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Im starting to get bored with my current musical taste and i've always been really curious about the 70's/ early 80's punk scene so i was thinking what are some really classic punk albums that i should check out. thanks
Last edited by Ekoroski at Aug 27, 2007,
#2
How could you get bored with such new hit bands such as Fall Out Boy? MCR? And now introducing, i chainsaw my wrists u pocket knife pansys!
#3
London Calling - The Clash
Nevermind the Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols
Self-titled - The Ramones
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys

I know that they aren't all from the 80s, but they're excellent albums. And there are many more.
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#4
Here are the so-called "classics":

Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation
Television - Marquee Moon
Dead Boys - Young, Loud & Snotty
Agent Orange - Living In Darkness
Ramones - Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia
The Clash - The Clash, Give 'em Enough Rope
The Adolescents - The Adolescents
Black Flag - Damaged, The First Four Years
Circle Jerks - Group Sex
Operation Ivy - Energy
Crass - The Feeding of the 5000
Conflict - The Ungovernable Force
Bad Brains - Bad Brains, I Against I
Fear - The Record
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Government Issue - it's easiest just to get Complete History Volumes 1 and 2
Minor Threat - Complete Discography
Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today
Radio Birdman - The Essential Radio Birdman 1974-1978
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime, Punchline
The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks...Here's the Sex Pistols
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
The Stooges - The Stooges, Raw Power, Funhouse
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
New York Dolls - New York Dolls, Too Much Too Soon
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers - LAMF
Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material

There's plenty more...
#5
yeah i wasn't necessarily talking just 80's i mean like sex pistols era bands and things like that. I know it might be kinda vague but thats the only way i can think to describe what i mean.

and yeah how could ANYONE get tired of those AMAZING new up and coming artists......
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#7
You cant ****ing handle old school mother ****er!


but if you can handle it, you might enjoy Gang Of Four - Entertainment!, it's actually post-punk but just as cool (if not cooler).
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#8
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You cant ****ing handle old school mother ****er!


but if you can handle it, you might enjoy Gang Of Four - Entertainment!, it's actually post-punk but just as cool (if not cooler).



Yes!

Rudimentary Peni - Death Church
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disaster
Operation Ivy - Energy
The Wipers - Is This Real? - Youth of America - Over the Edge
(new wave but still good) Devo - Q: Are we not men? A: We are Devo!


Hardrock pretty much nailed it.
#9
The Adverts - Cast of Thousands
X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents
Lou Reed - Transformer
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
#10
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London Calling - The Clash
Nevermind the Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols
Self-titled - The Ramones
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys


4 of the best right there
#11
Every song by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Ramones. THEE best 3 punk bands ever.
#12
I disappointed by the lack of The Damned in this thread.
TS, get Damned Damned Damned
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#13
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Yes!

Rudimentary Peni - Death Church
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disaster
Operation Ivy - Energy
The Wipers - Is This Real? - Youth of America - Over the Edge
(new wave but still good) Devo - Q: Are we not men? A: We are Devo!


Hardrock pretty much nailed it.


I wouldn't call any of that old-school, besides DK, but good reccomendations nonetheless. But I will warn you, the Sex Pistols are a waste of your time.
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I disappointed by the lack of The Damned in this thread.
TS, get Damned Damned Damned

And Machine Gun Etiquette. Both great albums, Machine Gun Etiquette has a fuller sound than Damned Damned Damned, but it isn't as frantic.

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I wouldn't call any of that old-school, besides DK, but good reccomendations nonetheless. But I will warn you, the Sex Pistols are a waste of your time.

I don't think so

EDIT:

Also:
The Adicts - Sound of Music (only one I've got, I want more though)
The Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
The Undertones - The Undertones, Hypnotised
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And Machine Gun Etiquette. Both great albums, Machine Gun Etiquette has a fuller sound than Damned Damned Damned, but it isn't as frantic.




MGE is an awesome album as well, Smash it up, Love Song, the title track, Just Can't be Happy Today.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=3cQwclXNuq8
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#17
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Every song by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Ramones. THEE best 3 punk bands ever.

meh...maybe the most mainstream, but they're a good start. Nobody's recommended the Talking Heads yet...
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Quote by anti
You cant ****ing handle old school mother ****er!


but if you can handle it, you might enjoy Gang Of Four - Entertainment!, it's actually post-punk but just as cool (if not cooler).

One of my all time favorite bands. I'll add
X-Los Angeles
Husker Du-Zen Arcade

#20
Quote by I_Pwn
I wouldn't call any of that old-school, besides DK, but good reccomendations nonetheless. But I will warn you, the Sex Pistols are a waste of your time.


Right, I forgot this was about "old school" haha.

