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My Punk Roots : What I was listening to pre-punk 1976.

Amazon Customer "punk1976"
 
Schoolboys in Disgrace
Schoolboys in Disgrace
"I couldn't wait to get away from school in 1976 and they couldn't wait to get rid of me too! Today, this LP takes on a whole new meaning."
Electric Warrior [30th Anniversary Special Edition]
Electric Warrior [30th Anniversary Special Edition]
"A rite of passage into the world of glam. We all argued who was best...... Bowie?....... Bolan?.........Alice Cooper?........ Roxy?....... well they were all exciting."
Stupidity
Stupidity
"The guitar never sounded so dangerous. An inspiration to pick up a guitar, cheap amp and a Bert Weedon chord book."
Quadrophenia
Quadrophenia
"At last! A chance to identify with a teenage charactor you could relate to."
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
"The only Small Faces LP I could find in the record racks in early 1976."
Least We Can Do
Least We Can Do
"I got into VDGG after hearing a track of theirs from a cheap Charisma sampler LP. I found their lyrics a million miles away from the dross of the top 20."
Billion Dollar Babies (Deluxe Reissue)
Billion Dollar Babies (Deluxe Reissue)
"For me, Alice Cooper had the edge and I'm talking 'Alice Cooper' the band. They were never this good again and you just knew the whole thing would fall apart when the egos took over, just like life."
The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico
"I picked up a cheap VU compilation on MGM but Amazon don't list it as current so I've picked probably their best LP although to be honest all the Reed/Cale stuff is essential."
Viva! Roxy Music
Viva! Roxy Music
"'In every dream home a heartache........' A live LP that was panned at the time by the critics (as if we cared..). Roxy sound nervy and edgy and distinctly out of step with the time."
Roger The Engineer
Roger The Engineer
"Again, not the LP I had at the time (that was a bootleg copy of the Anderson Theatre gig that ultimately some hippy b*stard sat on) but this CD is probably their best unless you want all their hits."
The Slider: Remastered
The Slider: Remastered
"This is the one that won us all over. Never had 'cork-screw hair' been sooo cool, it was enough to own this for the cover alone, or so I was told. Personally, I prefered the music."
Killer
Killer
"I first heard this in my local hippy squat....my god, it was disgusting (the squat, not the LP).... I can still smell the place when I here the opening bars of 'Halo Of Flies'."
Aladdin Sane: Remastered
Aladdin Sane: Remastered
"I couldn't understand Bowie; The image was contra to the type of fans he attracted. I mean, all the school 'hards' (as they liked to be known,lol) loved Bowie but battered anyone who copied him...."
Alive
Alive
"aaarrghhhh....... ok, ok......I admit it, I was bored and in a moment of uninspired madness I bought this because it was a budget release and Kiss were being hyped beyond belief. Black Diamond is OK."
Rush - All The World's A Stage
Rush - All The World's A Stage
"aaarrghhhh part two. Actually, this was nowhere as bad as the kiss LP. I quite liked the sci-fi stuff although the vocals got on my wick after a while. They really loved those live LP's in the 70's."
Something Else
Something Else
"I got this LP as a swap for a pair of speakers. Definately the Kinks' greatest LP by far and I was the only punk who had ever heard the original David Watts."
Born to Be Burned
Born to Be Burned
"Amazon strike again. Not the Lp I was listening to in 1976 (that was the Live At The Matrix one) but this is the studio version. With Grace Slick on vocals and a stunning garage/psyche sound."
Runaways
Runaways
"The cover features the lovely Cherie Currie but you can't see that because Amazon don't have it on their file. But you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover (or indeed, a LP). Teen grrrls with guitars."
School's Out
School's Out
"The Alice Cooper LP that everyone owned. Not their best but better than the opposition. The CD re-release won't fold out into a mock desk and didn't come with the paper panties either."
Metallic K.O.
Metallic K.O.
"My introduction and induction into the world of The Stooges. My original Skydog Lp was claustrophobic and chaotic, this 2CD release enhances those feelings. Utterly vital... you must own this cd."
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
"To quote Bowie from the Pin-Ups LP, this is 'Syds Pink Floyd' and therefore the only Floyd LP you'll ever need to listen to. No singles, but you can get those on a 6track EP to complete the set."
Pin Ups
Pin Ups
"Speaking of which......On paper, the concept looked a disaster but Bowie switches us onto the glorious sounds of the 60's, well thats what the Lp did for me."
Earthbound
Earthbound
"21st Century Schizoid Man...... looks flat in writing doesn't it?... but check out the raw sound on this cheapo release from a band who never sounded the same two nights in a row. Raw and spiteful."
Space Ritual Alive In London
Space Ritual Alive In London
"No home should be without a Hawkwind. This is good, but in 1976 I thought Warrior On The Edge Of Time better, but good ol' Amazon haven't got that one, so make do with this."
All the Young Dudes
All the Young Dudes
"Ian Hunter was the nearest we had at the time to a true 'working class hero'. He seemed totally unaffected by fame and made you feel that anyone could do what he was doing. Very 'punk' that......"