“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules. Anyway…I’ve started to make a tape… in my head…”


                                                                                    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

           Note To Self: never try to impersonate Olin Ezra.  EVER.  Yeah, I ripped my throat apart on Tuesdays show so I was oddly quiet this week.  Well I say quiet but I’m sure a few of you think I still talked too much.  I like to talk so sue me.  Wait.  Do not sue me. 

            This week I took you Punky Brewsters to the beach with my…


 ***Side A***

“Mr. Barbeque” by Guttermouth 

“Hang Ten In East Berlin” by D.I. 

“Booze Cabana” by The Goops 

“A Song About Hawaii” by Cringer  

“Beach Blanket Bongout” by JFA 

“Beach Song”  by The Dead Milkmen

“Surf Combat” by Naked Raygun

“Here Comes The Summer” by The Undertones

“Sun God” by Squirrel Bait

 ***Side B***

“The Sing Along Summer Song” by Satanic Surfers 

“Balboa Fun Zone(Riot On The Beach)” by The Adolescents 

“Holiday Sunrise” by Rancid 

“Blood Beach” by Groovie Ghoulies 

“Peaches” by The Stranglers 

“Rockaway Beach” by The Ramones  

“Don’t Back Down” by The Queers

“Summertime” by Sublime

 Now “Summertime” may not be a punk song exactly but goddamn if it isn’t a great song.  Also “Booze Cabana” is a gem.  If you check one song make it “Booze Cabana”.

 Every week Friday at 7:00pm Elitist Geezer Punk Radio on Tapdetroit.com will be providing you with a mixtape that pays due credit to the punk scenes of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and that’s it.  If you were in a band or knew some bands or collected any CD’s of local punk bands please send us your shit at…


 …or even if you just have a great story from your days of Dr. Martens Boots and chain wallets jot it down in an email along with a song request and, who knows, I’ll probably play it.

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