- 100 Proof – 88 Fingers Louie (Best Punk Rock Songs 13/13)
- Hero Of Our Time – Satanic Surfers (Best Punk Rock Songs 12/13)
- Crush – Over It (Best Punk Rock Songs 11/13)
- Cease – Bad Religion (Best Punk Rock Songs 10/13)
- Always – Good Riddance (Best Punk Rock Songs 09/13)
- Torches – Rise Against (Best Punk Rock Songs 08/13)
- Divorce – Craig’s Brother (Best Punk Rock Songs 07/13)
- Alison’s Disease – Lagwagon (Best Punk Rock Songs 06/13)
- On The Outside – No Use For A Name (Best Punk Rock Songs 05/13)
- The Decline – NOFX (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- The King Is Dead – A Wilhelm Scream (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- Propagandhi – Purina Hall of Fame (Best Punk Rock Songs 02/13)
- Strung Out – Velvet Alley (Best Punk Rock Songs 01/13)
I took a short Christmas and New Year’s break, but here is number 6 on my list of the Top 13 Punk Rock songs: Alison’s Disease by Lagwagon.
- Position: 6 (of 13)
- Song Title: Alison’s Disease*
- Band: Lagwagon
- On Album: Live Fat, Die Young* (Fat Wreck Chords Sampler) and Let’s Talk About Feelings*
- Year: 2001
- Lyrics: Lagwagon – Alison’s Disease
Perhaps you already guessed this one, because I gave a hint in the article for position 9 (Always by Good Riddance). I’m sure many of you will disagree with me for choosing Alison’s Disease as my favourite song by Lagwagon. However, I couldn’t think of any other Lagwagon song that instantly grabs me like this one. Well, perhaps Dis’chords* would make the list.
I really like Alison’s Disease because it starts strong and gets even better later on. The diversified guitar play adds perfectly to the vocals and the guitar solo right after the first chorus really rocks. I also like the slower part in the second half and the ending of the song.
Joey Cape also did an acoustic version of the song for his second album together with Tony Sly (who also made it to this list, in fact, my favourite song by No Use For A Name gets revealed next week):
As I’ve mentioned before, Live Fat, Die Young* contains even more great songs. So go and listen to it! 🙂
Do you agree with me or would you choose a different Lagwagon song for your list?