2020 COVID-19 Top 50 Punk Songs List

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Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 6:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 7:59pm
God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
Complete Control - The Clash
Smash It Up - The Damned
Harmony in My Head - Buzzcocks
Babylon's Burning - The Ruts
Homicide - 999
Rock 'n' Roll Radio - Ramones
Germfree Adolescents - X-ray Spex
Gotta Gettaway - Stiff Little Fingers
You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?) - The Undertones
Born to Lose - The Heartbreakers
Love Comes in Spurts - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Into the Valley - The Skids
King Rocker - Generation X
Christine - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Lucky Number - Lene Lovich
Teenage Warning - Angelic Upstarts
Sound of the Suburbs - The Members
Another Girl Another Planet - The Only Ones
This Perfect Day - The Saints


Way too many left of my list could've easily have done a top 50. No Subway Sect/Lurkers/Stranglers/XTC/ Vibrators/U.K. Subs THE list goes on. Took mine from post 1976. Could easily do a great top 20 from pre 1976.
Arrrgggh, I forgot the Only Ones!
To be honest these lists regarding what is and isn't punk never work for me. I dig all the new wave stuff like Squeeze / The Boomtown Rats / The Vapors and so on. I didn't even find a space for Elvis Costello or Ian Dury on my list and I like them more than some I have picked. My fave Clash single WM(iHP) wasn't chosen because wait for it (blasphemy) I'm not so sure I consider it punk.
I did pick White Man and Rat Trap but wouldn't argue to the death they fit some precise definition of being pure punk songs. I suppose i could try justify White Man on the basis they recorded it at a time when you couldnt say they weren't first and foremost a punk band. Or to put it another way, if White Man isnt punk, then surely Police and Thieves couldnt be either? Rat Trap, not sure i could defend that. It feels punk to me, but thats purely an emotional argument.
I love WM(iHP) and Rat Trap both are brilliant records in my opinion. Neither have much of what I consider to be a punk sound. But both have attitude in spades and that counts way more to me. Police & Thieves is a reggae song, punk reggae if you like but still reggae none the less.
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revbob wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 9:59am
In no particular order. Lots of good bands/songs left off.

1) Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
2) God Save the Queen Sex Pistols
3) Police Truck - Dead Kennedys
4) White Riot - Clash
5) Law and Order - SLF
6) Hungry Wolf - X
7) Supertouch/Shitfit - Bad Brains
8) Do What You Want - Bad Religion
9) Rise Above - Black Flag
10) Amoeba - Adolescents
11) Bottle of Smoke - Pogues
12 ) Subvert City - Subhumans
13) Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
14) Hyena - Rancid
15) Cashing In - Minor Threat
16) Manimal - Germs
17) Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
18) Another State of Mind - Social Distortion
19) Where Eagles Dare - Misfits
20) Smash It Up - The Damned
I'd thought about pogues and not sure why i didnt go through with it. Love the Bottle of Smoke.

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Marky Dread wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:01am
Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 6:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 7:59pm
God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
Complete Control - The Clash
Smash It Up - The Damned
Harmony in My Head - Buzzcocks
Babylon's Burning - The Ruts
Homicide - 999
Rock 'n' Roll Radio - Ramones
Germfree Adolescents - X-ray Spex
Gotta Gettaway - Stiff Little Fingers
You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?) - The Undertones
Born to Lose - The Heartbreakers
Love Comes in Spurts - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Into the Valley - The Skids
King Rocker - Generation X
Christine - Siouxsie & The Banshees
Lucky Number - Lene Lovich
Teenage Warning - Angelic Upstarts
Sound of the Suburbs - The Members
Another Girl Another Planet - The Only Ones
This Perfect Day - The Saints


