I went to Riot Fest last year to catch the Descendents, another band that will always be good no matter what, and I was amazed at how excellent their set was. Punks have a tendency to age ungracefully (remember Glenn Danzig's behavior at Fun Fun Fun Fest last year?), but these guys killed it. The Descendents are playing the fest again this year, and even though I'm going to be out on tour with one of my favorite bands of all time ever, I'm still disappointed that I won't be able to relive the excitement I felt last year hearing spot-on live renditions of "Suburban Home" and "Hope."
Today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Clean Sheets" off the 1987 record All. It's typical Descendents fare: impossibly catchy, poppy punk with a lyrical leaning towards childish insecurities. If you're like me, you've heard this song hundreds of times, but hearing it another few couldn't possibly hurt.