I first got into any form of “punk” a few years ago, as a lighthearted, retroactive excursion into teenage rebellion. This summer, I was ready to move past the likes of FOB and MCR, and I stumbled upon Dan Ozzi’s Sellout. The book chronicles the 1990s–2000s era of punk, when major labels started converging on a so-called anti-establishment genre. Each chapter is its own narrative; Ozzi is a storyteller as much as he is well-researched. Although he focuses on 11 major-label bands (one per chapter), Ozzi mentions countless others. In honor of our 90’s issue, here’s a playlist to recount every band Sellout introduced (or reintroduced) me to.
– Justin Berg