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Who Is the Greatest Punk Band of All-Time?

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Which punk band is the absolute greatest ever? Lots of choices, but it's hard to pick a number one!

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  • Chris D 2012/07/23 20:39:42 (edited)
    Sex Pistols
    Chris D
    +8
    All great bands but the pistols defined punk - the other bands are amazing in their own respective rights sex pistols

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  • RLUX 2012/08/27 16:53:43
    Dead Kennedys
    RLUX
    ALL THESE BANDS ARE GREAT IT WAS HARD TO CHOOSE ..LOL .ALSO SUM 41 FAT LIP
  • emily_knockout 2012/08/15 21:09:20
    Ramones
    emily_knockout
    At heart i am a big fan of the Ramones, and it was one of my first favorite bands :)
  • Isha Dwesar 2012/08/06 20:02:57
    Ramones
    Isha Dwesar
    i never really liked any of the others...
  • Asa Core 2012/08/05 12:50:57
    Sex Pistols
    Asa Core
    I really dig their musik !!!
  • Route66West 2012/07/30 13:12:49
    Sex Pistols
    Route66West
    I thought that the Ramones said that they weren't a punk band.
  • fluffy Route66... 2013/02/25 03:02:27
    fluffy
    They said pop punk but they gave birth to punk in a large way
  • Barbie ♥ 2012/07/30 05:57:03
    Sex Pistols
    Barbie ♥
    There is no other like them!! They are amazing! :D
  • KB 2012/07/30 05:41:03
    Dead Kennedys
    KB
    No one with the exception of the band I voted for, are good and I don't listen to DK at all. Here's some better bands:




  • Merna 2012/07/29 23:13:23
    Dead Kennedys
    Merna
    +1
    I haven't heard any sex pistols, but I love the other three!
  • NeutronBomb 2012/07/29 20:38:44
    Dead Kennedys
    NeutronBomb
    +1
    DK are my favourite but I was a huge Clash fan too, Its a shame the court cases between the former DK member seem to have tainted their legacy. Tough choice though, they were all so influential in different ways.
  • dave b 2012/07/29 15:50:07 (edited)
    Ramones
    dave b
    +2
    While I do love the Sex Pistols, I think the Ramones get the top given the choices.
  • abubincrazy 2012/07/29 00:09:02
    Ramones
    abubincrazy
    +2
    The Ramones were the inspiration for all the Brit punk bands.
    I Wanna Be Sedated, Rock and Roll High School,Rockaway Beach, Blitzkrieg Bop etcetc
    I can't think of any tune by the Pistols other than God Save the Queen.
  • BigKwell 2012/07/28 19:12:55
    The Clash
    BigKwell
    +3
    Long live Joe Strummer!
  • Robert Paulson 2012/07/28 18:42:07 (edited)
    Dead Kennedys
    Robert Paulson
    +1
    I would have actually chose Bad Religion.
  • The Eli... Robert ... 2012/07/29 23:29:37
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    Me too.
  • armageddon95 2012/07/28 15:29:16
    Sex Pistols
    armageddon95
    +2
    The Sex Pistols made punk happen.
  • Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan... 2012/07/28 15:24:11
    Dead Kennedys
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    +1
    One of the greatest ever.
  • Zamboni... Zamboni... 2012/07/28 16:20:55
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    +1
    I would add Rise Against.
  • ticker 2012/07/28 09:03:05
    Sex Pistols
    ticker
    +2
    The Vandals would've been my pick but they're not listed
  • dave b ticker 2012/07/29 15:49:07
    dave b
    +1
    Lady Killer Bar......LOL!
  • angel face 2012/07/28 08:16:15
    Sex Pistols
    angel face
    +1
    I honestly dont listen to any of these but I have heard of The Sex Pistols and Ramones
  • Luxxie 2012/07/28 06:05:52
    Sex Pistols
    Luxxie
    +1
    hands down, the best punk band in my opinion. legendary songs and those guys really were punks ! R.I.P Sid vicious.
  • Jen 2012/07/28 02:35:11 (edited)
    The Clash
    Jen
    +1
    The Dead Milkmen dead milkmen
  • The Eli... Jen 2012/07/29 23:31:20
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    Seriously, How did they not make the list?
  • stl.sha... The Eli... 2012/07/31 04:30:40
    stl.shamrock
    +1
    I know, right?



