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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby The Modernist » 05 Mar 2018, 23:00

Eh? A lot of us grew up with punk you dirty rotter.
It was a really important formative cultural influence for me.

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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 05 Mar 2018, 23:13

No, I meant you said we USED to talk about punk HERE! on BCB!
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 05 Mar 2018, 23:13

so this idea that we're too old to discuss it - we were too old back then! it wasn't 'current' in 2004 either
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 05 Mar 2018, 23:14

The truth is that we don't discuss anyfuckingthing here any more
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby fange » 05 Mar 2018, 23:20

I still listen to Punk all the time. Just about every day i'll play an album or some tracks by some UK, US or Aussie punk bands. The notion that age has anything to do with it is just not true for me.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby clive gash » 05 Mar 2018, 23:35

Yeah but you’re a weirdo.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby fange » 05 Mar 2018, 23:51

That, my endearingly direct friend, is beside the point. The idea that pop or punk or whatever has some kind of age limitation to liking it is something that i strongly disagree with, because i see many people around my age who like punk and such still too.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby clive gash » 05 Mar 2018, 23:58

Nah, I’m with you. What I find is that I can go for months without any Punk listening then come back refreshed for a trip down the YouTube rabbit hole.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby fange » 06 Mar 2018, 00:22

Same here. And because it's actually a deceptively broad genre, i'll have periods where i'll listen a lot to Ramones, but then later on it'll be Descendents or X-ray Specs or Refused.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Copehead » 06 Mar 2018, 05:32

The Sex Pistols
The Clash
The Undertones
Buzzcocks
Stiff Little Fingers

Do Blondie count?
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Jimbo » 06 Mar 2018, 07:35

Buddy Holly
Little Richard
Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny Cash
Duane Eddy
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Jeff K » 06 Mar 2018, 07:41

The Clash
The Sex Pistols
The Ramones
The Heartbreakers
The Damned
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Mar 2018, 09:00

Alice Donut
Atari Teenage Riot
Dead Kennedys
Leatherface
Misfits
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Fonz » 06 Mar 2018, 09:06

Damned
UK Subs
Banshees
Peter and the Test-Tube Babies
Sex Pistols
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 06 Mar 2018, 09:12

Pistols
Ramones
Swell Maps
Suicide
Buzzcocks
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Fonz » 06 Mar 2018, 09:12

K wrote:
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Ask Spellcheck. They put apostrophes in everything.

Obviously everything up to and including The Scream. Particularly the early recordings of The Lord's prayer and those epic Peel Sessions.

My sarcastic comments aside, thanks for your post. Siouxie is an artist I know very little of, barring the bigger hits. I'll check these records out.


‘The Scream’ is great. The earlier sessions/boots less so.
They really got interesting as they moved beyond ‘punk’ and got experimental, with McGeoch.
Kaleidoscope, JuJu, and Tinderbox were their best.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 06 Mar 2018, 09:15

Getting the first 45 out means fuck-all if it sounds like old boozers croaking over sped-up Eddie Cochran
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Dayodead » 06 Mar 2018, 10:17

The farther you move from Hardcore, the more the term "Punk" becomes nebulous..You fall into questions like: are the likes of Suicide, The Cramps, Wipers, Big Black, Mission of Burma, The Gun Club etc.. punk bands ? That being said, here are "Five":

Minutemen
Minor Threat / Fugazi / Teen Idles
Dead Kennedys
X
Black Flag

If including The Cramps and Suicide, the list would look different...A more interesting question might be Top 20 favorite punk/post punk albums...So many punk bands have singular moments in the sun, one good album or ep, that they might not show up as a "Favorite Band", but would have representation on a album/ep list...

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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Mar 2018, 10:35

THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:Getting the first 45 out means fuck-all if it sounds like old boozers croaking over sped-up Eddie Cochran

You don't like "New Rose"? That's as good a track as The Damned ever released.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 06 Mar 2018, 10:39

Darkness_Fish wrote:
THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:Getting the first 45 out means fuck-all if it sounds like old boozers croaking over sped-up Eddie Cochran

You don't like "New Rose"? That's as good a track as The Damned ever released.


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