A punk fan has gone viral after calling into a conservative morning radio show and dropping various band names into his chat with its hosts.
Illustrator Rob Dobi – using the name Bill – dialled into WSMN’s Life With Liz show yesterday (November 24) with the idea to “name as many punk bands as I could before they caught on”.
From the less conspicuous (Sick Of It All, Rancid, Misfits and Minor Threat) to the easily identifiable (Blink-182, Reel Big Fish and Fall Out Boy), he managed to sneak in quite a few band names without the New Hampshire show’s hosts catching on.
“One of my main problems is… I’m a Republican in a fairly liberal area, sometimes I feel like everyone is just Against Me!,” Dobi told Liz Gabert.
“I feel like what we need to do is listen to what our Descendents told us. ’Cause in the past we Refused to live a Life Of Agony. I’m Sick Of It All. Im sick of people thinking we’re just a Minor Threat. Enough of that Fugazi. A lot of these people just got Bad Brains, that are Misfits that waive Black Flag and they’re practically Anti-Flag. I think we need to Converge and help the Youth Of Today because every time you blink, 182 kids, they go missing…”
You can watch the clip below:
i called a conservative morning show and tried to name as many punk bands as i could before they caught on. pic.twitter.com/2D3KyTZQ1R
— Rob Dobi 👤 𝙾𝚗𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙽𝚘𝚠! (@Robdobi) November 24, 2021
The band’s nine-track project was originally released a couple of months before their official debut album ‘Take This To Your Grave’, which arrived on May 6, 2003 via Fueled By Ramen.
Speaking in a recent interview, frontman Simon Le Bon discussed how the band once found the rebellious genre exciting but after a while it became boring to them.