favorite english punk rock band?!

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sex pistols for me otherwise i only know about the clash which i do not like so am i missing any other good english punk rock groups?!

xzanfar, Thursday, 7 April 2022 18:51 (one month ago) link


a (waterface), Thursday, 7 April 2022 18:53 (one month ago) link


Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 7 April 2022 18:56 (one month ago) link


but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 April 2022 19:04 (one month ago) link

: a forest tale

imago, Thursday, 7 April 2022 19:08 (one month ago) link

The Snivelling Shits

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 7 April 2022 19:10 (one month ago) link

you know what when all is said and done it might be the freakin Damned... they are just too cool

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 7 April 2022 19:14 (one month ago) link

King Crimson

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Thursday, 7 April 2022 19:54 (one month ago) link

UK Subs

chr1sb3singer, Thursday, 7 April 2022 19:56 (one month ago) link


peace, man, Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:06 (one month ago) link

The Wurzels

a spectre is haunting your mom (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:12 (one month ago) link

Rudimentary Peni (Antisect close runner-up just for the first album, later stuff is crap though)

atonar, Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:35 (one month ago) link

Joy Division

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:40 (one month ago) link

do wire count?if not slits

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:48 (one month ago) link


Phil McCracken (Tom D.), Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:48 (one month ago) link

I'll do four:
The Clash, Sex Pistols, X-Ray Spex, Buzzcocks

(and for "early" post-punk, Joy Division, Gang of Four and Wire)

birdistheword, Thursday, 7 April 2022 20:52 (one month ago) link

Another vote for Discharge

brimstead, Thursday, 7 April 2022 21:09 (one month ago) link

I don't know why people don't think Wire was a punk band.

Phil McCracken (Tom D.), Thursday, 7 April 2022 21:15 (one month ago) link

Pink Flag is definitely punk, but having heard megafan Jim DeRogatis argue endlessly for many years that Wire was actually the first post-punk band (beginning with Pink Flag, not after) I figured he’s explored the idea much more thoroughly than I ever will.

birdistheword, Thursday, 7 April 2022 21:27 (one month ago) link

Terry and the Idiots

visiting, Thursday, 7 April 2022 22:48 (one month ago) link

Wire was actually the first post-punk band

There was an article written a few years ago by Colin Newman that I can't locate now, starting something like: "I still remember the day I invented post-punk, I'd just written a song called 'Practice Makes Perfect'..."

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 8 April 2022 02:13 (one month ago) link


And liberty she pirouette (Sund4r), Friday, 8 April 2022 02:49 (one month ago) link

