" Dead Kennedys "YES!!!!
" I hope you guys don't want to kill me for this, but I like Green Day a whole lot. The Ramones are cool too, but I just like a lot more Green Day. I guess I simply haven't heard much punk to be honest. "they're more pop than punk. they get more hate than they deserve from pretty much every "punk rocker kid" but honestly they've been pretty good pop rock for the whole time they've been around. it was a mistake on their part and on mtv's part to label them as punk at first.
I'm also a big fan of AFI and the Alkaline Trio (more the older stuff, but some of the new stuff is really solid too). For a while I was really into Grade's album Under the Radar. My first favorite punk band was Operation Ivy, and I was also really into Rancid for a long time too. I've mellowed as I've gotten older, so I find myself drifting further away from hardcore as time goes by....
There are so many people who argue over what punk is, was, will be in the future and most definitely not what you're listening to, that I don't really know what is punk and what isn't so I'll spit game on what I assume to be modern punk of whatever variety and say Rise Against and AFI, the early stuff anyway. After that, I don't know because it all moves into post-hardcore territory like Thursday and Glassjaw.
" The Offspring. Smash remains my favourite album of all time. The Clash & Ramones are tied for a close second though. "Smash blew me away when it came out (I think I was a freshman in high school at the time). I don't listen to it much anymore, but at the time I was in awe.
I doubt I could pick a single favorite, particularly since it would likely be different depending on the day and my mood. Some of my favorite would be Dead Kennedys, Dead Milkmen, The Queers, Screeching Weasel, Mr. T Experience, Guttermouth, SNFU, Snuff, Groovie Ghoulies, and Tilt.
depends on what your definition of punk is, if you're talking about 1977 stuff, my favourite would be xray spex, if youre talking about later stuff maybe black flag or bad brains, if you're talking about origins of punk, from places like new york, detroit or cleveland which should really just be called 'art rock' or something, which is my favourite period of punk, i like bands like new york dolls, MC5, suicide and my favourite is the stooges
i love the clash too, but the clash aren't really punk, they're like the stones, whom i also love
another great band from detroit is Death, only made one album but its probably the best 25mins of punk ever recorded
No offence, but you tend to comment on every single thread with not exactly that much to say.
" Seriously. Is this spam topic day? At this rate I might actually have to start flagging. "
No one mentioned Bad Brains yet?! EDIT: I am silly and can't read.