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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Fonz » 06 Mar 2018, 09:12

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K wrote:Siouxsie and the Banshee's what?


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 ORORORO » 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

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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.


It is, and it's still cack.
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Re: Top five punk bands

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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Mar 2018, 10:55

Sex Pistols
Buzzcocks
Television (if Television are allowed)
Siouxsie & The Banshees
The Damned
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby Darkness_Fish » 06 Mar 2018, 11:17

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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby ORORORO » 06 Mar 2018, 11:39

There's always this sort of toilet-y smell with The Damned. Bad music.

Altho' I quite like 'There Ain't No Sanity Clause'
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Re: Top five punk bands

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THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:There's always this sort of toilet-y smell with The Damned. Bad music.

Altho' I quite like 'There Ain't No Sanity Clause'


The first album is probably the purest punk album, in reality. They never got close to it again, but that 30 minutes is still incendiary and, in New Rose, they really did nail one of the truly magnificent punk classics.
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Re: Top five punk bands

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THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:
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.


It is, and it's still cack.


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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby yomptepi » 06 Mar 2018, 12:14

and I know this sounds elitist and metropolitan, but you really had to be there to know what was really going on. By the time the sex pistols released a record it was about as relevant as Abba. On the ground it was all about the Damned, the Clash ( initially) and the Banshees. Most of the bands in the clubs were pale imitations of the real thing by spring 77. By the middle of 1977 It was all but finished. I officially declared it dead on the day the Clash released Complete control.
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby ORORORO » 06 Mar 2018, 12:14

You never got any kind of sense of what they were about, The Damned. Dull London brickies and plumbers stumbling about in rock music 'cos they couldn't do anything else - and they couldn't even do that well. Same sort of thing with The Who. Yelling and farting around. Just rubbish.
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Re: Top five punk bands

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Darkness_Fish wrote:
nev gash wrote:

Incroyable.

That's got me siding with Coan.


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Re: Top five punk bands

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THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:You never got any kind of sense of what they were about, The Damned. Dull London brickies and plumbers stumbling about in rock music 'cos they can't do anything else - and they can't even do that well. Same sort of thing with The Who. Yelling and farting around. Just rubbish.


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Re: Top five punk bands

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Diamond Dog wrote:
THE NIGHT BEAK wrote:There's always this sort of toilet-y smell with The Damned. Bad music.

Altho' I quite like 'There Ain't No Sanity Clause'


The first album is probably the purest punk album, in reality. They never got close to it again, but that 30 minutes is still incendiary and, in New Rose, they really did nail one of the truly magnificent punk classics.


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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby gash on ignore » 06 Mar 2018, 12:18

Machine Gun Etiquette - five stars
Black Album - three 1/2 stars
Damned x 3 - three 1/2 stars
Strawberries - three 1/2 stars
Music For Pleasure - three stars
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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby yomptepi » 06 Mar 2018, 12:19

nev gash wrote:Machine Gun Etiquette - five stars
Black Album - three 1/2 stars
Damned x 3 - three 1/2 stars
Strawberries - three 1/2 stars
Music For Pleasure - three stars


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Re: Top five punk bands

Postby LeBaron » 06 Mar 2018, 12:21

1. Ramones
2. Sex Pistols
3. Buzzcocks
4. Husker Du
5. Crime
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