Way too many left of my list could've easily have done a top 50. No Subway Sect/Lurkers/Stranglers/XTC/ Vibrators/U.K. Subs THE list goes on. Took mine from post 1976. Could easily do a great top 20 from pre 1976.
Arrrgggh, I forgot the Only Ones!
To be honest these lists regarding what is and isn't punk never work for me. I dig all the new wave stuff like Squeeze / The Boomtown Rats / The Vapors and so on. I didn't even find a space for Elvis Costello or Ian Dury on my list and I like them more than some I have picked. My fave Clash single WM(iHP) wasn't chosen because wait for it (blasphemy) I'm not so sure I consider it punk.
I did pick White Man and Rat Trap but wouldn't argue to the death they fit some precise definition of being pure punk songs. I suppose i could try justify White Man on the basis they recorded it at a time when you couldnt say they weren't first and foremost a punk band. Or to put it another way, if White Man isnt punk, then surely Police and Thieves couldnt be either? Rat Trap, not sure i could defend that. It feels punk to me, but thats purely an emotional argument.
I love WM(iHP) and Rat Trap both are brilliant records in my opinion. Neither have much of what I consider to be a punk sound. But both have attitude in spades and that counts way more to me. Police & Thieves is a reggae song, punk reggae if you like but still reggae none the less.
Yeah i think thats fair enough. Rat Trap probably a bit too elaborate to be thought of as a punk tune, maybe if I'd gone with the equally great Lookin After No.1, I'd have been closer to the mark. Maybe Rats werent punk at all, must admit i never spent a lot of time distinguishing these labels so not sure where the lines are drawn in some instances.

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Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:15am
revbob wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 9:59am
In no particular order. Lots of good bands/songs left off.

1) Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
2) God Save the Queen Sex Pistols
3) Police Truck - Dead Kennedys
4) White Riot - Clash
5) Law and Order - SLF
6) Hungry Wolf - X
7) Supertouch/Shitfit - Bad Brains
8) Do What You Want - Bad Religion
9) Rise Above - Black Flag
10) Amoeba - Adolescents
11) Bottle of Smoke - Pogues
12 ) Subvert City - Subhumans
13) Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
14) Hyena - Rancid
15) Cashing In - Minor Threat
16) Manimal - Germs
17) Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
18) Another State of Mind - Social Distortion
19) Where Eagles Dare - Misfits
20) Smash It Up - The Damned
I'd thought about pogues and not sure why i didnt go through with it. Love the Bottle of Smoke.
For me it was a toss up between that and Sick Bed, listened to Bottle of Smoke yesterday and it won out. I have fond memories of hearing that song for the first time

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revbob wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:34am
Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:15am
revbob wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 9:59am
In no particular order. Lots of good bands/songs left off.

1) Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
2) God Save the Queen Sex Pistols
3) Police Truck - Dead Kennedys
4) White Riot - Clash
5) Law and Order - SLF
6) Hungry Wolf - X
7) Supertouch/Shitfit - Bad Brains
8) Do What You Want - Bad Religion
9) Rise Above - Black Flag
10) Amoeba - Adolescents
11) Bottle of Smoke - Pogues
12 ) Subvert City - Subhumans
13) Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
14) Hyena - Rancid
15) Cashing In - Minor Threat
16) Manimal - Germs
17) Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
18) Another State of Mind - Social Distortion
19) Where Eagles Dare - Misfits
20) Smash It Up - The Damned
I'd thought about pogues and not sure why i didnt go through with it. Love the Bottle of Smoke.
For me it was a toss up between that and Sick Bed, listened to Bottle of Smoke yesterday and it won out. I have fond memories of hearing that song for the first time
"Twenty fuckin five to one/me gambling days are done". Its one of my favourite Shane lyrics, the guy was touched. Streams of Whiskey would be my other nomination.

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Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:18am
Marky Dread wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:01am
Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 6:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 8:20pm
Heston wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 8:15pm


Arrrgggh, I forgot the Only Ones!
To be honest these lists regarding what is and isn't punk never work for me. I dig all the new wave stuff like Squeeze / The Boomtown Rats / The Vapors and so on. I didn't even find a space for Elvis Costello or Ian Dury on my list and I like them more than some I have picked. My fave Clash single WM(iHP) wasn't chosen because wait for it (blasphemy) I'm not so sure I consider it punk.
I did pick White Man and Rat Trap but wouldn't argue to the death they fit some precise definition of being pure punk songs. I suppose i could try justify White Man on the basis they recorded it at a time when you couldnt say they weren't first and foremost a punk band. Or to put it another way, if White Man isnt punk, then surely Police and Thieves couldnt be either? Rat Trap, not sure i could defend that. It feels punk to me, but thats purely an emotional argument.
I love WM(iHP) and Rat Trap both are brilliant records in my opinion. Neither have much of what I consider to be a punk sound. But both have attitude in spades and that counts way more to me. Police & Thieves is a reggae song, punk reggae if you like but still reggae none the less.
Yeah i think thats fair enough. Rat Trap probably a bit too elaborate to be thought of as a punk tune, maybe if I'd gone with the equally great Lookin After No.1, I'd have been closer to the mark. Maybe Rats werent punk at all, must admit i never spent a lot of time distinguishing these labels so not sure where the lines are drawn in some instances.
Looking After No.1 I feel is more punk sounding. The Rats were like a cross between Dr. Feelgood and Springsteen. I love 'em.
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Marky Dread wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:49am
Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:18am
Marky Dread wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:01am
Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 6:05am
Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 8:20pm


