About the show

Do you remember the 2000s?

We don't*.

So to remind ourselves we created a spreadsheet of every. single. record. Which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 songs and the Billboard Top 200 Records between 1999 and 2013 and is tagged on RateYourMusic as either Pop Punk or Emo Pop.

Gotta Get Out of This Town is a podcast retrospective where we listen to all of those record chronologically. Because we have very poor judgment in making life choices.

* Fletcher does, but he's old, and won't for much longer.

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  • Episode 9: SR-71 - Now You See Inside

    21 September 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 35 mins
    2000, punk, sr-71

    Gotta Get Out of This Town's rogue gallery expands, as we review the debut album of band-rightfully-no-one-remembers Mitch Allen and the Mitch Allens. We weren't expecting to find a new worse album of the podcast so quickly... but here we are.

  • Episode 8: Goldfinger - Stomping Ground

    15 September 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 20 mins
    2000, goldfinger, punk, ska

    In this episode we keep failing in our endless quest for ska, but we succeed in finding a band with mad cover skills. You remember Tony Hawks Pro Skater? You Remember Superman? These are those dudes!

  • Episode 7: Bad Religion - The New America

    2 September 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins
    2000, bad religion, punk

    The podcast gets introduced to legendary punk band Bad Religion through... their worst record, while Fletch keeps swearing that no, they're actually good.

  • Episode 6: The Suicide Machines - The Suicide Machines

    26 August 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 41 mins
    2000, punk, ska, the suicide machines

    This week we time travel to the year 2000 and take a look at the only pop punk record in the discography of Ska-core band The Suicide Machines. It's weird and not particularly good... but at least doing research for this episode got Elaine into the band's other stuff so... silver lining I guess?

  • Episode 5: The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About

    20 August 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 35 mins
    1999, didn't chart, emo, the get up kids

    In this episode we talk about the seminal emo-pop record Something to Write Home About by The Get Up Kids. We have a guest. We enjoy most of the music. We have a critical opinion of the record while recognizing how regardless of that it was massively influential. We have lots of fun.

  • Episode 4: Fenix TX - Fenix TX

    13 August 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 21 mins
    1999, fenix tx, punk

    Today we talk about a record, by a band. Thanks. We hate it.

  • Episode 3: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

    6 August 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 24 mins
    1999, didn't chart, emo, jimmy eat world

    In this episode, for once, we really really like the record we talk about. Listen to us gush for about an hour about Jimmy Eat World's cult classic Clarity!

  • Episode 2: Lit - A Place In The Sun

    30 July 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 20 mins
    1999, charting singles, grundge, lit, punk

    In this episode we take a look at the downright bizarre 1999 grundge/pop punk crossover record A Day in The Sun by Lit. Is it a dud or a hidden gem? Yes.

  • Bonus Episode 0: A Sample of 90's Punk

    27 July 2020  |  Season 0  |  1 hr 21 mins
    green day, punk, ska, special, sublime, the offspring

    In this bonus episode, we explore four important punk records from the 90s, and talk about the genres that led to the 2000s pop-punk movement.

  • Episode 1: Blink 182 - Enema of The State

    23 July 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 34 mins
    1999, blink 182, charting singles, punk

    In the first episode of Gotta Get Out of This Town we talk about Enema of The State, the influential third record by Blink 182 that projected pop punk into the mainstream consciousness.