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Punk-O-Rama was the title given to a series of ten compilation albums published by Epitaph Records between 1994 and 2005. The first volume was released in 1994, the second in 1996, and the rest annually from 1998 to 2005. The albums included artists from Epitaph's roster as well as from its subsidiary label ANTI- and its partnership labels Hellcat Records and Burning Heart Records. In total the series included 257 songs contributed by 88 different artists.

Rancid and Pennywise are the only bands to appear on all 10 volumes. Scott Radinsky appears on all 10, 1 with Ten Foot Pole and 9 with Pulley.

As its title implied, the series featured mostly punk rock and various punk subgenres such as garage punk, hardcore punk, pop punk, post-hardcore, ska punk, skate punk, and street punk. However, as the series went on and the labels' rosters diversified, the music of the Punk-O-Rama compilations grew to include additional styles of music such as alternative hip hop, alternative rock, digital hardcore, emo, experimental music, garage rock, indie rock, metalcore, psychobilly, and screamo.

Artwork for the series was inconsistent over the first four installments, with cover art and layout provided by varying artists and designers. C. Martin provided artwork and layout for both the fifth and sixth volumes, though they had differing styles and themes. Nick Pritchard of Metrosea.com provided artwork and layout for the final four volumes of the series, which adopted a similar look and style.

Epitaph also organized several Punk-O-Rama tours featuring bands that had contributed to the compilations, such as Agnostic Front, All, The Distillers, Guttermouth, Millencolin, Straight Faced, and the Voodoo Glow Skulls. Occasionally these would be accompanied by special Punk-O-Rama tour sampler CDs that differed from the main. series of compilation albums. In 2003 the label published the DVD Punk-O-Rama: The Videos, Volume 1, including 22 music videos and "The Epitaph Story", a short film relating the history of the label. Though a second volume was never published, the subsequent ninth and tenth albums in the compilation series included DVDs of music videos as well.

In 2006 Epitaph announced the retirement of the Punk-O-Rama brand in favor of a new series titled Unsound,[1] the less genre-specific title being more conducive to the label's expanding roster of musical styles. However, only one compilation was published under the Unsound banner before that series was also discontinued.

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Punk-O-Rama (1994)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama
Punk-O-Rama cover.jpg
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released November 18, 1994 (1994-11-18)
Genre Punk rock
Length 45:16
Label Epitaph
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama
(1994)
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2
(1996)Punk-O-Rama Vol. 21996

Punk-O-Rama is a compilation album released by Epitaph Records on November 18, 1994. Featuring twelve bands from the label's roster, the album was the first installment in the Punk-O-Rama series which continued until 2005.

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Do What You Want" (from Suffer, 1988)Brett GurewitzBad Religion1:06
2."Don't Call Me White" (from Punk in Drublic, 1994)Fat MikeNOFX2:33
3."Hyena" (from Rancid, 1993)Tim Armstrong, Matt FreemanRancid2:55
4."Session" (from Ignition, 1992)Dexter Holland, Kristine Luna, Jill EckhausThe Offspring2:32
5."Dying to Know" (from Unknown Road, 1993)Jim Lindberg, Fletcher Dragge, Randy Bradbury, Jason Thirsk, Byron McMackinPennywise3:06
6."I Wanna Riot" (from "Roots Radicals", 1995) Rancid3:11
7."Riot City" (from Pledge of Defiance, 1994) Total Chaos2:20
8."Crooked Bird" (from One Inch Masters, 1994) Gas Huffer3:05
9."We're Back, We're Pissed" (from Riches to Rags, 1994) RKL3:39
10."Jennifer Lost the War" (from The Offspring, 1989)HollandThe Offspring2:34
11."Bright Green Globe" (from Punkrockacademyfightsong, 1994) Down by Law3:36
12."Open Door" (from Pennywise, 1991)Dragge, Lindberg, McMackin, ThirskPennywise1:42
13."Crack in the Universe" (from The Hard Stuff, 1995) Wayne Kramer4:40
14."Liza and Louise" (from White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean, 1992)Fat MikeNOFX2:22
15."My Wall" (from Rev, 1994) Ten Foot Pole2:50
16."Reality Is a Ride on the Bus" (from Something Green and Leafy This Way Comes, 1993)Ken Chinn, Marc Belke, Brent Belke, Rob Johnson, Dave ReesSNFU3:05
Total length:45:16

Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 (1996)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released December 3, 1996
Genre Punk rock
Length 39:49
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama
(1994)Punk-O-Rama1994
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2
(1996)
Punk-O-Rama III
(1998)Punk-O-Rama III1998
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Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 is the second compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series. This was the first entry to be released at a low price, so that it was more appealing for someone to buy to check out Epitaph's artists.

