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Best Punk Song?

Discussion in 'music' started by droodzilla, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Yveski

    Yveski In the sky......

    there are so many
  2. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    I agree, when i picked this thread up yesterday, my first thought was Pretty Vacant, that riff is the dogs! And I can almost play it! I also thought the OP had it right with The Ruts.

    You also have to factor in Ramones, X-Ray Spex and Siouxsie Sioux.

    It was an interesting time that gave a platform for some great musicians.

    Gary Numan being the winner.
  3. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    Let us also not forget B 52s and the Cramps!
  4. adamk

    adamk pfm Member

    New Rose or Pretty Vacant - after that its a bit debatable as to what was and wasn't Punk
  5. Simon Dawson

    Simon Dawson Angry, Ill & Ugly



    A bit of down under punk
  6. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Pretty Vacant or any of those first three Pistols singles. I have a soft spot for White Man because it speaks, so eloquently, to the times that influenced the person I became.
  7. darrell_giant

    darrell_giant pfm Member

    It just has to be Pretty Vacant really.

    Posting this though as a tribute to my uncle who recently died. He heard this playing in my bedroom when I was 14, knocked, came in and we sat and listened together to the album and discussed the content. He took an interest in a growing young person for which I will always be thankful (tear). I thought about playing it at his funeral, but didn't have the bottle.

  8. killie99

    killie99 pfm Member

    Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
    Dead Kennedy’s - Kill The Poor
  9. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Looks like everyone has forgotten the Velvet Underground, including myself.

  10. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    I'll take "Never Mind the Bollocks" or "Damned Damed Damned" over anything VU recorded.
  11. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Fair enough, wanna fight:)

  12. Lowand

    Lowand Don't tell the humans ...

    New Rose
  13. raysablade

    raysablade pfm Member

  14. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    Peru. 1964.

  15. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    Indeed, that can be punk, good find.

    It is like punk only existed around '75 or 6, whenever. The attitude has always existed. A bit like saying the Beatles were first, a tad of delving reveals a lot.

    I always find it amusing when people say Bluegrass has been around for years, when in fact it was called folk music and bluegrass was first used in the 60's to distinguish it and make a new genre. A bit of commercialism, like Starbucks/Nero for coffee purity and people fall for it.

    I think I had better ban myself before the authorities do.

  16. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    'Jilted John' by Jilted John. Or possibly 'The Trumpton Riots' by the mighty HMHB.
  17. lsinclair

    lsinclair file under 'curmudgeonly'

    Agreed. Followed by (I’m) Stranded.
  18. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Can't believe no one's mentioned Talking Heads and Psycho Killer.

    Talking Heads 77 what an album.
  19. Euan

    Euan pfm Member

    Sweaty Betty by the Macc Lads.
  20. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member

    Nadir's Big Chance by Rikki Nadir

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