A Punk Named Josh

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"A Punk Named Josh"
A Punk Named Josh cover
Single by Chopper One
Album Chopper One (album)
Released 1998
Format CD
Recorded West Beach Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Length 3:09
Label Restless Records
Writer(s) Jason Cropper, Amy Cropper
Producer Steve Kravac, Jason Cropper
Status Officially released
Chopper One (album) track listing
"Hescher with a Gym Bag"
(4)
"A Punk Named Josh"
(5)
"Cantankerous"
(6)
Album cover
Chopper One' (1998) cover
Chopper One' (1998) cover

"A Punk Named Josh" is the third single from the debut album by Chopper One. Though the song did not initially appear on Now Playing, it was included on the Japanese version of the album, and appeared as the fifth track (in place of the song "Mary's Clothes") when the album was reissued in 1998 as simply Chopper One.

Overview

The CD single release includes both the radio edit of the song, a "clean" edit of the song, and the album version. Some versions of the single also include a 28-second track labeled as a "call-out hook". "A Punk Named Josh" is the only song on the band's studio LP to feature the second lineup of the band (including Dallan Baumgarten on guitar and Troy Zeigler on drums).

Track Listing

"A Punk Named Josh" promo CD single (1998)

  1. "A Punk Named Josh" (radio edit) 2:49
  2. "A Punk Named Josh" (clean radio edit) 2:49
  3. "A Punk Named Josh" (album version) 3:06
  4. "A Punk Named Josh" (call-out hook) 0:28

Gallery

Personnel

Music video

The music video for "A Punk Named Josh" was directed by comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait [1][2], and features members of Chopper One dressed as the cast of the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club and as members of the band Devo.

Audio

Lyrics

When I was young there was a kid named Josh
He was a real punk rocker
He had two tattoos and wore a leather jacket
And he looked just like Mad Max
We tried to be cool, but it really didn't work
By writing Black Flag ?? on our lockers
Then one day he just disappeared
Finally felt like I could relax

He was a punk named Josh
And he really was an asshole
And we had lots of fun
But it really was a hassle
He was a punk named Josh
And he got bad grades
And he had lots of pimples
But he always got laid

When Josh came back
From his punk rock adventures
Doing drugs and running from the law
He had two new tattoos of an anarchy symbol
And a pretty girl named Roxanne
His dad was really pissed and sent Josh to rehab
That's where punk kids go (oh no!)
But he ran away again
And the last I heard someone saw him at a (punk rock show!)

He was a punk named Josh
And he really was an asshole
And we had lots of fun
But it really was a hassle
He was a punk named Josh
And he got bad grades
And he had lots of pimples
But he always got laid

He was a punk named Josh
He was a punk named Josh
He was tough in the mosh
He was a punk named Josh
He was a dirty, punk-like child, high on sauce

He was a punk named Josh
And he really was an asshole
And we had lots of fun
But it really was a hassle
He was a punk named Josh
And he got bad grades
And he had lots of pimples
But he always got laid

He was a punk named Josh
And he wore ripped jeans
But his dad didn't like it
Y'know, his dad was kinda mean

He was a punk named Josh
And he really didn't care
When he had a problem he'd go ("Aww, dude")
And he had funny hair

He was a punk named Josh

Dude, that sucked!

See also