All of the songs were previously released with the exception of DFL's "Thought Control". Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' cover of Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young" made its CD debut here, as it was previously only available on Billy, a vinyl single released by the band.

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Coffee Mug" (from Everything Sucks)Descendents0:34
2."Perfect People" (from About Time)Pennywise3:03
3."Cashed In" (from Esteem Driven Engine)Pulley2:13
4."Only the Good Die Young" (from Have Another Ball)Me First and the Gimme Gimmes2:48
5."Mutate With Me" (from Plastique Valentine)The Humpers2:12
6."Sidekick" (from Let's Go)Rancid2:01
7."Bullion" (from Life on a Plate)Millencolin2:00
8."El Coo Cooi" (from Firme)Voodoo Glow Skulls2:37
9."Hate" (from Static)The Joykiller2:08
10."Code Blue" (from Dance With Me)T.S.O.L.2:08
11."Whatever Didi Wants" (from Heavy Petting Zoo)NOFX3:01
12."Gruesome Gary" (from All Scratched Up)Down By Law3:02
13."Just to Get Away" (from Feel the Darkness)Poison Idea2:30
14."Thought Control" (Previously Unreleased)Dead Fucking Last2:18
15."Don't Have the Cow" (from FYULABA)SNFU2:38
16."Give You Nothing" (from Suffer)Bad Religion2:00
17."Jukebox Lean" (from Scared Straight)New Bomb Turks2:36
Vans Warped Tour '97 Presents Punk-O-Rama 2.1

A tour edition of this volume was released in conjunction with the 1997 Vans Warped Tour. The artwork and track listing are slightly modified. The track listing is as follows:

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Coffee Mug" (from Everything Sucks)Descendents0:34
2."Fight 'Till You Die"Pennywise2:57
3."Cashed In" (from Esteem Driven Engine)Pulley2:13
4."Family Tree"H2O2:54
5."Mutate With Me" (from Plastique Valentine)The Humpers2:12
6."Side Kick" (from Let's Go)Rancid2:01
7."Bullion" (from Life on a Plate)Millencolin2:00
8."El Coo Cooi" (from Firme)Voodoo Glow Skulls2:37
9."Hate" (from Static)The Joykiller2:08
10."Whatever Didi Wants" (from Heavy Petting Zoo)NOFX3:01
11."No Equalizer"Down By Law2:47
12."Thought Control" (from Home is Where the Heart Is)Dead Fucking Last2:18
13."You Make Me Thick"SNFU2:18
14."Give You Nothing" (from Suffer)Bad Religion2:00
15."Jukebox Lean" (from Scared Straight)New Bomb Turks2:36
16."Regret"Ten Foot Pole2:37
17."Bobby & Joe"Hepcat2:24

Punk-O-Rama III (1998)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama III
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released June 30, 1998
Genre Punk rock
Length 62:30
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2
(1996)Punk-O-Rama Vol. 21996
Punk-O-Rama III
(1998)
Punk-O-Rama 4
(1999)Punk-O-Rama 41999
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Punk-O-Rama III is the third compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series.

This entry features two previously unreleased tracks, "We Threw Gasoline on the Fire and Now We Have Stumps for Arms and No Eyebrows" by NOFX and "Wake Up" by Pennywise. NOFX's track was later released on their rarities compilation 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records. The European version has Undeclinable Ambuscade's track "7 Years" and takes off "Lozin' Must" by Millencolin.