To be honest these lists regarding what is and isn't punk never work for me. I dig all the new wave stuff like Squeeze / The Boomtown Rats / The Vapors and so on. I didn't even find a space for Elvis Costello or Ian Dury on my list and I like them more than some I have picked. My fave Clash single WM(iHP) wasn't chosen because wait for it (blasphemy) I'm not so sure I consider it punk.
I did pick White Man and Rat Trap but wouldn't argue to the death they fit some precise definition of being pure punk songs. I suppose i could try justify White Man on the basis they recorded it at a time when you couldnt say they weren't first and foremost a punk band. Or to put it another way, if White Man isnt punk, then surely Police and Thieves couldnt be either? Rat Trap, not sure i could defend that. It feels punk to me, but thats purely an emotional argument.
I love WM(iHP) and Rat Trap both are brilliant records in my opinion. Neither have much of what I consider to be a punk sound. But both have attitude in spades and that counts way more to me. Police & Thieves is a reggae song, punk reggae if you like but still reggae none the less.
Yeah i think thats fair enough. Rat Trap probably a bit too elaborate to be thought of as a punk tune, maybe if I'd gone with the equally great Lookin After No.1, I'd have been closer to the mark. Maybe Rats werent punk at all, must admit i never spent a lot of time distinguishing these labels so not sure where the lines are drawn in some instances.
Looking After No.1 I feel is more punk sounding. The Rats were like a cross between Dr. Feelgood and Springsteen. I love 'em.
Yeah pretty important for a lot of kids growing up in catholic 1970s ireland, suddenly a band coming out saying fuck the politicians and the priests. That was massive for a couple of years, mainstream punk didnt really reach these shores till a bit later.

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I had to dig deep for this. And, yes, some of them are not punk, but my memory of that time is fading.

1. Complete Control – The Clash
2. Bodies – Sex Pistols
3. New Rose – The Damned
4. Blank Generation – Richard Hell and the Voidoids
5. Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
6. See No Evil – Television (or any song from Marquee Moon)
7. Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin – The Runaways
8. Little Girl Lies – Blondie
9. Oh Bondage, up Yours – X-Ray Spex
10. In the City – The Jam
11. Wild Youth – Generation X
12. Sheena is a Punk Rocker – Ramones
13. Antmusic – Adam and the Ants
14. Welcome to the Working Week – Elvis Costello
15. Orgasm Addict – The Buzzcocks
16. Do the Dog – The Specials (not punk but shutup)
17. Sinner, Sinner, Sinner – Bow Wow Wow
18. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
19. Jocko Homo – Devo
20. Alternative Ulster – Stiff Little Fingers

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Punks Not Dead - THE EXPLOITED
Cop Cars - THE EXPLOITED
Free Flight - THE EXPLOITED
Army Life - THE EXPLOITED
Blown to Bits - THE EXPLOITED
Sex & Violence - THE EXPLOITED
S.P.G. - THE EXPLOITED
Royalty - THE EXPLOITED
Dole Q - THE EXPLOITED
Exploited Barmy Army - THE EXPLOITED
Son of a Copper - THE EXPLOITED
I Believe in Anarchy - THE EXPLOITED
Daily News - THE EXPLOITED
Fuck the Mods - THE EXPLOITED
Crashed Out - THE EXPLOITED
What You Gonna Do - THE EXPLOITED
Dogs of War - THE EXPLOITED
Dead Cities - THE EXPLOITED
Hitler's in the Charts Again - THE EXPLOITED
Class War - THE EXPLOITED
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Haha, Flex has brain worms.
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Flex wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 11:42am
Punks Not Dead - THE EXPLOITED
Cop Cars - THE EXPLOITED
Free Flight - THE EXPLOITED
Army Life - THE EXPLOITED
Blown to Bits - THE EXPLOITED
Sex & Violence - THE EXPLOITED
S.P.G. - THE EXPLOITED
Royalty - THE EXPLOITED
Dole Q - THE EXPLOITED
Exploited Barmy Army - THE EXPLOITED
Son of a Copper - THE EXPLOITED
I Believe in Anarchy - THE EXPLOITED
Daily News - THE EXPLOITED
Fuck the Mods - THE EXPLOITED
Crashed Out - THE EXPLOITED
What You Gonna Do - THE EXPLOITED
Dogs of War - THE EXPLOITED
Dead Cities - THE EXPLOITED
Hitler's in the Charts Again - THE EXPLOITED
Class War - THE EXPLOITED
This belongs in Heston's drunken KISS thread.

