Piety & Punk

I just finished reading The Tawqacores (taqwa = piety) by Michael Muhammed Knight.  The book is referred to The Catcher in the Rye for muslims.  It was fascinating to read an ex-Catholic Muslim convert try and lay out his view of what Islam could be and use punk as a metaphor to do so.  (The book is only 256 pages so rather than my discussing it further, just go read a copy)

The book is also notable for it’s extensive name-checking of punk bands with a little bit of hip-hop and ska/reggae thrown in.  Here, thanks to my Kindle (which makes this sort of note-taking trivial), is a list of all the mentioned songs.  Feel free to use it as a way to determine if it’s worth reading:

Agnostic Front – Skate Rock
Billy Bragg – California Stars
Billy Bragg – Joe DiMaggio’s  Done it Again
Blanks 77 – I Wanna be a Punk
Crass – Fuck All Government
Dead Kennedys – Kill the Poor
Descendents – Suburban Home
Dropkick Murphys – Boys on the Docks
Duane Peters and the  Hunns – Blood on the Sun
Feederz – Jesus Entering from the Rear
GBH – Sick Boy
Germs – Fuck  You
Iggy Pop and the Stooges – I Wanna by Your Dog
Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died
Minor Threat – Salad Days
Minor Threat – Out of Step
Propagandhi – Fuck Religion
Ramones – Rock and Roll High School
Rancid – The War’s End
Roger Miter and the Disasters – New York Belongs to Me
Rolling Scabs –  We’re the Scabs
Sex Pistols – Who Killed Bambi
Sham 69 – Hey Little Rich Boy
Sid Vicious – My Way
Specials – Rudy Ska
Swingin’ Utters – Next in Line
The Slits – I Heard It Through The  Grapevine
Transplants – California Babylon
U.S. Bombs – Ballad of Sid
UK Subs – I Live in a Car
Uncool – Finale
Weasel – Anthem for a New Tomorrow
Youth of Today – Disengage

Brand Nubian – Allah U Akbar
Method Man – PLO Style

Desmond Dekker – It’s a Shame
Prince Buster – Judge Dread