No.TitleArtistLength
1."We Threw Gasoline on the Fire and Now We Have Stumps for Arms and No Eyebrows"NOFX 
2."Everybodies Girl (from The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking)"Dwarves 
3."World's on Heroin (from Mass Nerder)"All 
4."Say Anything (from The Bouncing Souls)"Bouncing Souls 
5."Delinquent Song (from The Band Geek Mafia)"Voodoo Glow Skulls 
6."Everready (from Thicker than Water)"H2O 
7."Greed Motivates (from Conditioned)"Straight Faced 
8."Telepath Boy (from Kicked in the Teeth)"ZEKE 
9."Never Connected (from Why Are We Destroying Ourselves?)"Union 13 
10."Gotta Go (from Working Class Heroes split with Discipline)"Agnostic Front 
11."Defiled (from At Rope's End)"New Bomb Turks 
12."Haulass Hyena (from Big Beat from Badsville)"The Cramps 
13."Rats in the Hallway (from Rancid (1993 album))"Rancid 
14."Steel-Toed Sneakers (from Euphoria, Confusion, Anger, Remorse)"Humpers 
15."Bad Seed (from The Hard Stuff)"Wayne Kramer 
16."Rotten Egg (from Just Beautiful Music)"Gas Huffer 
17."Poison Steak (from Ghetto Blaster)"Red Aunts 
18."No Equalizer (from Last of the Sharpshooters)"Down By Law 
19."Alright (from Treatment 5)"Osker 
20."A.D.D. (from Unleashed)"Ten Foot Pole 
21."Lozin' Must (from For Monkeys)"Millencolin 
22."You (from No Control)"Bad Religion 
23."Ordinary Fight (from Headcleaner)"I Against I 
24."If (from 60 Cycle Hum)"Pulley 
25."Wake Up"Pennywise 
Europe version
  1. "We Threw Gasoline on the Fire and Now All We Have Stumps for Arms and No Eyebrows" – NOFX
  2. "Everybodies Girl" – Dwarves
  3. "World's on Heroin" – All
  4. "Say Anything" – Bouncing Souls
  5. "Delinquent Song" – Voodoo Glow Skulls
  6. "Everready" – H2O
  7. "Greed Motivates" – Straight Faced
  8. "Telepath Boy" – ZEKE
  9. "Never Connected" – Union 13
  10. "Gotta Go" – Agnostic Front
  11. "Defiled" – New Bomb Turks
  12. "Haulass Hyena" – The Cramps
  13. "Rats in the Hallway" – Rancid
  14. "Steel-Toed Sneakers" – Humpers
  15. "Bad Seed" – Wayne Kramer
  16. "Rotten Egg" – Gas Huffer
  17. "Poison Steak" – Red Aunts
  18. "No Equalizer" – Down By Law
  19. "Alright" – Osker
  20. "A.D.D." – Ten Foot Pole
  21. "7 Years" - Undeclinable
  22. "You" – Bad Religion
  23. "Nailed To The Floor" – I Against I
  24. "3 Times 75" – Looking Up
  25. "Time's Up" – Burning Heads
  26. "If" – Pulley
  27. "Wake Up" – Pennywise

Punk-O-Rama 4 (1999)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama 4
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released June 22, 1999
Genre Punk rock
Length 58:56
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama III
(1998)Punk-O-Rama III1998
Punk-O-Rama 4
(1999)
Punk-O-Rama 5
(2000)Punk-O-Rama 52000
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Punk-O-Rama 4 is the fourth compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series. This is the only entry to have a sub-title.

All of the tracks were previously released except the first track, "Fight It" by Pennywise.

This was the first entry to include bands from the Swedish Burning Heart Records label, which has its material distributed by Epitaph Records in North America. It also includes a song from the Tom Waits album Mule Variations, which was released on Epitaph's indie rock label ANTI-.


No.TitleArtistLength
1."Fight It"Pennywise2:15
2."Second Best"Pulley1:49
3."Faster Than the World"H2O2:17
4."1998"Rancid2:46
5."The Will the Message"Bombshell Rocks2:37
6."Hopeless Romantic"The Bouncing Souls2:07
7."The Getaway"Ten Foot Pole3:41
8."Think the World"ALL1:21
9."Snap Decision (At Rope's End)"New Bomb Turks2:23
10."Generator"Bad Religion3:19
11."I Will Deny"Dwarves1:39
12."Let's Do This"Straight Faced1:23
13."It's My Life"Agnostic Front2:29
14."Weakend Revolution"59 Times the Pain2:19
15."Summerholiday Vs. Punkroutine"Refused4:02
16."They Always Come Back"Voodoo Glow Skulls3:23
17."Twisted"Zeke1:56
18."Don't Panic"Gas Huffer1:46
19."Big in Japan"Tom Waits4:04
20."Someone to Love?"Gentleman Jack Grisham2:52
21."A Life's Story"Union 132:09
22."Picture This"98 Mute2:05
23."Lucky"Osker2:14
24."Mr. Clean"Millencolin2:39
25."Kids of the K-Hole"NOFX4:49
Europe version
  1. "Fight It" – Pennywise – 2:15
  2. "Second Best" – Pulley – 1:49
  3. "Faster Than the World" – H2O – 2:17
  4. "1998" – Rancid – 2:46
  5. "Watch Me Play" – Heideroosjes – 2:26
  6. "Hopeless Romantic" – The Bouncing Souls – 2:07
  7. "The Getaway" – Ten Foot Pole – 3:41
  8. "Think the World" – ALL – 1:21
  9. "Snap Decision (At Rope's End)" – New Bomb Turks – 2:23
  10. "Generator" – Bad Religion – 3:19
  11. "I Will Deny" – Dwarves – 1:39
  12. "Let's Do This" – Straight Faced – 1:23
  13. "It's My Life" – Agnostic Front – 2:29
  14. "Panic" – Beatsteaks – 2:40
  15. "Theme From Eeviac" – Man Or Astro-Man? – 2:32
  16. "They Always Come Back" – Voodoo Glow Skulls – 3:23
  17. "Twisted" – Zeke – 1:56
  18. "Don't Panic" – Gas Huffer – 1:46
  19. "Big in Japan" – Tom Waits – 4:04
  20. "Someone to Love?" – Gentleman Jack Grisham – 2:52
  21. "A Life's Story" – Union 13 – 2:09
  22. "Picture This" – 98 Mute – 2:05
  23. "Lucky" – Osker – 2:14
  24. "The Best Place In The World To Leave" – I Against I – 1:04
  25. "Kids of the K-Hole" – NOFX – 4:49

