There was a spell there towards the end of the last century, that if you wanted to prove how punk rock your attitude was, you would suffix whatever the name of the project was with a "'77."

It quickly became a running joke with some friends I hung out with. Taco Bell '77. Camel Lights '77. I'll be there around seven '77. I don't get paid til Friday '77 and so on. 

It cracked us up for a couple months. 

It was not a running joke with everyone I hung out with though. One evening, I was hanging out with some other group of friends. They were starting a band and were looking for a name. 

"Dude! You should call yourself Apostrophe 77!" I blurted out. From the looks on their faces, you could tell they thought it was brilliant. "Yes, that's perfect. That's when punk rock really started. If people see our name on a flier, they'll know we play punk rock!"

"Yeah, that the joke, man. It lets people know you are (air quotes) PUNK FREAKIN' ROCK, BRO!"

"So, wait," one of them said in a puzzled tone "You weren't serious?"

I think the band lasted a few practices and maybe a basement party. That's a standard punk rock story. they didn't use the name.

There are no songs from '77 in episode 77 of the Smashin'' Transistors fake radio show. 

What you'll hear:

Tilahun Gessesse – Alegntaye

Flying Saucer Attack – Present

Midnight Steppers – The Method Singer

Frankie Traandruppel – Hooray For The Frown

-words from your host-

Smarts – Cling Wrap

Pensioner – The Night

Boris – Furi 

A Feast Of Snakes – Know Your Name

-words from your host-

Astute Palate – A Little Proof

Neil and Crazy Horse – Barstool Blues

The Lice – Daymare Town

Feeling Figures – Never in Time

-words from your host-

ISS - (Met)forming

Cathedral – Suicide Asteroid

Sex Tide – Scorpion

Chris Brokaw – The Heart of Human Trafficking

-words from your host-

Chronophage – Talking Android

Eat Girls – All The Lovers Are Gonna Leave and Die

Lavender Flu – Rake The Face

Angst – Somethings (I Can’t Get Used To)

-words from your host-

 

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