Punk Rock Guilt
Punk Rock Guilt.jpg
Studio album by Brant Bjork
Released May 13 2008
Recorded December 2005 at Glide On Fade Studios in New Jersey, USA
Genre Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Length 47:00
Label Low Desert Punk
Producer Dave Raphael
Brant Bjork chronology
Somera Sól
Punk Rock Guilt
Gods & Goddesses
Alternative Cover
Punk Rock Guilt Reissue.jpg

Punk Rock Guilt is the eighth solo album by desert rocker Brant Bjork. The first release on his own Low Desert Punk imprint, Punk Rock Guilt was released on 13 May 2008 to positive reviews from critics. The songs were originally recorded in 2005 entirely by Bjork in what would be known up until it's release as The New Jersey Sessions.

The music and theme of the record is inspired by Bjork's punk rock roots and his love for the genre.

Background[edit | edit source]

Brant Bjork - Punk Rock Guilt (2008) (Full Album)-0


Brant Bjork


Brant Bjork - Bonus Track (Chinarosa)


Brant Bjork - Jenny

At some point in 2004, Brant would record a host of songs with the Bros in New Jersey but these songs would not surface.[1] The next year in December, Brant would go by himself to record an album in New Jersey, hanging out with Dave Raphael for a couple weeks. Roughly half of the songs were written in advance while the other half were written in studio. While at this point Bjork would work in plenty of elements or experiment, Raphael suggested a more straight-forward approach with the songwriting and wanted a no-nonsense record, or "fat" and "circa '71" as Brant would describe it.[2]

For reasons unknown, Brant sat on the sessions and never released them though he did compose a video for "Born To Rock" and released it well over a year before the album's actual release. In November 2007, Brant would form the Low Desert Punk label and decided to finally publish the album. Two outtakes had also surfaced from the same sessions. Appearing in promo copies, a version of "Chinarosa" (Later appearing on Tres Dias and Somera Sól) was added on as a bonus track but not on the actual CD or LP. Another song from the sessions entitled "Jenny" was published on the Low Desert Punk website as a free download. The album was also dedicated to Buddy Miles.

Punk Rock Guilt was released on CD and a host of different limited Vinyl editions, with initial copies coming with a signed postcard:

  • Black Vinyl
  • Grey Marbled Vinyl
  • A/B Black & C/D White Vinyl
  • A/B Black & C/D Purple Splatter Vinyl
  • A/B Marbled Grey & C/D Black Vinyl
  • A/B Marbled Grey & C/D White Vinyl
  • Blue Transparent Vinyl

A 2020 reissue of Punk Rock Guilt would be announced on 21 January, set for 17 April 2020 via Heavy Psych Sounds. However it would be delayed for a 9 May release due to the CO-VID19 pandemic and then later for a 29 May release.[3] Nonetheless it will be released in the following versions:

  • CD Digipak
  • Black Vinyl
  • Yellow Vinyl (700 copies)
  • Orange Transparent w/ Red Splatter Vinyl (300 copies)
  • Test Pressing Vinyl (30 copies)

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

Punk Rock Guilt[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Lion One (10:28)
  • 2. Dr. Special (2:56)
  • 3. Punk Rock Guilt (4:04)
  • 4. This Place (Just Ain't Our Place) (4:35)
  • 5. Shocked By The Static (4:35)
  • 6. Born To Rock (6:03)
  • 7. Plant Your Seed (3:04)
  • 8. Locked and Loaded (10:30)

Outtakes[edit | edit source]

  • Chinarosa (4:45)
  • Jenny (3:12)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Brant Bjork - All Instruments, Vocals
  • Dave Raphael - Recording, Mixing, Producer
  • Dave Collins - Mastering
  • Tony Tornay - Cover Photo
  • Cale Bunker - Design
  • Dirty Donny Gillies - Artwork (Heavy Psych Sounds reissue)

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Brant Bjork
Solo Albums JalamantaBrant Bjork & The OperatorsKeep Your Cool.Local AngelSaved By Magic (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Tres DiasSomera Sól (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Punk Rock GuiltGods & GoddessesBlack Flower Power (As Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band) • Tao of The DevilMankind WomanJacoozziBrant Bjork
Other Solo Releases SabbiaFalling To SpaceEurope '16
Fu Manchu No One Rides For FreeThe Action Is GoJailbreak / Blueberries & ChromeGodzillaEatin' Dust(Godzilla's) Eatin' DustKing Of The RoadCalifornia Crossing
Kyuss Sons of KyussWretchBlues for the Red SunWelcome to Sky Valley
Mondo Generator Cocaine RodeoA Drug Problem That Never ExistedUse Once and Destroy Me Tour 2003I Never SleepAustralian Tour EP 2008
Stoner StonerLive in The Mojave Desert Vol. 4Stoners Rule
Other Associated Bands and Selected Releases The Desert SessionsVista ChinoPeaceChéSounds of LiberationFatso JetsonSolarfeastGossamerBalls For Days
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