VariousIt's A Punk Thing, You Wouldn't Understand

Label:Shakefork Records – # 9
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Style:Emo, Punk


A1Gauge (3)Blank
BassNeil Sandler
DrumsRyan Rapsys
EngineerNeal Jensen
Guitar, VocalsGub Conway*, Kevin J. Frank
ProducerGauge (3), Neal*
A2The BollweevilsTalk
Recorded ByChuck Uchida
A3Smoking PopesLets Hear It For Love
BassMatt Caterer
DrumsMike Felumlee
EngineerMass Giorgini
GuitarEli Caterer
Vocals, GuitarJosh Caterer
A4Cap'n JazzScary Kids Scaring Kids
Music ByMike*, Sam*, Vic*
Recorded ByNeal Jensen
Words ByTim*
B1Friction (8)Milt
PerformerAndy*, Bob*, Scott*
Photography By [Photo]Shortall*
B2Screeching WeaselCelena
EngineerSteve Albini
Liner NotesBen*
ProducerEric Spicer, Jughead (4)
B3HeelBlu Zone
EngineerHeel, Steve Jacula

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Lyric sheet included.

Screeching Weasel's "Celena" is spelled "Celina" on the back cover.
Cap'n Jazz's track is called "Scary Kids" on the back cover and "Scary Kids Scaring Kids" on the lyric sheet.

Many copies have the label's address crossed out with black marker. This was done after label owner Scott Broadhurst left Illinois for California.

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It's A Punk Thing, You Wouldn't Understand (8×File, FLAC, Compilation, Reissue)DuPage County HardcorenoneUS2023



  • legg95's avatar
    Edited 11 years ago
    October 2008 marks the 15 year anniversary of the release of the It's a Punk Thing You Wouldn't Understand compilation. This by far was the crowning achievement of Shakefork's brief existence. For one thing it was the labels jump from 7" s to it's one and only 12" release. The other big thing was it bridged the gap between Shakefork and Victory which goes to to show some proof that the riff between the two camps had a lot to do with my own over inflated ego since by the time of it's release I had already left the Western Suburbs for greener pastures. Maybe Snott and Tony found a common bond in my lameness in turning my back on the whole scene. If they did then more power to them I am happy to play the part. When I listen to these tracks now after 15 years I seem to sense something lurking in the music. It crackles with a feeling of something big is about to happen like the first signs of a sprout after it cracks the seed and breaks through the ground on it's way to sky. It's total awesome knowing that most of the guys who played in these bands are still all involved in making music one way or another. I'd love to hear what you think of It's a Punk and it's place in the history of the Chicagoland scene.-RAY


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