Punk-O-Rama #5 (2000)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama 5
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released July 20, 2000
Genre Punk rock
Length 73:32
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama 4
(1999)Punk-O-Rama 41999
Punk-O-Rama 5
(2000)
Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 6
(2001)Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 62001
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Punk-O-Rama 5 is the fifth compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series.

All of the tracks were previously released except for "Pump Up the Valium" by NOFX and "Problematic" by All. The latter two tracks were title tracks left off the band's current albums at the time, NOFX's Pump Up the Valuum and ALL's Problematic. Also, NOFX's track was later released on the rarities compilation album 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records.

"Secure Horizons" by Guttermouth was later rerecorded on their Covered With Ants record.
"Good Rats" by Dropkick Murphys was later rerecorded on their Sing Loud Sing Proud record.
The Rancid song "Poison" was a demo version of the song off their Rancid 5 record.

This is the only entry in the series not to include a song by Bad Religion.


No.TitleArtistLength
1."Pump up the Valuum"NOFX1:46
2."Problematic"All1:22
3."No Cigar"Millencolin2:45
4."Smash It Up"The (International) Noise Conspiracy3:14
5."Close Minded"Vision2:41
6."Poison"Rancid1:18
7."Secure Horizons"Guttermouth2:57
8."Panic"Osker2:21
9."Better Be Women"Dwarves2:35
10."Slow Motion Riot"98 Mute2:57
11."We Have to Figure It Out Tonight"Beatsteaks1:37
12."Guilty by Association"H2O2:25
13."Hold It Down"Madball2:19
14."Happy"Straight Faced3:42
15."Refused Are Fucking Dead"Refused5:45
16."Lookin' Out for #1"Death By Stereo2:22
17."1.80 Down"Bombshell Rocks3:28
18."Good Rats"Dropkick Murphys3:03
19."Kid"The Bouncing Souls2:51
20."What Ever"Satanic Surfers2:17
21."Badge of Pride"Pennywise3:35
22."Gone"Pulley2:22
23."The Game"Union 132:33
24."Stranded in the Jungle"Voodoo Glow Skulls3:05
25."Introduce the Metric System in Time"The Hives2:06
26."Automatic Teller"New Bomb Turks2:43
27."Evil Dead"Zeke1:09
28."Riot Riot Upstart"Agnostic Front2:14
Europe version
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Pump up the Valuum"NOFX1:46
2."Problematic"All1:22
3."Breakdown"Guy Smiley3:39
4."Destroy the Krauts"Terrorgruppe2:22
5."Close Minded"Vision2:41
6."Poison"Rancid1:18
7."Secure Horizons"Guttermouth2:57
8."Panic"Osker2:21
9."Better Be Women"Dwarves2:35
10."Slow Motion Riot"98 Mute2:57
11."We Have to Figure It Out Tonight"Beatsteaks1:37
12."Guilty by Association"H2O2:25
13."Hold It Down"Madball2:19
14."Happy"Straight Faced3:42
15."Thinking of the Time"Burning Heads2:20
16."Lookin' Out for #1"Death By Stereo2:22
17."Space Odyssey"I Against I3:10
18."Good Rats"Dropkick Murphys3:03
19."Kid"The Bouncing Souls2:51
20."P.C.P.O.S."Heideroosjes2:35
21."Badge of Pride"Pennywise3:35
22."Gone"Pulley2:22
23."The Game"Union 132:33
24."Stranded in the Jungle"Voodoo Glow Skulls3:05
25."Slow Motion Rewind"Zen Guerilla3:52
26."Automatic Teller"New Bomb Turks2:43
27."Evil Dead"Zeke1:09
28."Riot Riot Upstart"Agnostic Front2:14

Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 6 (2001)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 6
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released June 5, 2001
Genre Punk rock
Length 56:25 (US Release)
54:18 (UK Release)
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama 5
(2000)Punk-O-Rama 52000
Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 6
(2001)
Punk-O-Rama 7
(2002)Punk-O-Rama 72002
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Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 6 is the sixth compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series.