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Flex wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 11:42am
Punks Not Dead - THE EXPLOITED
Cop Cars - THE EXPLOITED
Free Flight - THE EXPLOITED
Army Life - THE EXPLOITED
Blown to Bits - THE EXPLOITED
Sex & Violence - THE EXPLOITED
S.P.G. - THE EXPLOITED
Royalty - THE EXPLOITED
Dole Q - THE EXPLOITED
Exploited Barmy Army - THE EXPLOITED
Son of a Copper - THE EXPLOITED
I Believe in Anarchy - THE EXPLOITED
Daily News - THE EXPLOITED
Fuck the Mods - THE EXPLOITED
Crashed Out - THE EXPLOITED
What You Gonna Do - THE EXPLOITED
Dogs of War - THE EXPLOITED
Dead Cities - THE EXPLOITED
Hitler's in the Charts Again - THE EXPLOITED
Class War - THE EXPLOITED
It would have been hilarious-er if you had thrown one Clash song in there.

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Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:47am
revbob wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:34am
Low Down Low wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:15am

I'd thought about pogues and not sure why i didnt go through with it. Love the Bottle of Smoke.
For me it was a toss up between that and Sick Bed, listened to Bottle of Smoke yesterday and it won out. I have fond memories of hearing that song for the first time
"Twenty fuckin five to one/me gambling days are done". Its one of my favourite Shane lyrics, the guy was touched. Streams of Whiskey would be my other nomination.
Yeah one of my favorite lyrics as well. The Pogues were as punk as any of the bands we've listed.

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Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 6:50pm
JennyB wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 1:58pm
I'm going to *try* and keep it one song per artist. These are all pretty obvious, but they are so for a reason. Here we go (in no particular order):

1. Judy is a Punk - Ramones
2. Complete Control - The Clash
3. Blank Generation - Richard Hell and the Voidoids
4. Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
5. Marquee Moon - Television
6. Let's Submerge - X Ray Spex
7. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline - X
8. California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
9. Sob Story - Minor Threat
10. Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
11. New Rose - The Damned
12. What Do I Get? - Buzzcocks
13. Mother - Babes in Toyland
14. Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Adverts
15. Gordon is a Moron - Jilted John
16. Add it Up - Violent Femmes
17. Nervous Breakdown - Black Flag
18. X Offender - Blondie
19. I Wanna be your Dog - Stooges
20. Celebrated Summer - Husker Du
JB track 15 is just called "Jilted John". :kiss:
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JennyB wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 11:55am
Marky Dread wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 6:50pm
JennyB wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 1:58pm
I'm going to *try* and keep it one song per artist. These are all pretty obvious, but they are so for a reason. Here we go (in no particular order):

1. Judy is a Punk - Ramones
2. Complete Control - The Clash
3. Blank Generation - Richard Hell and the Voidoids
4. Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
5. Marquee Moon - Television
6. Let's Submerge - X Ray Spex
7. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline - X
8. California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
9. Sob Story - Minor Threat
10. Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
11. New Rose - The Damned
12. What Do I Get? - Buzzcocks
13. Mother - Babes in Toyland
14. Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Adverts
15. Gordon is a Moron - Jilted John
16. Add it Up - Violent Femmes
17. Nervous Breakdown - Black Flag
18. X Offender - Blondie
19. I Wanna be your Dog - Stooges
20. Celebrated Summer - Husker Du
JB track 15 is just called "Jilted John". :kiss:
Well, who's the moron now?
Well, moran, anyway. :shifty:
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