Not done one of these for a while.
Here’s my Top 10 Favourite punk bands of all time:
The Misfits – hailing from New Jersey (home of The Toxic Avenger), their lyrics were all about 50s B-movies and finding dead bodies in streams. Nice.
The Rezillos – best UK punk ever, featuring a very attractive and totally mental lead singer… Song titles include Someone’s Going to Get their Gead Kicked in Tonight and Destination Venus.
The Damned – another Great UK punk band, totally underrated. Appeared on The Young Ones. Wicked.
The LunaChicks – their songs featured in Troma films. Heavily tattooed punk birds, yeah!
The Ramones – amazing New York punk band. Blitzkrieg Bop!
L7 – pulling their knickers down on stage, tampons etcetera. Quality music too. Would have been too obvious to place them higher than the LunaChicks.
Skrewdriver – more of an Oi! band. Extreme lyrics, but then that’s what punk is all about. Not to all tastes, mind.
The Nips – Shane MacGowan was in The Nips (aka The Nipple Erectors) before The Pogues. I love Shane MacGowan and The Pogues.
The Clash – the reason the clash feature so low is because they’re too good to be a proper punk band. Love them to bits.
Also rans (nearly made it into the list, but not quite): The Ruts, Rancid, Black Flag, Stray Cats, The Stooges, X-Ray Specs, Sex Pistols.