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Monday, October 17, 2005

50 Greatest US Punk Tracks

The November Mojo lists the 50 greatest U.S. punk tracks in celebtration of 50 years of "filth and fury from the home of the brave, from papa-oom-mow-mow to hey-ho-let's-go and beyond." 50 years? How do they figure there has been 50 years of punk? Why, by including "prehistoric punks" in on the fun! Hey, any excuse for a list, right?

1955-1967 - Prehistoric Punks:

The Phantom - Love Me
Gene Maltais - The Raging Sea
Link Wray - Jack the Ripper
The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
MP3:Hasil Adkins - She Said (from Chicken Walk)
The Sonics - Psycho
Randy Alvey and the Green Fuz - Freen Fez
The Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
MP3:The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me (from The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators)
Love - 7 and 7 Is
The Velvet Underground - Sister Ray

Further Listening:

Outcasts - 1523 Blair
Swamp Rats - Louie Louie
? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
The Music Machine - Talk Talk
Sons of Adam - Baby Show the World
The Standells - Dirty Water
Nobody's Children - Good Times
Zakary Thaks - Bad Girl
The Other Half - Mr. Pharmacist
Rocky & Riddlers - Flash & Crash
Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law
The Monks - I Hate You
The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard

1968-1978 - Down on the Street

The Stooges - 1969
MP3:MC5 - Kick Out the Jams (from Kick Out the Jams)
New York Dolls - Personality Crisis
The Dictators - The Next Big Thing
Television - Little Johnny Jewel
The Electric Eels - Agitated
MP3:Patti Smith - Gloria (from Horses)
MP3:The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop (from Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits, etc.)
Germs - Forming
MP3:The Misfits - Attitude (from Collection 2)
Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
The Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer

Further Listening:

Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Head
Jonathan Richman - Road Runner
Rocket From the Tombs - Ain't It Fun
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers - Chinese Rocks
X - We're Desperate
The Eyes - Don't Talk to Me
The Weirdos - Destroy All Music
Pere Ubo - 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
Jayne Country - If You Don't Want to Fuck Me Fuck Off
The Zeros - Wild Weekend
Dils - I Hate the Rich
Suicide - Ghost Rider
Crime - Hot Wire My Heart

1978-1983 - Going Underground

Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown
Dead Kennedys - California Uber Allies
The Dickies - Banana Splits (Tra La La) (Argh, the Dickies are cool. I've seen them in concert. I have this somewhere, but where?)
Bad Brains - Pay to Cum
MP3:Adolescents - Amoeba (from Adolescents)
The Cramps - Garbage Man
The Gun Club - She's Like Heroin to Me
Flipper - Sex Bomb
Descendents - I'm Not a Loser
Fear - Let's Have a War
Husker Du - Everything Falls Apart
MP3:Minor Threat - I Don't Wanna Hear It (from Complete Discography)

Further Listening:

The Plugz - La Bamba
Skulls Building Models
Dicks - Hate the Police
Geza X - Mean Mr. Mommy Man
Rik L Rick with Negative Trend - Mercenaries
TSOL - Abolish Government
Black Randy & the Metro Squad - I Slept in an Arcade
Circle Jerks - Group Sex
Big Boys - TV
Social Distortion - Another State of Mind
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized

1984-2005 - Every Loser Wins

Agnostic Front - Your Mistake
Minutemen - Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
Sonic Youth - Death Valley - '69
Lemonheads - Second Chance
Bad Religion - You Are (the Government)
Nirvana - Sliver
NOFX - Don't Call Me White
Green Day - Basket Case
MP3:The Offspring - Come Out and Play (from Smash and Greatest Hits)
MP3:At the Drive-In - One-Armed Scissor (from Relationship of Command)
The White Stripes - Fell in Love With a Girl
The Blood Brothers - Cecilia & the Silhouette Saloon
Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick

Further Listening:

Big Black - Kerosene
Butthole Surfers - Lady Sniff
Pussy Galore - Pretty Fuck Look
Scratch Acid - Mary Had a Little Drug Problem
Youth of Today - No More
Fugazi - Margin Walker
The Jesus Lizard - Gladiator
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Rancid - Timebomb
The Bronx - White Tar
Hot Snakes - Brain Trust
Sleater-Kinney - Entertain


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