Punk +, my top 25

A Listmania! list by Chris bct "music everyday" (San Diego, CA USA)
 
Bad Brains
1.  Bad Brains by Bad Brains
The list author says:
  "Perfect blend of fast HC and not-sleepy reggae.  Saw 'em in L.A. 1981.  They did this then tape only release song for song.  Whew!"
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Band That Would Be King
2.  Band That Would Be King by Half Japanese
The list author says:
  "Cacophony, driven, unpredictable.  Sax! Yes!  Nobody sounds like them.  Not HC, maybe not punk?  Amatur and very musical."
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Complete Discography
3.  Complete Discography by Minor Threat
The list author says:
  "Puttin' D.C. on the punk map.  One of the definitive punk scenes in the U.S. then.  Every song is perfection."
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First Four Years / Singles
4.  First Four Years / Singles by Black Flag
The list author says:
  "7s, 12 inch, comp trax.  Thank you SST.  Everything Went Black belongs here too.  Who could ask for more than early BLACK FLAG?"
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Group Sex
5.  Group Sex by Circle Jerks
The list author says:
  "Deny Everything and World Up My Ass are as profoundly emotionally intense as they were then.  When I get the punk bug I just blast this album."
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Post Mersh 1
6.  Post Mersh 1 by Minutemen
The list author says:
  "Really all their first records are like more funk/punk/1 minute wonders. Two of their best albums.  Saw 'em live 4 times."
17.67   Used & New from: 6.64

Greatest Hits Vol. 1...Plus
7.  Greatest Hits Vol. 1...Plus by Cockney Rejects
The list author says:
  "Only import lps I bought, this and vol II.  I may be listening to this more this last year than any other punk album."
12.13   Used & New from: 6.48
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Complete Mau Maus Punk Singles Collection
8.  Complete Mau Maus Punk Singles Collection by Mau Maus
The list author says:
  "First 3 7s are still as satisfying as ever.  The 1985 and later stuff is yuk.  Wish the 3 7s & live album was on cd."
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Condition Red
9.  Condition Red by Red Rockers
The list author says:
  "One of the finest U.S. punk records ever.  Every song is perfect.  Little known.  Not like their commercial hit after this album."
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Negative Capability [Us Import]
10.  Negative Capability [Us Import] by Urinals
The list author says:
  "'Ack, Ack, Ack, Ack' is the best punk song ever.  Probably.  Minimalist sorta intellectual punk.  Seen 'em live maybe 15 x in 24 years, get tighter as they age."
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The Undertones
11.  The Undertones by Undertones
The list author says:
  "Has all those fun bonus trax too.  Best power pop ever.  Guitars strong, songwriting wonderful.  Teen angst.  A masterpiece."
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Colossal Youth
12.  Colossal Youth by Young Marble Giants
The list author says:
  "Proof this ain't a HC list.  But every punk I knew back in the day who knew this album dug it.  Sorta haunting.  Perfect sound."
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Teenage Jesus And The Jerks - Everything
13.  Teenage Jesus And The Jerks - Everything by Lydia Lunch
The list author says:
  "Holy smokes! Classic grating guitar.  Lydia Lunch's finest musical venture ever.  NY No Wave."
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Burning the Factory
14.  Burning the Factory by Raw Power
The list author says:
  "Finest Italian early 80's HC, half live, half studio, all amazing.  As great as Screams is, this is better.  w/ original screaming vocalist on 'R.P./F.A.'."
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This Is Boston Not L.a.
15.  This Is Boston Not L.a. by Va-This Is Boston Not L.a
The list author says:
  "Comps rule in punk.  This could be the best.  Like 5 or so strong 7"s.  U.S. had distinct scenes.  Boston one produced these musical gems that still rip."
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Never Mind the Bollocks: Here's the Sex Pistols
16.  Never Mind the Bollocks: Here's the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
The list author says:
  "A classic, obviously.  No matter what else swirls/ed around them, before or since, this album is definitive.  Heard the STEPMOTHERS?  Jones' So Cal excellent early 80's band."
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Music to Strip By
17.  Music to Strip By by Half Japanese
The list author says:
  "Best 1 of 3 definitive albums & this has bonus trax.  Driving music not always on the same page.  Stories, love songs, odd singing voice.  A masterpiece."
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Double Nickels On The Dime
18.  Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
The list author says:
  "What if d. boon had lived?  15 more MINUTEMEN albums? One of the strongest records ever made.  The boys in full confidence.  Welcome to San Pedro, CA."
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Live for the Record
19.  Live for the Record by Fear
The list author says:
  "Live on FM radio.  Their studio albums are curiously, sadly a bit flat.  Live they rule.  This is the one FEAR album to own (ok, also Portland 1986 live)."
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In The City
20.  In The City by The Jam
The list author says:
  "Stands the test of time perfectly.  No bad songs.  If only all the JAM was like the first 2 albums."
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The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
21.  The Incredible Shrinking Dickies by The Dickies
The list author says:
  "w/ bonus trax.  LP was yellow.  Funny guys.  Masters of covering rock songs, speedin' 'em up.  'Gigantor' is breathtaking."
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Pure Mania
22.  Pure Mania by Vibrators
The list author says:
  "Virtually the perfect album.  I still love listening to this thing.  Reunion live in '03? was wretched.  This album rules."
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Pussy Whipped
23.  Pussy Whipped by Bikini Kill
The list author says:
  "Only 90's record on this list.  Definitive Riot grrl.  Heard 12 other rg bands.  Not even close.  A masterpiece."
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The Story Of The Clash Volume 1
24.  The Story Of The Clash Volume 1 by The Clash
The list author says:
  "Brings together their best songs.  I appreciate 'em even more today than back then.  Even read some books about 'em.  Thanks guys."
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Sh*T Street
25.  Sh*T Street by Pagans
The list author says:
  "Can't be last.  Comp of their 7s.  Finest and earliest modern U.S. punk.  Total singles band.  What's This S. Called Love? is unbelievable.  + 8 more ultra punk classics.  Rest real good."
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Qualifications: Punkin' for 28 years.  I'm old
Last updated: 23/01/2006
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