We did forget the Damned didn't we? And X as well, listen to them.

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DEVO/ Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO


I mentioned that already. But great album anyway
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Quote by the glue man
Right, I forgot this was about "old school" haha.

We did forget the Damned didn't we? And X as well, listen to them.


I mentioned that already. But great album anyway


Just re-read your post with my glasses on, sure enough, I'm merely repeating you
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Quote by the glue man
Yes!

Rudimentary Peni - Death Church
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disaster
Operation Ivy - Energy
The Wipers - Is This Real? - Youth of America - Over the Edge
(new wave but still good) Devo - Q: Are we not men? A: We are Devo!


Hardrock pretty much nailed it.

+1 on Devo, I love them so much right now
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#24
Quote by anti
You cant ****ing handle old school mother ****er!


but if you can handle it, you might enjoy Gang Of Four - Entertainment!, it's actually post-punk but just as cool (if not cooler).


i love that album...

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meh...maybe the most mainstream, but they're a good start. Nobody's recommended the Talking Heads yet...


well, i wouldn't consider talking heads punk...but '77 is an excellent album...

my suggestions:

the adverts-crossing the red sea with the adverts
999-999
subhumans-the day the country died *fav-or-ite album eva...
Chumbawamba-Nevermind the ballots
Generation X-greatest hits will do
reagan youth-collection of pop classics *great album
zounds-curse of the zounds

not all are in that particular era that you specified, but they are around there and amazing albums...
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#25
also try the Skids, a band hardly anyone knows about, but are excellent. slightly more experimental than some punk bands though
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also try the Skids, a band hardly anyone knows about, but are excellent. slightly more experimental than some punk bands though


+1
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Quote by chillie pepper
also try the Skids, a band hardly anyone knows about, but are excellent. slightly more experimental than some punk bands though


they are brilliant! in to the valley is a classic and the saints are coming is half decent to didnt the singer end up killing himself?

also try the uk subs (warhead is a great bassline, very simple to play to) and for proper cockney british punk the cockney rejects (who wrote songs about west ham united above all things) and were total bloody nutters maybe sham 69 to tho they were more oi music
#28
Quote by mike2
i love that album...


well, i wouldn't consider talking heads punk...but '77 is an excellent album...

They're Post-Punk, but **** '77
Fear of Music is such a better album and I consider it a Post-Punk Classic.
so get
Fear of Music-Talking Heads

#30
Quote by Doolittle
They're Post-Punk, but **** '77
Fear of Music is such a better album and I consider it a Post-Punk Classic.
so get
Fear of Music-Talking Heads


how are they post punk?

edit: I'll give you that they have that post punk sound....
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Rancid are the best punk band ever.

Tim Armstrong is a songwriting genius, is a complete fashion diva and has an incredible singing voice.

He doesn't sound like Opie from family guy at all.
#31
Meh, Talking Heads are new wave which is sometimes ridiculously close to post-punk.

I'm down with new wave and post-punk.
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#32
London Calling is actually more of a straight up mish mash of music genres. It's not really a punk album. Don't get me wrong, it's my favorite album and you should definitely check it out, but it's not really a pure punk album.


There's a few straight up punk tracks on it but on that CD The Clash really brought in tons of different styles of music and combined them all.


With that being said if you want straight up Punk you should check out their first two albums. The Clash and Give Em' Enough Rope are amazing. Ramones are great also.
#33
Get something by The Ruts too. Good band. Can't really recommend an album like cos I only have a Greatest Hits.
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#34
The Cramps- Flamejob
Descendents- Milo Goes To College
Iggy Pop- The Idiot

doesnt get any more classic than that

oh and of course, Screeching Weasel- Boogadaboogadaboogada!
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#35
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Saccharine Trust - 1st EP

Hell yes. Paganicons is great, though it is quite the acquired taste.
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#36
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Descendents- Milo Goes To College


Hell yeah
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#37
The Replacements first LP which is called, sorry ma, forgot to take out the trash.

I think that's it.
#39
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The Jam- In the City
most underatted punk album of all time


hm....i like the jam, to an extent, but are they really punk?
Quote by BrianApocalypse
Rancid are the best punk band ever.

Tim Armstrong is a songwriting genius, is a complete fashion diva and has an incredible singing voice.

He doesn't sound like Opie from family guy at all.
#40
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**** Sparrer - Shock Troops
Cockney Rejects - Oi Oi OI

Forgot about Oi!..

Sham 69 are playing here on the 5th, I won't be going sadly.
You won't be missing much. Jimmy Pursey won't be singing with them, and they don't do hardly any of their older stuff. a buddy of mine saw them, and he said the only old song they did was If The Kids Are United, and they did it 3 times throughout the set. Said there was more bitching about politics between the songs than actual music.
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