Alkaline Trio: Bleeder
Jerry Finn (Of Blink 182 and Green Day fame) may have produced the Trio’s NEWEST CD “Crimson” (which frankly is just a “mature” rehashing of their better, earlier efforts); but back in 1999 when the band was still struggling, their music was so raw it hurt. Honest. So edgy it begged to be accompanied by angry tears and alcohol.
This is Alkaline Trio. The band that introduced me to the word “emo” and semi-grotesque lyrics so catchy you had to sing along. In their case, it’s emo-core, but whatever. This song rocks despite the genre and despite the age.
Best line: “And you broke me like the cigarette that I busted on the day I quit”