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The Best '70s/'80s Punk Bands (no particular order)

Matt Ehrhorn "human being"
The list author says: "I'm sick of seeing all the punk lists on here that start off okay, but then include phony garbage like Offspring and Less Than Jake. So I felt it my civic duty to make my own."
The Clash (U.K. Version)
The Clash (U.K. Version)
"The Clash charged outta the gates with all cylinders firing.  Probably still my favorite punk record of all time."
Ramones
Ramones
"Same as above.  Another excellent debut punk record.  Short, fast and punchy."
Inflammable Material
Inflammable Material
"Their first two albums could easily be mentioned in the same breath as the Clash & Ramones."
(GI) [Vinyl]
(GI) [Vinyl]
"Blistering and raw.  Darby Crash's ragged vocals sound like he's screaming through a mouthful of broken glass."
Static Age
Static Age
"Great punk album.  Danzig's bellowing vocals add greatly, they weren't the same without him."
Bad Brains
Bad Brains
"Essential hardcore.  One of the best."
Adolescents / Welcome To Reality
Adolescents / Welcome To Reality
"More essential early '80s hardcore punk."
Punk Singles 1981-84
Punk Singles 1981-84
"These guys are good!  Real raw, bristling punk rock--almost like a punk/metal hybrid (even sound a little like Motorhead.)"
Dance With Me [Explicit]
Dance With Me [Explicit]
"Good stuff--also look for weathered statues."
Crossing the Red Sea (Ultimate Edition)
Crossing the Red Sea (Ultimate Edition)
"Just get it."
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
"Yikes, almost forgot about this one.  Essential."
Young Loud and Snotty
Young Loud and Snotty
"Awesome, rough, blue-collar NYC punk."
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (CD + New DVD Documentary)
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (CD + New DVD Documentary)
"This one goes without saying--another great punk band with the perfect vocals of Jello Biafra."
Sound of Music
Sound of Music
"Theatricality notwithstanding, they are no less hard core.  Look for this."
Living in Darkness
Living in Darkness
"Good, good stuff.  And punk wannabes Offspring DID rip off their guitar lick from "bloodstains.""
Sink With Kalifornija
Sink With Kalifornija
"I like this.  I like it a lot.  Buy it."
Rum Sodomy & The Lash
Rum Sodomy & The Lash
"Excellent Irish/Celt Punk.  None better (though Dropkick Murphys' "Do or Die" is good too.)"
L.A.M.F.: The Lost '77 Mixes
L.A.M.F.: The Lost '77 Mixes
"Another classic, easily up there with the first Clash and Ramones records."
Pink Flag
Pink Flag
"One of the best punk albums.  Of.  All.  Time.  I like it as much as the Clash's debut.  (Did i mention this list is in no particular order of preference?)"
Damned Damned Damned
Damned Damned Damned
"Again, essential.  Wish they'd reissue it."
Singles Going Steady
Singles Going Steady
"Great, often overlooked alongside '70s contemporaries The Clash."
In The City
In The City
"Great band, they bridge the gap between '60s mod rockers The Who and Kinks and modern punk through the '80s."
Raw Power
Raw Power
"Right on.  From Detroit!"
Mommy's Little Monster
Mommy's Little Monster
"Social D never rocked harder than on this first album."
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
"Duh."