and they've not released much (seemingly they spend most of their time drinking beer and gorging on pizza).

  Headed by vocalist/guitarist Ben Gretenhart, they've had several line up changes, split up, reformed, relocated to Knoxville and now Ben is joined by Eric M (bass/vocals) and Hank R (drums) and there's the prospect of new material in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

   Influenced by the likes of Screeching Weasel and the Mutant Pop back catalogue you can listen to them here : https://thetransies.bandcamp.com/

  From 2009's Waste My Time, this is the rather wonderful Braindead.....

I'm braindead
I stare into space
I'm braindead
I can't stand this place
I'm braindead
I don't give a shit
I'm braindead
With no place to fit

I'm braindead
Always wasting time
I'm braindead
But I'm feeling fine
I'm braindead
With no thoughts inside
I'm braindead
Yeah, my brain has died

I'm braindead
I'm braindead
Don't ask me I don't care
I just sit around and stare

I'm braindead
I've given up hope
I'm braindead
Cause I'm smoking dope
I'm braindead
As I watch TV
I'm braindead
When you talk to me

I'm braindead
Always wasting time
I'm braindead
But I'm feeling fine
I'm braindead
With no thoughts inside
I'm braindead
Yeah, my brain is fried

I'm braindead
I'm braindead
Don't ask me I don't care
I just sit around and stare
I'm Braindead


3 comments:

  1. New 7" called "Fucked Up" out on It's Alive soon. It should be their next release.

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