Having cut my zine-making teeth in the mid-‘90s, I often get nostalgic for the punk music of that time period. Those were great times to be writing about music! One band that was awesome in the mid-‘90s and never really got its due acclaim was the Pink Lincolns out of Tampa. Somehow they got lumped into that whole Screeching Weasel/Queers scene, but really there was nothing “pop” about the Lincolns’ brand of punk. If you like straight-up old school punk rock with a nasty edge, check out this classic from the band’s 1988 debut album:
Way closer to early Black Flag than it is to The Ramones, eh?! And here’s my all-time fave P.L. cut, from their ‘90s heyday:
A veritable monster of a track (no pun intended)! These guys ruled in the late '80s and '90s. Remember great albums like Suck and Bloat and Pure Swank? That shit was gold. As far as I know, this band never broke up. So maybe we haven't heard the last of the Pink Lincolns!