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42 Punk Rock Classics

Setting Orange, 9th Confusion, 3171.
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I ran into several problems with my list. First, there is a big difference between songs and bands which are somehow important and songs and bands I simply don’t like (i.e. The Pistols or The Exploited). The second problem is, that I don’t have all tracks handy and I still miss many of my records (i.e. Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Television Personalities, Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers or my Electric Chairs record), or the tracks are very rare so that I still remember them but have no idea where to get them (like early Adam and the Ants and The Bleach Boys). Unfortunatelly I also miss nearly all of my old tapes I got from friends over all the years.

So this is the list of my personal top 42 punk rock classics right now in alphabetical order. If I’m thinking about this music, every minute there are some new songs popping into my head, so I think is a first cut of tracks which were somehow important to me or had a very important influence for my personal life. Here we go:

* Adam and the Ants - “Christian Dior”
* Angelic Upstarts - “I’m an upstart”
* Blondie - “Man Overboard”
* Boomtown Rats - “I don’t like mondays”
* Buzzcocks - “Orgasm Addict”
* Cockney Rejects - “I’m not a Fool”
* Crass - “Berketex Bride”
* Dead Boys - “Sonic Reducer”
* Dead Kennedys - “Holiday in Cambodia”
* Devo - “Mongoloid”
* Dictators - “Search and Destroy”
* Electric Eels - “Agitated”
* Iggy Pop and The Stooges - “(I don’t wanna) Be Your Dog”
* Heartbreakers - “Chinese Rocks”
* Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - “New England”
* Johnny Moped - “Noone”
* MC5 - “Kick Out the Jams”
* Motorhead - “City Kids”
* New York Dolls - “Seven Day Weekend”
* Pere Ubu - “Final Solution”
* Plastic Bertrand - “Ca Plane Pour Moi”
* Richard Hell and the Voidoids - “Blank Generation”
* Siouxsie and the Banshees - “Bad Shape”
* Stiff Little Fingers - “Wasted Life”
* Swell Maps - “Dresden Style”
* Talking Heads - “Psycho Killer”
* Television - “Marquee Moon”
* The Avengers - “Car Crash”
* The Bleach Boys - “Stocking Clad Nazi Death Squad Bitches”
* The Clash - “White Riot”
* The Damned - “New Rose”
* The Germs - “Forming”
* The Lurkers - “Shadow”
* The Ramones - “Teenage Lobotomy”
* The Saints - “No time”
* The Stanglers - “No More Heroes”
* The Vibrators - “Automatic Lover”
* TV Personalities - “Part Time Punk”
* Ultravox - “Young Savage”
* Wayne County and the Electric Chairs - “If you don’t want to fuck me baby, baby fuck off”
* Wipers - “Better off dead”
* Wire - “12XU”



  1. Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - eine meiner absoluten Lieblingsbands aber “New England” als Punk Rock Classic zu klassifizieren … also ich weiss ja nicht - eher sowas wie “Government Center”, “She Cracked” oder “I’m Straight”

    Das Album namens “The Modern Lovers” rockt einfach am meisten. Check it out y0

    Comment by hukl — Sweetmorn, 10th Confusion, 3171. @ 45789

  2. ah by the way - translate everything into english !

    no uhm - well how to put this right . if you are interested in a modern lovers album - sonic has a bunch of them and he’d surely like to give em to you as a present you know ?

    Comment by hukl — Sweetmorn, 10th Confusion, 3171. @ 45885

  3. The Adicts - “Joker in the Pack”
    The Clash - “London Calling”
    X-Ray-Spex - “Oh Bondage Up Yours”
    Vice Squad - “Stand Strong, Stand Proud”

    Comment by linse — Sweetmorn, 10th Confusion, 3171. @ 51662

  4. Cool. Danke :)

    Comment by mechko — Pungenday, 12nd Confusion, 3171. @ 30427

  5. It’s a good non-stereotype-best of list (and it’s personal!) You wrote something about not getting hold of the BLEACH BOYS trax?! I released a CD in a 7inch silkscreen cover, with „Some Clad Stocking Nazi Squad Bitches“ on it. (By the way: this song is based on a pub-bet they made: Someone said that it’s impossible to put a record out with a title like this… he lost!!!) write an email to me if you’re interested in the cd. ( Cheers Brüdi

    Comment by bruedator — Pungenday, 10th Discord, 3173. @ 39688

  6. hiho,
    du hast die cocks vergessen ;-)
    trotzdem happy birthday. warte auf deinen bericht zur brn
    viele grüße

    Comment by falk — Boomtime, 26th Confusion, 3173. @ 50086

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