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Best Punk Rock of 70's, 80's

  1. Jonathan Janco profile image73
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    With all the good rocknroll threads popping up on the forums recently, I figured a few people must be into (or were at one time) punk rock. So, I included my personal top5's for the genre for the 70's and 80's and hoped a few of you would want to join in the fun. And please, no arguing about what is and isn't punk rock. We can leave that for a later discussion.

    70's
    1. I Believe by The Buzzcocks
    2. Spinal Remains by The Misfits
    3. Remote Control by The Clash
    4. Teenage Lobotomy by The Ramones
    5. Holidays in the Sun by The Sex Pistols

    80's
    1. Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen (many argue this is more pop than punk and I couldn't care less)
    2. Hope by The Descendents
    3. So What by The Anti-Nowhere League
    4. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch by The Dead Kennedys
    5. John Wayne Was A Nazi by MDC

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image91
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm more of a "metal" guy than a punk guy but Gawd, I love the Ramones, Sex Pistols, the Exploited, Misfits, and Anti-Nowhere League...

    2. RubySoho profile image59
      RubySohoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love punk rock girl by dead milkmen! Definately in my top list as well. Good list!

    3. twosheds1 profile image60
      twosheds1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I always preferred more political punk, like the Dead Kennedys. Stars and Stripes of Corruption and Holiday in Cambodia were my faves.

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image73
        Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Definitely a big fan of DK. And I mean BEFORE they sued Jello.

    4. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I got into Punk Music a few years after it's peak. I'm a metalhead but so much Punk is really rockin.

      Check out The Wildhearts too, they keep the tradition going.

  2. TheMagician profile image92
    TheMagicianposted 5 years ago

    Those are all awesome songs and great choices! smile
    Gotta love punk rock, it's really all over the place with it's sound. The 90s were more of my stuff but the 70s and 80s were supreme.




    70s
    Hybrid Moments by The Misfits
    Spanish Bombs by The Clash
    Keys to Your Heart by The 101ers
    Personality Crisis by New York Dolls
    One Hundred Punks - Generation X


    80s
    Straight to Hell by The Clash
    Pay to *** by Bad Brains
    Room Without a Window by Operation Ivy
    It's In Your Head by Agent Orange
    I Want to Conquer the World by Bad Religion

    1. Jonathan Janco profile image73
      Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I just checked out the 101ers. I was not familiar with them before now, Is that Joe Strummer singing or just an imitator?

  3. Jonathan Janco profile image73
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    That's crazy. I would've picked Hybrid Moments or Straight to Hell but they both got barely edged out. Great picks. I may have recklessly overlooked Bad Brains and Bad Religion.

    1. TheMagician profile image92
      TheMagicianposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bad Brains had more of a ska punk / reggae sound later on so you don't have much to work with in terms of straight up punk rock for them. I never got too much into them, but I always loved that song.

      Bouncing Souls (woo, 90s punk!) did a cover of Hybrid Moments that was absolutely superb. You should give it a look up on Youtube. Very nicely done, I didn't expect it smile

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image73
        Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I gave it a listen. It was a nice novelty but didnt quite blow me away. Vocalist seemed a little stiff. Maybe I'm a bit fussy. I remember seeing the Bouncing Souls at some show in Scranton back '93 or '94. I had no idea who they were at the time and there were maybe ten bands playing, but I remember feeling sorry for them because they werent as well received as the local bands that had played earlier.

  4. Jonathan Janco profile image73
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    Ah, The Exploited is another one I overlooked. D.O.A. was another 80's band I completely forgot about until this morning.

  5. Jonathan Janco profile image73
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    But getting back to Hybrid Moments, here is a version I do really like. Yes, I know it sounds like nothing more than a better-produced version of the original but that's how I roll. And I have a history of REALLY not liking Green Day, but I think they do this song great.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwF6_xTv … re=related

    1. TheMagician profile image92
      TheMagicianposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, didn't know GD did a cover! I'm pretty surprised, the song did turn out quite nice. I dug GD in their younger years, but their newer stuff sort of lost me... you know they're releasing three (yes three) albums next? All like, a month apart. Oh goodness.

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image73
        Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Three albumns at once . . . sounds sort of JayZish. I never really gave Green Day a chance because I was in college when they became big. Couldnt deal with all the kids who had never heard punk rock before just going crazy over it. Also at the time I was really into bands like Ween and They Might Be Giants and I just felt that GD was really just half-stepping the whole nerd persona.

  6. Jonathan Janco profile image73
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    This just occured to me. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of me seeing Public Image Ltd and Big Audio Dynamite at the Ritz in New York. Not exactly punk rock, but it was a real thrill to see Mick Jones and Johnny Rotten in person.

  7. spartucusjones profile image91
    spartucusjonesposted 5 years ago

    I did a hub on The Origins of Punk Rock. On the hub I did feature some of my favorite punk groups and songs:

    http://spartucusjones.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Punk-Rock

 
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