    Or maybe these guys...



    I agree that the Sex Pistols were at the forefront of the punk movement though... So, I'd have to give them my vote.
  • The Eli... stl.sha... 2012/07/31 19:11:38
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    Everyone thinks punk died after the seventies. I call Bullocks, It just went back underground. Then Greenday and The Offspring unearthed it. And Bands like Blink 182 and Good Charlotte tried to kill it again.
  • stl.sha... The Eli... 2012/08/01 01:27:57
    stl.shamrock
    +1
    I was wondering who was going to bring up Blink 182 and Good Charlotte first. I guess I now know. I used to groan (aka: complain loudly) when the youngin's would tout the "genius" of those two bands. When I'd point them back to the mid-80's -- early 90's, they'd roll their eyes and act like I had google-eye glasses on or something. I would then proceed to consider the death of modern music.
  • The Eli... stl.sha... 2012/08/01 23:21:46
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    Anyone who touts those bands, have no clue what the original punk movement was about. Blink 182, Sum 41, Good Charolette and every emo band that pretends to be punk is the sold out version. There's a reason why the word "pop" shows up before punk when ever it's registered in Itunes. I remember when The Descendants were the only Pop Punk band that existed.
  • stl.sha... The Eli... 2012/08/11 13:37:54
    stl.shamrock
    +1
    Any time a clothing style ("punk" etc.) starts being sold at places like Hot Topic, it's officially time to start educating youngsters.
  • The Eli... stl.sha... 2012/08/12 22:01:52
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    Yeah I knew Goth would soon be a footnote when the apparel began selling at Hot Topic. Modern Day Gothers Believe Twilight was made for the Goth crowd. On that Day Robert Smith actually contemplated suicide.
  • stl.sha... The Eli... 2012/08/12 22:39:11
    stl.shamrock
    +1
    Even back in the 80's, I thought Robert Smith was one weird cat. I've never been one for the "tortured artist" type of anything, but he really went for it and it worked for him.

    I had a friend of mine that paid about $80 for a pair of Tripp pants (Google these abominations if you've never heard of them) at Hot Topic. When I asked her why she bought them, she sighed and rolled her eyes. I suddenly knew how my mom felt the first time I came home wearing a leather jacket and an earring.
  • The Eli... stl.sha... 2012/08/12 22:55:30
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    I actually had to go to google images to find out what you were talking about. Funny thing is I've seen them. They're like the Dirt bag equivalent to Bell Bottoms.
    I've got to count my blessings my Daughter isn't into any of that crap. I couldn't imagine Laundry day thinking everyday of this kids life is Halloween. I'm sure my mom hated that I had Long hair when I was a teenager, but with 8 kids she probably saw my lack of hair cuts as a way to save money.
  • junna 2012/07/28 00:38:49
    Dead Kennedys
    junna
    Really i dont listen to them much...and are not greatest punk band ever and i thunk LP are the best rock band ever in thiz universe!!! and their are much greatest punk band other than this..
  • Rude&Reckless 2012/07/28 00:06:47
    The Clash
    Rude&Reckless
    What a piss poor selection you gave us! Out of these four, the Clash is definitely my choice. I dig the Ramones, too. The Sex Pistols was a fashionable shock rock group that didn't believe in what they sang about, and I never got into the Dead Kennedys because Biafra's voice bugged me.

    Best punk band of all-time, though? That honor will always go to Minor Threat, in my book.

    minor threat
  • Neutron... Rude&Re... 2012/07/29 20:40:19
    NeutronBomb
    +1
    Black Flag should have been up there too.
  • Rude&Re... Neutron... 2012/08/02 14:44:59
    Rude&Reckless
    Agreed.
  • Altering_Minds. 2012/07/27 23:54:58
    Ramones
    Altering_Minds.
    Don't know any of these bands never heard of them..never heard their music...
    Um...I like rock music...
  • Gabriel Cabral 2012/07/27 22:34:25
    Dead Kennedys
    Gabriel Cabral
    Between this 4 options Dead Kennedys would be the best in my opinion but my favorite is Bad Religion
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/07/27 21:08:18
    Dead Kennedys
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +2


    Bad Religion Kicks ass too.
  • lazy panda :D 2012/07/27 19:34:35
    Dead Kennedys
    lazy panda :D
    You suck for making me choose, but I love the dead kennedys! dead kennedys

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