Piebald undoubtedly hit their peak of creativity and populararity with 2002’s We Are the Only Friends We Have. While at its root, the band was writing pop-punk songs, they were able to elevate their craft by adding clever and humorous lyrics overtop of odd
A website devoted to songwriting in punk rock would be totally lacking if it did not have an entry on what is the most ubiquitous and popular chord progression in modern punk music: I – V – vi – IV (or for the Roman
Bob Mould is a godfather of modern pop-punk songwriting. From his legendary band, Husker Du, to his solo work, to his short-lived 90s band, Sugar, his skill and influence are without question. He just released an awesome new record called Beauty & Ruin and
Every great song has some special musical ingredient that takes what could otherwise be a run-of-the-mill to something that really sticks out and helps makes the song great. In this post we’ll cover how the flat 2 chord can be used to give a
Green Day often takes heat for their “simple songs.” However, despite this perceived simplicity, Billie Joe and co. have a few tricks up their sleeves. In this post we’ll look at Green Day’s secret weapon – the flat 7 chord – and see how
What makes “Cut Your Hair” so great? We’ll take a look at how an atypical unbalanced chord structure and playful thematic lyrics work together to make this song a true 90’s “slacker” classic.