The cover is a reference to a scene in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, as this was the release from the year 2001.

The US release of Punk-O-Rama Vol. 6 included a total of five previously unreleased tracks. The unreleased tracks are "Blackeye" by Millencolin (US only), "We're Desperate" by Pennywise, "Original Me" by Descendents, "Let Me In" by Beatsteaks and "Bath of Least Resistance" by NOFX. Pennywise perform "We're Desperate" with Exene Cervenka, who is from X which is the band that originally performed the song. "Original Me" was originally performed by ALL, which is the band the members of the Descendents formed when Milo Aukerman went to college. "Bath of Least Resistance" by NOFX was later released on their rarities compilation 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records. "Blackeye" by Millencolin was later released in their album Home from Home, and was the only previously unreleased track to not appear on the UK release of Punk-O-Rama Vol. 6.


No.TitleArtistLength
1."Can I Borrow Some Ambition?"Guttermouth2:20
2."Come With Me"Deviates2:57
3."Bath of Least Resistance"NOFX1:48
4."Blackeye/Do You Wanna Hit It" (US Release Only/European Release Only)Millencolin/The Donnas2:16/2:56
5."Jack of All Trades"Hot Water Music2:42
6."True Believers"The Bouncing Souls2:30
7."We're Desperate"Pennywise with Exene Cervenka1:47
8."Strangled"Osker2:58
9."It's Quite Alright"Rancid1:29
10."Holding 60 Dollars on a Burning Bridge"Death by Stereo2:11
11."The Gauntlet"Dropkick Murphys2:47
12."Original Me"Descendents2:50
13."Runaway"Pulley2:51
14."She Broke My Dick"ALL0:43
15."Different But the Same/Home" (US Release Only/European Release Only)Raised Fist/Heideroosjes2:35/1:58
16."Pure Trauma"Downset2:33
17."Let Me In"Beatsteaks3:28
18."Innocence"Union 132:25
19."I Want to Conquer the World"Bad Religion2:17
20."Only Lovers Left Alive/Whatever" (US Release Only/European Release Only)The (International) Noise Conspiracy/Undeclinable2:41/3:22
21."Say Goodnight"Voodoo Glow Skulls3:02
22."Tonight I'm Burning/Do You Mind It" (US Release Only/European Release Only)Bombshell Rocks/Terrorgruppe2:54
23."Takers & Users" (US Release Only)The Business2:21

Punk-O-Rama 7 (2002)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama 7
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released June 25, 2002
Genre Punk rock
Length 54:19
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 6
(2001)Punk-O-Rama 2001, Vol. 62001
Punk-O-Rama 7
(2002)
Punk-O-Rama 8
(2003)Punk-O-Rama 82003
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Punk-O-Rama 7 is the seventh compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series.


  1. "Fingers Crossed" – Millencolin – 2:47
  2. "Wayfarer" – Hot Water Music – 2:58
  3. "Up for Sale" – The (International) Noise Conspiracy – 3:26
  4. "The World" – Pennywise – 2:26
  5. "Black City" – Division of Laura Lee – 3:36
  6. "Olympia, WA" – NOFX – 2:59
  7. "Addicts of Communication" – Randy – 2:00
  8. "Hooray for Me" – Pulley – 2:19
  9. "The Something Special" – The Bouncing Souls – 3:23
  10. "God Knows" – Beatsteaks – 2:34
  11. "The Defense" – Bad Religion – 3:54
  12. "The End" – Deviates – 2:02
  13. "Heroes from Our Past" – Dropkick Murphys – 3:30
  14. "Bob" – Rancid – 2:02
  15. "Wasted Words" – Death by Stereo – 3:33
  16. "Love to Be Hated" – Agnostic Front – 2:13
  17. "Outside Looking In" – 1208 – 2:46
  18. "M.A.D." – 98 Mute – 3:16
  19. "My Girlfriend" – Guttermouth – 2:35
Europe version
  1. "Fingers Crossed" – Millencolin – 2:47
  2. "Wayfarer" – Hot Water Music – 2:58
  3. "Up for Sale" – The (International) Noise Conspiracy – 3:26
  4. "The World" – Pennywise – 2:26
  5. "Black City" – Division of Laura Lee – 3:36
  6. "Olympia, WA" – NOFX – 2:59
  7. "Addicts of Communication" – Randy – 2:00
  8. "Hooray for Me" – Pulley – 2:19
  9. "The Something Special" – The Bouncing Souls – 3:23
  10. "God Knows" – Beatsteaks – 2:34
  11. "The Defense" – Bad Religion – 3:54
  12. "The End" – Deviates – 2:02
  13. "Heroes from Our Past" – Dropkick Murphys – 3:30
  14. "Bob" – Rancid – 2:02
  15. "Wasted Words" – Death by Stereo – 3:33
  16. "Love to Be Hated" – Agnostic Front – 2:13
  17. "Outside Looking In" – 1208 – 2:46
  18. "M.A.D." – 98 Mute – 3:16
  19. "My Girlfriend" – Guttermouth – 2:35
  20. "What's Left Of The Flag" – Flogging Molly – 3:39
  21. "We're All Fucked Up" – Heideroosjes – 3:17

