Across 2017, Perth-based singer-songwriter Dan Cribb has been giving pop-culture juggernaut The Simpsons a punk rock makeover with the ‘Worst Tribute Ever‘.

Enlisting a guest vocalist for each track, Cribb has dropped 16 tracks throughout the past year and a bit, crossing off some of the show’s biggest hits while collaborating with some Australia’s best musicians.

It all started with Melbourne’s Alex Lahey on the track ‘Flaming Moe’s‘. Since then, there has been contributions from Jesse Coulter, Andy & Gavin McDougall, Tyler Richardson, Scott Connor, Jeremy Neale, Jen Boyce, Ecca Vandal, David Novak, Mark Stewart, Benny Davis, Will Erimya, Jason Leigh, Bec Stevens, Jackson Grealy, Bram Presser, Taj Ralph and Johann Beardraven.

Getting a live showing at Bigsound in Brisbane, Perth fans will be able to catch the songs performed live with various guests at City Limits Festival at the Badlands Car Park on Saturday 3rd March. Also playing that are British India, Frenzal Rhomb, The Bennies, Ecca Vandal, and more. Tickets are on sale now from Oztix.

Punk music thrives on powerful melodies, which is something The Simpsons has mastered across an eclectic back-catalogue. In fact, creator Matt Groening was a punk rocker in a past life, with constant references to the genre scattered throughout the show.

If you haven’t been following throughout the year, missed a few, or just want to give the tracks another spin, now is the perfect time to catch up.

Give it a listen below.



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