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Best Punk Song?

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

  1. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue The Mighty Deoxitiser

    What about The Undertones’ Teenage Kicks?

    If it was good enough for JP...
  2. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    'Clampdown' The Clash.
  3. Still

    Still absolute unit


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  4. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim pfm Member

    Had Babylon's burning as my ring tone until recently...but the sirens at the start used to make people in meetings jump and it got a little embarrassing!!
  5. docp

    docp pfm Member

    The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love.... must be up there surely ?
  6. kendo

    kendo gloominati

    John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett's "Really Free" 'though perhaps not strictly punk kind of of fits the bill. Their "Beware Of The Flowers ('Cos I'm Sure They're Going To Get You Yeah)" also does too, as well, sorta. :)
  7. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member


    I have always liked these two, quirky & quite brilliantly composed songs that are never understood by many but appreciated by the few.
  8. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Search and Destroy by The Stooges, of course.
  9. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    I detested punk when it was around but once it had moved on to New Wave or whatever you wanted to call it then I began to like some of the earlier raw stuff by bands that developed into great bands.

    Say punk to me I always think of 2 bands & 2 great songs :

    The Damned : New Rose ( Just has a great feel to it )

    The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love ( Song for a generation surely )
  10. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

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  11. docp

    docp pfm Member

    Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia is also worth a mention :)
  12. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

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  13. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop pfm Member

    London Calling
  14. Hap Hazzard

    Hap Hazzard Member



  15. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

    Pretty vacant

    Nothing beats it, pure punk pop.. or pap, depending on your view.
  16. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    One was the B-side of the other on the single, was it not ?
  17. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    Smells like teen spirit
  18. garry71

    garry71 Active Member

    From British punk, I'd say Pretty Vacant. If it had been done by a "normal" rock band, it'd be hailed as a rock classic.

    From American punk, I'd go for TV Eye by The Stooges, or Penetration.
  19. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    There are two kinds of punk song. The first sort is an interesting gesture, but of limited musical interest. The other kind is found on Pink Flag.
  20. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Pretty Vacant. Matlock's adaption / re working of a riff from Abba's S.O.S. is sheer genius.
    15 years on from Beatles / Stones etc copying the blues music they liked this is a pop/ rock / punk composition that referenced a contemporary riff to create something original.

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