Punk-O-Rama 8 (2003)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama 8
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released May 20, 2003
Genre Punk rock
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama 7
(2002)Punk-O-Rama 72002
Punk-O-Rama 8
(2003)
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9
(2004)Punk-O-Rama Vol. 92004
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Punk-O-Rama 8 is the eighth compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series. It was released in 2003.

This is the only entry in the series to be a two-disc by containing two CDs. The entries following this had two discs, but they were one CD and one DVD.

The song "Quick Death" is on here in two different forms. The first is the original by Transplants, and the latter is a remix of that track by Error.


Disc one
  1. "I Am a Revenant" – The Distillers
  2. "Don't Call It a Comeback" – Motion City Soundtrack
  3. "Trusty Chords" – Hot Water Music
  4. "As Wicked" – Rancid
  5. "New Day" – The Bouncing Souls
  6. "The Greatest Fall (Of All Time)" – Matchbook Romance
  7. "The Idiots Are Taking Over" – NOFX
  8. "Who We Are" – Bad Religion
  9. "Trapped In" – Division of Laura Lee
  10. "Sink Venice" – Ikara Colt
  11. "Sweating Blood" – F-Minus
  12. "Makeshift Patriot" – Sage Francis
  13. "A New Morning, Changing Weather" – The (International) Noise Conspiracy
  14. "Welfare Problems" – Randy
  15. "Thickfreakness" – The Black Keys
  16. "Wasted Words" – Death By Stereo
    • Multimedia track

European Version does not include Wasted Words by Death By Stereo, but does include extra tracks:

Disc two
  1. "Unstoppable" – Death By Stereo
  2. "Coup d'Etat" – Refused
  3. "Holiday in the Sun" – Pennywise
  4. "Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight" – Dropkick Murphys
  5. "Quick Death" – Transplants
  6. "Bird Sings Why the Caged I Knows" – Atmosphere
  7. "Train of Flesh" – Turbonegro
  8. "Incorporeal" – Tiger Army
  9. "Bowmore" – Millencolin
  10. "The Ocean Song" – Pulley
  11. "Contribution" – Guttermouth
  12. "Warpath" – Bombshell Rocks
  13. "Get This Right!" – Raised Fist
  14. "Lose Another Friend" – No Fun at All
  15. "Roll Around" – U.S. Bombs
  16. "Shattered Faith" – Bad Religion
  17. "Quick Death [Remix]" – Error

Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9 (2004)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released June 8, 2004
Genre Punk rock
Length 78:31
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama 8
(2003)Punk-O-Rama 82003
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9
(2004)
Punk-O-Rama 10
(2005)Punk-O-Rama 102005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9 is the ninth compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series.

This is the first of two entries to be released as a two-disc with a DVD. The DVD features current music videos by bands on the CD, with the exception of Randy and Converge who do not appear on the CD. Additionally, of the bands that appear on both the CD and the DVD, only The Bouncing Souls and Matchbook Romance have the same song on each, with "Sing Along Forever" and "Promise" respectively.

All of the tracks on the CD were previously released except "Seein' Diamonds" by Hot Water Music and "The Plague (live)" by Death By Stereo.

This is the only entry in the series not to include a song by NOFX.

This was one of the main albums where the now popular band Motion City Soundtrack first found their fame with the humorous video shown on the DVD.

