hey dudes. I've been into metal/thrash/hard rock for most of my life...

i'm kinda wantin to get into some punk. any good starting points?

here's the bands i've tried:

The White Stripes
The Ramones
No use for a Name.

the only thing that i will not tolerate ina any sort of music is screaming, but i dont think that would be a problem with punk music.

guess thats it . fire away*.

*that was a figure of speech. please DO NOT stalk me for several months at a time and then shoot me.


Lol, but learn a bunch of punk bands

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No screaming... in punk?

Are you retarded?

Again with a rec thread? Damn. Anyway, Toy Dolls, Stiff Little Fingers, The Bouncing Souls, Zounds, The Cramps, Richard Hell and The Voidoids, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Penetration, The Rezillos, Subhumans and The Dead Milkmen are worth checking out.
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Get ...And out come the wolves by rancid. This album will get you into punk. Other bands you should check out are. The Clash, The descendents, Streets Dogs.
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The Bronx
Dead Kennedys
Rise Against (most of it's singing)
The Adicts
(Old) Anti-flag
Bad Religion
Big D and the Kids Table
Bouncing Souls
Circle Jerks
Dillinger Four

You're gonan find yourself fairly limited because a lot of punk bands especially hardcore/punk incorporate at least a bit of screaming.

Note there's a fair difference between old/classic punk and the newer era. Check out Cows With Gun's post for more classic sounding punk bands, mine is more of a list of modern touring punk bands.
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-Richard Hell and the Voidoids
-The Stooges
-The New York Dolls
-The Dictators
-The Dead Boys
-The Damned
-The Buzzcocks
-The Clash
-The Sex Pistols
-Bad Religion
-Social Distortion
-The Misfits
Black flag
Dead Kennedys
The Minutemen
The Stooges

I made the list short so that you could try out all of them. God knows you don't want a list of 100 bands to check out at once.

Also. If you're into metal and thrash, Municipal Waste is a really good Thrash/Punk band.

EDIT: Also, it's usually better to ignore the first 10 replies or so in these kinds of threads. ...not that you have to. But you should probably take suggestions from the punk forum regulars. A lot of people don't know what they're talking about. ...not to sound like an elitist
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I'd start with the sex pistols, old misfits stuff(Danzig era), Black Flag, and the Dead Kennedy's. Of course these are just the popular ones and alot of good punk is underground.

If you like some of those bands just read around this forum and you'll stumble across more underground stuff thats good.
I'd really just go with what cowsWithGuns suggested, it sounds like stuff you would like. The point of a reccomendations thread is to reccomend what you think THEY'D like, not what you think they should listen to.
The MC5
(Iggy Pop and) The Stooges
The Velvet Underground
David Bowie
The New York Dolls
Richard Hell and the Voidoids
The Ramones
The Talking Heads
The Misfits
The Buzzcocks
Bad Religion
The Clash
The Damned
The Dead Boys
The Dead Kennedys
The Descendents
Gang Of Four
Joy Division
Public Image, Ltd.
Generation X
Gogol Bordello
The Pogues
Gorilla Biscuits
Green Day
Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers
Minor Threat
Operation Ivy
Pinhead Gunpowder
Post-Modern Sounds
Tiger Army
Reverend Horton Heat
Stray Cats
Rites of Spring
Circle Jerks
Bad Brains
Black Flag
Screeching Weasel
The Queers
Sex Pistols
The Skids
Sweet Baby
Violent Femmes
Defiance, Ohio
Flogging Molly
Dropkick Murphys
The Adolescents
Social Distortion
Agent Orange
Reel Big Fish
Citizen Fish
Leftover Crack
Less Than Jake
The Dictators
The Adicts
Big D and the Kids Table
Bouncing Souls
Elvis Costello
The Casualties
The Exploited
The Cramps
Choking Victim
The Unseen
Mustard Plug
Streetlight Manifesto
The Specials
The Jam
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Patti Smith
X-Ray Spex
Radio Birdman
The Undertones
7 Seconds
The Beat
The Selecter
The Cure
C0ck Sparrer
Sham 69
The Meteors
The Offspring
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Gun Club

I wrote this list planning to organize it into subgenres and time periods. Then I realized you could just read the Wikipedia article about punk and get the same information. Then I realized I'm too lazy to organize and explain this stuff anyway. So never mind. That was a waste of time.
try screeching weasel, they're basically pop-punk but still really good
and i dont know if you like ska/punk, but check out operation ivy, because they are awesome
Jesus christ, people.. This isn't a "List all your favorite bands to try to convert him to whatever kind of punk you like"

He said he likes metal and thrash... why not list something along those lines? Somehow I doubt he'll like Radio Birdman and Television and whatever else you guys are recommending... Somehow when he says "no screaming" I think he means "no screamo type high pitched annoying screaming"... Yelling is probably fine.

A couple different bands you should try out... all different, but all near what you like, and maybe some you've heard of

Oi Polloi
Toxic Narcotic
Born Dead
Complete Control

EDIT: I just saw in his profile he likes Aerosmith... so his statement here was misleading to his music tastes... Carry on.. my bad
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-Richard Hell and the Voidoids
-The Stooges
-The New York Dolls
-The Dictators
-The Dead Boys
-The Damned
-The Buzzcocks
-The Clash
-The Sex Pistols
-Bad Religion
-Social Distortion
-The Misfits

I will quote this post so that you can read it a second time, because I think this is a good list to start.
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bad religon
the unseen ( i guess theirs screaming but its not bad
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Also. If you're into metal and thrash, Municipal Waste is a really F*cking sh*t Thrash/Punk band.


Municipal Waste =/= Good.