Flash Back Friday


VALUE PAC

In the mid ’90’s pop-punk was beginning to find popularity in the mainstream with bands such as Green Day, The Offspring, NOFX, Pennywise, and Lagwagon. This mainstream popularity spread to the christian music scene as well with the likes of MxPx, Ghoti Hook, Slick Shoes and others. One band that didn’t get the attention that they deserved was southern california based band Value Pac. Value Pac played an energetic, speedy brand of pop-punk. Their 1996 self-titled debut on Tooth and Nail Records was bursting at the seams with fast paced melodic punk. Catchy to a fault, some viewed them as MxPx clones, but Value Pac had the chops to stand on their own. They proved this with their sophomore release, 1997’s Jalapeno. Jalapeno although still punk in nature explored a more straight laced rock sound. In the years following Jalapeno the band would disband, reunite, and then release Incognito in 2000. After Incognito the band would go their separate ways again. Value Pac created some very enjoyable music. Although not as popular as other christian pop-punk bands, Value Pac was a treasure to those who were willing to give them a listen.

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2 responses to “Flash Back Friday

  1. Pingback: New Flash Back Friday « The Classic Christian Rock Site

  2. David February 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Jalapeño was prob the most listened to album in my college days.
    Sadly, I never saw them live.

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