CD
  1. "Social Suicide" – Bad Religion – 1:35
  2. "Ride the Wings of Pestilence" – From First to Last – 4:20
  3. "Sick Little Suicide" – The Matches – 4:17
  4. "The Keys to Life vs. 15 Minutes of Fame" – Atmosphere – 2:40
  5. "Now I Know" – Pennywise – 2:57
  6. "Throw Down" – Motion City Soundtrack – 3:12
  7. "Tropical London" – Rancid – 3:03
  8. "The Dirty Glass" – Dropkick Murphys – 3:37
  9. "Plea from a Cat Named Virtute" – The Weakerthans – 3:49
  10. "Promise" – Matchbook Romance – 4:16
  11. "City in the Sea" – Scatter the Ashes – 4:22
  12. "Liberation Frequency" – Refused – 4:11
  13. "Struck By a Wrecking Ball" – Nekromantix – 3:28
  14. "Bad Reputation" – Pulley – 2:53
  15. "Fall Apart" – 1208 – 3:08
  16. "Sing Along Forever" – The Bouncing Souls – 1:35
  17. "Seein' Diamonds" – Hot Water Music – 3:36
  18. "Life Goes By" – The Special Goodness – 2:45
  19. "Miss Take (Radio Edit)" – HorrorPops – 3:06
  20. "Temptation" – Tiger Army – 2:10
  21. "Dirty Love" – Division Of Laura Lee – 3:11
  22. "Burn in Hell" – Error – 3:04
  23. "Now" – Eyedea & Abilities – 4:21
  24. "The Plague (live)" – Death By Stereo – 2:58
DVD
  1. "Sing Along Forever" – The Bouncing Souls
  2. "Miss Take" – HorrorPops
  3. "Trying to Find a Balance" – Atmosphere
  4. "Insects Destroy" – Pulley
  5. "The Next Big Thing" – 1208
  6. "Promise" – Matchbook Romance
  7. "The Future Freaks Me Out" – Motion City Soundtrack
  8. "Psalm for the Future for the Elks Lodge Last Call" – The Weakerthans
  9. "X-Ray Eyes" – Randy
  10. "NFA" – The Special Goodness
  11. "Heartless" – Converge
  12. "Hand In Hand" - Beatsteaks


Punk-O-Rama 10 (2005)[edit]

Punk-O-Rama 10
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released June 7, 2005
Genre Punk, emo, screamo, pop punk, hardcore punk, indie, hip hop
Length 72:23
Label Epitaph
Producer Various
Punk-O-Rama chronology
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9
(2004)Punk-O-Rama Vol. 92004
Punk-O-Rama 10
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Punk-O-Rama 10 is the tenth and final compilation album in the Punk-O-Rama series. The following year saw the start of Epitaph Records' new compilation series called Unsound.

This is one of only two, along with the previous entry, to be released as a two-disc with a DVD. The DVD features current music videos by bands on the CD, with the exception of C. Aarme, The Weakerthans, The Black Keys, Atmosphere, Horrorpops and Eyedea & Abilities who do not appear on the CD. Additionally, of the bands that appear on both the CD and the DVD, only The Bouncing Souls and Roger Miret and the Disasters have the same song on each, with "Anchors Aweigh" and "Riot, Riot, Riot" respectively.

Although most of the tracks on the CD were previously released, this entry features more unreleased tracks than any other in the series. "Shoot Me in the Smile" by The Matches, "News From The Front" by Bad Religion, "Mixin' Up Adjectives" by This Is Me Smiling, "From the Tops of Trees" by Scatter the Ashes, "Mission from God" by The Offspring, "Bloodstain" by Pulley and "Not the Way" by The Special Goodness" were all previously unreleased as was the live version of "Anchors Aweigh" by The Bouncing Souls. Additionally, "There's No Fun in Fundamentalism" by NOFX made its CD debut here, as it was previously only available on one of the 7" of the Month Club vinyl singles.

