Recently, I’ve started listening to a lot of punk music. I had previously almost entirely skipped over the whole punk genre when compiling my collection of CDs, mostly just because I wasn’t really familiar with it. I’ve decided it’s time to rectify this situation.
Obviously, any collection of punk music worth anything needs some of the classics, things like the Clash and the Ramones. Probably the Sex Pistols, though I’ve never really cared for them. Some Talking Heads, I’d imagine. And I’m still trying to find whichever Boomtown Rats album has “I Don’t Like Mondays” on it, but I think I’m the only fan they have.
Of course there’s the stuff that’s popular now, as well. Not Grreen Day and Blink-182, though they aren’t bad. Stuff that gets more respect from punk fans, like NOFX and Rancid. Or even more obscure local bands like the Dropkick Murphys.
But in between that, there’s a good twenty years of stuff that I could use some filling in on. I’m sure we’ve got a few experienced punks here who know what they’re talking about. As a matter of fact, I’m sure of it, as I recall a similar thread not too long ago, but I think it got lost in the void between Dec. 7th and Feb. 11th.
(thread title edited to correct spelling and save my good buddy waterj2 any possible embarrassment. – Uke)