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oi! essential proto punk/punk albums...pt1

A Listmania! list by Syke
 
The Velvet Underground & Nico
1.  The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "classic, f*cking classic. roots of punk, grandfathers if you will. best track: er, well, the nico stuff is really growing on me, but i say 'heroin' is my favourite"
5.28   Used & New from: 0.37
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Kick Out The Jams
2.  Kick Out The Jams by MC5
The list author says:
  "this is a brilliant album,i wanna hear some revoulution out there! best track:'ramblin' rose' a testimonial"
4.99   Used & New from: 1.96
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Stooges
3.  The Stooges by Iggy & The Stooges
The list author says:
  "well, what can you say, its the stooges, they are brilliant, amazing debut album. best track: 'i wanna be your dog' theme song to a generation"
5.30   Used & New from: 2.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

New York Dolls
4.  New York Dolls by New York Dolls
The list author says:
  "ahh the slease of the new york dolls, just incredible. best track: well, before i got the album i already loved the track 'personality crisis' but i just love the opening to 'looking for a kiss'"
5.29   Used & New from: 1.71
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Funhouse
5.  Funhouse by Iggy & The Stooges
The list author says:
  "ok, stooges again, i'll try not to put more than 1 album by each artist, but c'mon, its the bloody stooges! best track: 'down on the street' great opener"
4.94   Used & New from: 2.46
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Ramones
6.  Ramones by Ramones
The list author says:
  "ok, first ever real punk album, by the gods that are the ramones,buy buy buy. best track: er, toss up between 'blitzkrieg bop' (hey ho, lets go! genius) and 'i don't wanna go down to the basement'"
4.99   Used & New from: 2.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Damned Damned Damned
7.  Damned Damned Damned by Damned
The list author says:
  "yay, i love the damned, they're just so funny, they pissed of the sex pistols by releasing the first punk single 'new rose', with its belt-it-out mentality it makes for very pleasurable listening"
Used & New from: 17.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Never Mind the Bollocks
8.  Never Mind the Bollocks by Sex Pistols
The list author says:
  "ok, sex pistols, you can't really miss them can you, i love these guys, and the passion and anger in this record is incredible. best track: well, 'god save the queen' is incredible, but any of them.."
5.86   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

999/Separates
9.  999/Separates by 999
The list author says:
  "cracking album from a some what underrated band. best track: i say 'me and my desire' is my favourite, but it's a tough decision"
7.99   Used & New from: 5.17
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Only Ones
10.  The Only Ones by Only Ones
The list author says:
  "ok, the only ones, great band, great album. best track: 'another girl, another planet' really amazing track, with the ultimate self-destructive begining"
2.64   Used & New from: 1.57
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Another Music in a Different Kitchen
11.  Another Music in a Different Kitchen by Buzzcocks
The list author says:
  "brilliant buzzcocks album, probably their best, bit of a rougher sound. best track: 'moving away from the pulsebeat' great drum beat"
11.95   Used & New from: 3.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Clash [UK Version]
12.  The Clash [UK Version] by The Clash
The list author says:
  "outstanding debut album from the clash, one of the most experimental punk bands. best track: i'd have to say my favourite is 'janie jones'"
4.99   Used & New from: 1.96
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Teenage Depression
13.  Teenage Depression by Eddie & The Hot Rods
The list author says:
  "ok, so they weren't a punk band to begin with, but this abums just great raunchy punk. best track: 'teenage depression'"
17.85   Used & New from: 9.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

London Calling
14.  London Calling by The Clash
The list author says:
  "second clash album on the list, fantastic. best track: well, everyone knows 'london calling' but i do love 'lost in the supermarket' bloody consumerism."
4.99   Used & New from: 1.26
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
15.  Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
The list author says:
  "brilliant, the dead kennedys are wonderful, make me laugh to, i have a strange sense of humour. best track: 'holiday in cambodia' first dead kennedys track i heard and still my favourite"
8.82   Used & New from: 6.97
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Fulham Fallout
16.  Fulham Fallout by Lurkers
The list author says:
  "i  love the lurkers, very un-manufactured, great album. best track: 'i don't need to tell her'"
10.92   Used & New from: 6.91
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Off The Bone
17.  Off The Bone by Cramps
The list author says:
  "ah the cramps, crazy psychos, strangely great music, sure, it all got a bit crap later though. best track: 'human fly'"
5.99   Used & New from: 3.02
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Generation X
18.  Generation X by Generation X
The list author says:
  "billy idoil!!! heh, this album shows some of generation x's best work.  best track: 'ready steady go'"
8.99   Used & New from: 5.22
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Real Life
19.  Real Life by Magazine
The list author says:
  "magazine are brilliant, this is probably their best album. best track: 'shot by both sides' nice angry vocals"
18.21   Used & New from: 2.91
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Young Loud And Snotty
20.  Young Loud And Snotty by Dead Boys
The list author says:
  "the dead boys need more recognition! they are one of the best punk bands! of course they are most famous for getting head on stage..."
4.99   Used & New from: 4.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Marquee Moon
21.  Marquee Moon by Television
The list author says:
  "television rocked, out loud. sorry, been dying to say that. this album is brilliant.. best track: its tough.. maybe 'see no evil'"
5.50   Used & New from: 2.07
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Blank Generation
22.  Blank Generation by Richard Hell
The list author says:
  "blank generation is just one of those songs that came very close to perfect, love comes in spurts is a fantastic track too, extraordinary"
4.99   Used & New from: 4.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

My Aim Is True
23.  My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
The list author says:
  "sheer brilliance, love elvis costello. best track: 'watching the detectives'"
12.99   Used & New from: 4.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Inflammable Material
24.  Inflammable Material by Stiff Little Fingers
The list author says:
  "raw anger, turn it up... very loud. best track: 'suspect device'"
6.43   Used & New from: 2.20
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Another Kind of Blues
25.  Another Kind of Blues by U.K. Subs
The list author says:
  "ah uk subs, this album makes a statement, all good."
14.00   Used & New from: 5.73
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 22/03/2005
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