CD
  1. When "You're" Around – Motion City Soundtrack
  2. Lovers & Liars – Matchbook Romance
  3. Shoot Me in the Smile – The Matches
  4. Failure By Designer Jeans – From First to Last
  5. Sun Vs. Moon – Sage Francis
  6. News From The Front – Bad Religion
  7. Mixin' Up Adjectives – This Is Me Smiling
  8. Shadowland – Youth Group
  9. From the Tops of Trees – Scatter the Ashes
  10. I Need Drugs – Some Girls
  11. Mince Meat – Dangerdoom
  12. Mission From God – The Offspring
  13. Black Cloud – Converge
  14. Last Goodbyes – Hot Water Music
  15. Anchors Aweigh (Live) – The Bouncing Souls
  16. Farewell My Hell – Millencolin
  17. The Warrior's Code – Dropkick Murphys
  18. Dead Weight Falls – The Unseen
  19. White Knuckle Ride – Rancid
  20. Falling Down – Pennywise
  21. No Fun in Fundamentalism – NOFX
  22. Bloodstain – Pulley
  23. Not the Way – The Special Goodness
  24. Ghostfire – Tiger Army
  25. Riot, Riot, Riot – Roger Miret and the Disasters
  26. Laugh/Love/Fuck – The Coup
DVD
  1. "Ride the Wings of Pestilence" – From First to Last
  2. "My Eyes Burn" – Matchbook Romance
  3. "Ray" – Millencolin
  4. "Skeleton Jar" – Youth Group
  5. "Eagles Become Vultures" – Converge
  6. "Tu Puta Mi Casa" – C. Aarme
  7. "Roses of the Devil's Garden" – Tiger Army
  8. "Chain Me Free" – The Matches
  9. "Los Angeles Is Burning" – Bad Religion
  10. "Ride the Fence" – The Coup
  11. "Caesura" – Scatter the Ashes
  12. "The Reasons" – The Weakerthans
  13. "10 AM Automatic" – The Black Keys
  14. "National Disgrace" – Atmosphere
  15. "Miss Take" – HorrorPops
  16. "Tessie" – Dropkick Murphys
  17. "Anchors Aweigh" – The Bouncing Souls
  18. "Insects Destroy" – Pulley
  19. "Riot Riot Riot" – Roger Miret and the Disasters
  20. "Glass" – Eyedea & Abilities
  21. "NFA" – The Special Goodness

Unsound (2006)[edit]

Unsound
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released June 6, 2006
Genre Punk rock, Post-Hardcore, Emo, Hip hop
Length 56:12
Label Epitaph Records
Producer Various

Unsound is the first, and currently only, compilation released in the Unsound series, which replaced Epitaph Records' Punk-O-Rama series. Epitaph chose to change the name of the compilation series because the name "Punk-O-Rama", especially in its later releases, no longer reflected the wide range of music released on the compilations. Unsound is similar to the last two entries in the Punk-O-Rama series in that it is a two-disc set with a CD and a DVD, which contains music videos of bands on the CD.

CD

  1. "The Latest Plague" – From First to Last – 3:18
  2. "Situations" – Escape the Fate – 3:06
  3. "Little Maggots" – The Matches – 2:43
  4. "Forever Young [Radio Edit]" – Youth Group – 3:24
  5. "Attractive Today" – Motion City Soundtrack – 1:41
  6. "Surrender" – Matchbook Romance – 4:47
  7. "I Am the Wind, You Are The Feather" – Vanna – 3:45
  8. "Last Light" – Converge – 3:34
  9. "Hot Piss" – Some Girls – 1:03
  10. "Pretty People Never Lie, Vampires Never Die" – I Am Ghost – 4:32
  11. "Benzie Box" – DANGERDOOM – 3:00
  12. "Los Angeles Is Burning" – Bad Religion – 3:21
  13. "The Gold Song" – The Bouncing Souls – 3:16
  14. "Knocked Down" – Pennywise – 2:43
  15. "New Eyes Open" – The Draft – 3:32
  16. "The Buzz Kill (Reanimator Remix)" – Sage Francis – 4:45
  17. "The Latest Plague (Atticus Remix)" – From First to Last – 3:42

DVD

  1. "The Latest Plague" – From First to Last
  2. "Monsters" – Matchbook Romance
  3. "Hold Me Down" – Motion City Soundtrack
  4. "Chain Me Free" – The Matches
  5. "Bone Metal" – Some Girls
  6. "Shadowland" – Youth Group
  7. "Escape Artist" – Sage Francis
  8. "A.T.H.F." – Danger Doom
  9. "Los Angeles Is Burning" – Bad Religion
  10. "You Don't Have to Shout" – The Robocop Kraus

DVDs[edit]

  • Punk-O-Rama: The Videos, Volume 1 (2003)
  • Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9 (2004) – included with CD release
  • Punk-O-Rama 10 (2005) – included with CD release

Artists[edit]

A total of 88 artists contributed songs to the Punk-O-Rama compilation series. Pennywise and Rancid were the only acts to appear on all ten volumes, while Bad Religion, NOFX, and Pulley each appeared on nine installments. Scott Radinsky appears on all 10, 1 with Ten Foot Poll and 9 with Pulley.

Contributing artists included:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unsound Vol. 1". Los Angeles: Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2009-06-12.