Chopper Reid was an Australian hero. Sure, he did a lot of crazy shit back in the day, but through and through he represented core Australian values of mateship, honesty and loyalty. He served as the best Australian anti-hero since Ned Kelly, and its a shame to hear of his passing. By now, with the books, Heath Franklin’s hilarious parody, and the biopic film starring Eric Bana, you would’ve heard the name Chopper somewhere. This playlist serves to honour a fallen hero. It’s chock full of gritty punk songs from the underground, just like Chopper. There’s stuff from the 80’s (The Replacements, Fugazi, Flipper), and some newer punk (FIDLAR, METZ, Tyvek) and some Australian classics (The Scientists, Lubricated Goat). And of course, there’s the underground Australian shit that has more energy in it than a writhing Komodo Dragon. But they all show the side of Chopper Reid that Australia knew and loved: hard, fun-loving and dedicated.
14. METZ-Get Off