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12 Cent

RIYL

The Unseen, Suicide Machines, Face to Face, Kid Dynamite, Descendents, Black Flag

Influences

Kid Dynamite, Minor Threat, Against Me!, H2O, Bouncing Souls, the Freeze, 7seconds, Gang Green, Gorilla Biscuits, Schlong, Spinal Tap, Blood for Blood, the Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, Avail, Guttermouth, AFI, Primus, Goldfinger, Social Distortion, NOFX, the Queers, Screeching Weasel, Green Day, Cryptopsy, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Bad Religion, Sublime, Bastard Squad

Discography

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In a genre based on pissing people off, 12 Cent takes it one step further. Dig around for reviews of 12 Cent on punk message boards, and you’ll see a lot of references to “mall punk,” “California Core,” and “crap.” The punkier-than-thou crowd disapproves of the band’s recent inclusion of a piano and harmonized vocals.

12 Cent’s collision of rough three-chord rock with twangy honky-tonk piano feels almost blasphemous, which is of course what punk is about. Their Boston accents and raucous shouting bring a party mood. Lyrics are filled with imagery of beer, sex, and stinky couches, agitating even the worst of attention deficits.

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