What If Punk Never Happened

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"What If Punk Never Happened"
Song by The King Blues from the album Save the World. Get the Girl
Recorded 2008
Genre Spoken word, art punk
Length 6:40
Label Field, Island
Writer(s) Jonny "Itch" Fox, Peter Miles
Composer(s) The King Blues
Language English
Producer(s) Peter Miles, Clive Langer
Save the World. Get the Girl track listing
"Hold on Tight"
(10)
"What If Punk Never Happened"
(11)

"What If Punk Never Happened" is a song recorded by English punk rock band The King Blues, and is the eleventh and final track on their second studio album Save the World. Get the Girl. It is a 6-minute and 40-second spoken word song which tells a story of what a town would be like had they never discovered punk.

The track was co-written by producer Peter Miles who recorded the backing track after Itch emailed him an mp3 of the rough draft of the original poem and Itch's final vocal was laid down a few weeks later during the final mixing sessions of the album.

Despite its length and its lyrics which contain several expletives, the track has been played on BBC Radio 1 by Rob da Bank,[1] Mike Davies,[2][3] and as part of the "Versus" section of Zane Lowe's show.[4]

"What If Punk Never Happened" has been remixed by Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. The King Blues have also made the original a cappella available for free download to enable anyone to remix it.[5]

Bands mentioned in the song[edit]

There are many bands name-dropped in the song. In order, these are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio 1 - Rob da Bank - Tracklisting. BBC. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  2. ^ Radio 1 - Mike Davies - Tracklisting. BBC. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  3. ^ Radio 1 - Mike Davies - Tracklisting. BBC. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  4. ^ Radio 1 - Zane Lowe - Tracklisting. BBC. Retrieved on 2011-05-04.
  5. ^ The King Blues: Want To Remix "What If Punk Never Happened?". Thekingbluesuk.blogspot.com (2008-09-15). Retrieved on 2011-05-04.