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looking for a song!


By flipper73

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    hi everybody,
    21 years ago i was with my backpack for some months in australia and enjoyed life. i met many nice people and had a really good time. i travelled from sidney up to cooktown at the east coast. i was at some hotspots (byron bay, nimbin, frazer island, whitsunday Islands, etc.). after the east coast i went to darwin and made my way to the ayers rock and alice springs.then my way took me to the west coast (perth, margret river, wave rock, pinnacles, etc.).

    i always stayed at hostels and had really fun time with people from allover the world.
    now i come to the point in a big hostel in brisbane (i think the name was palace) i stayed for some nights. in the underground floor there was a club where people every night went to dancing and drinking. and the disc jockey played one song i liked very much. a lot of people knew that song because they sang the song along. i never heard it before. i am looking for the song. all i can tell you is that it was something like a punk song and it was about school or going to school. and it was a fast song. sorry nothing more. do you have any ideas which song this could be?

    it would be so cool if you could help me!
    best regards ralf

    #2 7 months ago

    The obvious answer would be School’s Out by Alice Cooper but that is older and not exactly punk. I’ll think about it, try and find you some newer songs.

    #3 7 months ago

    Ramones - Rock 'n Roll High School

    Pink Floyd - Another brick in the Wall Part 2

    Mötley Crüe - Smokin In the Boys Room

    Van Halen - Hot For Teacher

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Punk version of a Paul Simon classic)

    Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me

    J Geils Band - Centerfold

    #4 7 months ago

    was the song current to that time 21 years ago, so released in late 1990's?

    #5 7 months ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    The obvious answer would be School’s Out by Alice Cooper but that is older and not exactly punk. I’ll thin about it, try and find you some newer songs.

    no that is not the song. this song i knew.
    thanks for your effort

    #6 7 months ago

    sorry not the right songs. the style of the ramones goes in the right direction.

    #7 7 months ago

    Jr High Love? Came out 21 years ago.

    Watch "Desert Sessions - Jr High Love" on YouTube

    #8 7 months ago
    Quoted from silver_spinner:

    was the song current to that time 21 years ago, so released in late 1990's?

    i would think it was an older song because i only heard it in the club. not on the radio.

    #9 7 months ago
    Quoted from Pinstym:

    Jr High Love? Came out 21 years ago.
    Watch "Desert Sessions - Jr High Love" on YouTube

    not that song - but the style is similar

    #10 7 months ago

    Take a look at the Australia charts. If everyone was singing along, it should have been in the carts. http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-1998.htm

    This may help you to narrow it down:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_school

    #11 7 months ago

    thank you - a lot to do. i will report back when i checked it!

    #12 7 months ago

    Ok, this is my area - if there’s a song released in Australia that I don’t know about, it was never recorded in the first place

    So let’s start with basics - was it an Australian song?

    Australia has had plenty of punk bands, and some very good ones, but few had songs that would lead to regular singalongs. Most likely would be couple from The Saints

    I reckon you are thinking about a pub rock band, and there are a huge number of songs from that era and before that could potentially fit the bill. The school reference confuses me slightly though...

    #13 7 months ago

    hmm, you've got me thinking now. Could be an Angels song, Cold Chisel, Acca Dacca, Oils or Rose Tattoo maybe.
    They're good Aussie bands that people sing along to.
    The unofficial Aussie chorus of "Am I ever gonna see your face again" certainly comes to mind...lol

    #14 7 months ago

    Social Distortion - Story of my Life?

    Something like a punk song, upbeat/fast, lyrics about school, and you can dance and sing to it.

    Just a guess.

    Came out early '90's, but I see Social D didn't tour Down Under until 2010... 2011. (Whoops, edited to fix the year. It was 2011. I mention that because it makes me wonder how much, if any, airplay they got in Australia early.)

    #15 7 months ago
    Quoted from Hyperball91:

    hmm, you've got me thinking now. Could be an Angels song, Cold Chisel, Acca Dacca, Oils or Rose Tattoo maybe.
    They're good Aussie bands that people sing along to.
    The unofficial Aussie chorus of "Am I ever gonna see your face again" certainly comes to mind...lol

    Yep, I like the way you are thinking

    I saw Barnesy in Canberra last night. Still got it and tore the house down

    #16 7 months ago

    beastie boys- fight for your right

    #17 7 months ago

    Cosmic Psychos - Back at School.

    #18 7 months ago
    Quoted from Mach5Amps:

    Social Distortion - Story of my Life?
    Something like a punk song, upbeat/fast, lyrics about school, and you can dance and sing to it.
    Just a guess.
    Came out early '90's, but I see Social D didn't tour Down Under until 2010.

    Yep, that's the one I immediately thought of. Great song.

    #19 7 months ago

    suicidal tendencies - institutionalized.

    #20 7 months ago

    Summertime blues by a bunch of people

    #21 7 months ago

    "Birth, School, Work, Death" by The Godfathers

    It's punk (but not hard core) and maybe not fast enough. Was already old when you were traveling, and crowds could easily sing along with the part that mentions school.

    In fact, it seems like it was written for the crowd to chant the lyrics during that part.

    #22 7 months ago
    Quoted from Axl:

    Take a look at the Australia charts. If everyone was singing along, it should have been in the carts. http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-1998.htm
    This may help you to narrow it down:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_school

    unbelievable - i found the song!!!

    i went through the list of the charts from the link.

    the song is „prisoner of society“ from the living end. don‘t ask me why i thought it was something about school! i don‘t know!

    thank you 1.000 times that you postet the link! you are the best axl!

    thanks to all the other people who wanted to help me and postet something.

    i never heard before of band the living end. maybe it was only popular down under? i recommend to listen to the song! i like it very much!

    ralf

    #23 7 months ago

    too save others the trouble of googling

    #24 7 months ago

    Pretty good song. Glad you found it.

    #25 7 months ago

    Good job tracking it down - it's always great to hear a song from your past that could've'been lost forever.

    They sound like Green Day and the singer does look a bit like Matthew Perry.

    #26 7 months ago

    Hmmm, I know that song, always thought it was Green Day.

    #27 7 months ago

    So great to hear you found the song!

    #28 7 months ago

    Nothing like an earworm to keep you up at night. Congrats on keeping your sanity

    #29 7 months ago

    Well done! Nothing better than sorting out something you have been pondering for a long time. Especially after two decades...

    The Living End is still playing, and is extremely good live. Love what they do with a double bass. Check out their other stuff too

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