Been listening to a lot of Misfits and The Germs lately and I need more punk bands like that so I was wondering what the GB community could conjure up for me.
I'll try to recommend some stuff not already posted here, so chances are it will be stuff you're not in to. Weekend Nachos, Discharge (check this band out, underrated), Tragedy, Wire, The Birthday Party, Fugazi.
Check out crustmas.blogspot.com for some good crust punk bands (who knows, might be your thing)
or mindgrinder-wmuc.blogspot.com for some punk derivatives like grindcore, sludge, and others
also rogkentroll.blogspot.com for some punk-and-roll more mainstream style stuff
Branch out, throw yourself to the wolves. You won't like everything but you're sure to find some good stuff as long as you keep listening. Good luck!
Depends on the kind of punk your looking for.
Ska-punk - NOFX, Operation Ivy, Rancid
Hardcore - Bad Brains, Black Flag, Minor Threat
Pop punk - Descendents, Sum 41, The Offspring
Older punk - Agent Orange, Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop
Regular punk or what i like to call, Vanilla Punk - Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Pennywise
Those are pretty much the basic punk sub genres you should listen to that i got off the top of my head. There are also shitloads more but that would require me to think and research and neither of us wants that.
My personal favorites are Ska-punk and Hardcore.
Well, punk music can be good, but I hate when people bring up the Sex Pistols as a good punk band. Ugh. Bands like The Offspring and The Sex Pistols are so often referenced. The Offspring had some good songs, but I wouldn't really consider them too much punk (especially later on). The Sex Pistols were a phenomenon starting in Europe and then traveling over this way, but they were not good musicians. They started a movement though. Considering all that, is Punk supposed to be a talent? Probably not. It's more the influence of the impressionable and what it does to the youth. Green Day for instance has changed what Punk means and has exemplified the changes that occur as a traditional punk band grows up.
The Ramones, definitely. Also check out The Buzzcocks, X-Ray Specs, New York Dolls and one of my personal favorites, X. I had a friend in college who turned me on to their music. Also, did you know that the Go-Go's were originally a punk band?
There's a great documentary called "The Decline of Western Civilization" that I strongly suggest you see if you are interested in the 70s California punk scene. For the New York scene, check out Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB.
Integrity, Ringworm - The Promise is classic. Pulling Teeth. Cursed. All good metallic hardcore if you're into that kind of stuff.
Powerviolence such as Infest, Crossed Out, Spazz, the genre creators Man is the Bastard.
And of course classic hardcore like Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, D.R.I one of my favorite hardcore bands, they played so fast for their time.
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