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Weirdness: Punk Goes 8-Bit

Posted by Dave Letcavage

Chiptune's Not Dead

Ever wanted to hear some of your favorite punk-rock tunes like they’re straight out of a video game from the 1980’s? Head on over to the Punk Goes 8-Bit page on Band Camp and you can do just that. Tracks from The Offspring, Blink 182, NOFX, and more, all rebuilt with 8-bit bounce for your retro-loving ears.

It’s a fun and energetic lot of songs that you can stream on the page for free, or name your own price for a full album download. There's also an update that says Level 2 and Level 3 compilations have been completed and will be released over the next few months.

You don't have to be a fan of the punk genre to enjoy what's here. In all honesty, many of the songs sound like they could've been pulled right from a video game. Listen to "Land of the Free" and imagine it flowing from your television speakers during an intense boss battle in Mega Man - you should hear what we mean.

So what do you guys think? Are you going to give this one a download? Let us know in the comments below.

[via punkgoes8-bit.bandcamp.com]

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User Comments (6)

AnthinatorStaff

#1

Anthinator said:

Nice find, Dave! I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff. Love the Blink 182 track.

Powerglove2

#2

Powerglove2 said:

OK!!!!!! as a REAL punk and a NES-head collector, i saw this and was at first like oh kool! i even like the "chiptunes not dead" at first made me think of "the expolited" with the song "punks not dead" so im like "oh this should be good!"
i go to read on and see this! "he Offspring, Blink 182, NOFX, and more"
THAT^^^ is not f**king punk, but and embarrassment scene that almost destroyed punks good name! if youre gonna do something,do it right!
"G.B.H. , THE EXPLOITED, US BOMBS, SEX PISTOLS, THE ADICTS, THE RAMONES, DEAD KENNEDY'S, CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK-FLAG, SUB-HUMANS, ANGRY SAMOANS, VOM"
THAT IS "PUNK"! ^^^^

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