The 4-Skins
4ft Fingers
999 (band)
Abrasive Wheels
!Action Pact!
Adam and the Ants
The Adicts
The Adverts
Alternative TV
Angelic Upstarts
Angelica (band)
Anthrax (British band)
Anti-Establishment (band)
Anti-Nowhere League
Anti-Social (band)
Apologies, I Have None
The Apostles (band)
The Art Attacks
Back to the Planet
The Banned
Barse (band)
Basement (band)
Bears in Trees
Big in Japan (band)
The Bleach Boys
Blitz (British band)
Blitzkrieg (punk band)
Blitzkrieg Bop (band)
The Blockheads
The Blood
Blyth Power
Bollock Brothers
Boston Manor (band)
The Boys (English band)
Bubblegum Screw
The Burial
Bus Station Loonies
The Business (band)
The Cannibals (band)
Caretaker (band)
The Carpettes
Caves (band)
Chaos UK
Chaotic Dischord
The Chefs
Chelsea (band)
China Drum
Chron Gen
Chubby and the Gang
Citizen Fish
The Clash
Cock Sparrer
Cockney Rejects
Combat 84
Condemned 84
Conflict (band)
Consumed (band)
The Cortinas (punk band)
Counterfeit (band)
The Cravats
Creaming Jesus
Creeper (band)
Crisis (band)
Crucial Three
Cult Maniax
Culture Shock (band)
The Damned (band)
Day 21
Demob (band)
The Desperate Bicycles
The Destructors (band)
Devilish Presley
DIRT (band)
Disco Zombies
Disorder (band)
The Distractions
The Doll (band)
Dream Nails
The Drones (English band)
Eater (band)
Eddie and the Hot Rods
Eight Rounds Rapid
The Ejected
Elti Fits
The Enemy (English punk band)
English Dogs
The Ethical Debating Society
Ex Pistols
The Expelled
The Fades
Fall of Efrafa
The Fall (band)
False Heads
Fatal Microbes
The Featherz
Ferocious Dog
Fighting Fiction
Fire Dept
The Fits
Flamingo 50
Flats (band)
Flint (band)
The Flowers of Romance (British band)
Fluffy (band)
Flux of Pink Indians
The Flys (British band)
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes
Frantic Elevators
Fresh (band)
The Freshies
Gallows (band)
GBH (band)
Generation X (band)
The Ghost of a Thousand
The Godfathers
Good Throb
Grade 2 (band)
Great Cynics
Grown at Home
Guns n' Wankers
The Gymslips
Hagar the Womb
The Hangmen (British band)
Hard Skin
Healthy Junkies
Heavy Load (punk band)
Heavy Lungs
The Higsons
Tom Hingley and the Lovers
The Homosexuals
Hooton 3 Car
The Hotlines
Howards Alias
Huggy Bear (band)
The Ignerents
Indecent Assault (band)
Infa Riot
Inner City Unit
The Innocents (UK band)
The Jam
Janus Stark (band)
The Jellys
Solemn Sun
Johnny Moped
Jools (band)
Kill Casino
The Killjoys (British band)
The King Blues
King Kurt
King Prawn (band)
Koopa (band)
Leatherface (band)
London (punk band)
London SS
The Lords of the New Church
Lost Cherrees
Lower Than Atlantis
The Lurkers
Macc Lads
Major Accident
Manufactured Romance
Masters of the Backside
Max Raptor
Mega City Four
The Members
The Membranes
Mere Dead Men
The Mescaleros
The Metros
Middle Finger Salute
Thee Mighty Caesars
Milky Wimpshake
Million Dead
Ming City Rockers
Misery Addict
Miss Black America (band)
Miss Vincent
Misspent Youth (band)
The Mob (British band)
The Models
The Moors Murderers
Elton Motello
Mr Zippy
Muncie Girls
The Mutants (UK band)
Neo (British band)
Neon Hearts N
The Newtown Neurotics
The Nips
The Nosebleeds
Nova Twins
The Now
'O' Level
Omega Tribe (British band)
On Trial UK
One Way System
The Only Ones
Our Time Down Here
The Outsiders (British band)
Pardon Us (band)
Pendleton (band)
Penetration (band)
Personal Best (band)
Peter and the Test Tube Babies
Petrol Girls
Phinius Gage
The Photons
The Pigs
The Plague (English band)
Pork Dukes
The Prefects
The Professionals (band)
Puncture (band)
Punishment of Luxury
Rabid (band)
Radio Blank
The Raincoats
Rancid Hell Spawn
The Rank Deluxe
Red Alert (band)
Red Flag 77
Red Letter Day (band)
Red London
The http://i.imgur.com/QbYzHTH.jpg
The Restarts
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man
Rich Kids
Rikki and the Last Days of Earth
Riot Squad (band)
The Ripps
Riskee and the Ridicule
The Rivals (band)
Rolo Tomassi
Rubella Ballet
Rudimentary Peni
The Ruts
Satan's Rats
Sauna Youth
Screaming Dead
Subway Sect
Senseless Things
Serious Drinking
Sex Pistols
Sham 69
Sham Pistols
The Shapes (British band)
Sharks (band formed 2007)
The Shrives
Sister George
Skintight Jaguars
The Skints
Slaughter & the Dogs
Slaves (English band)
The Slits
Smash (British band)
The Smirks
The Snivelling Shits
Snuff (band)
Soho Roses
Sonic Boom Six
Sore Throat (punk/new wave band)
Sounds of Swami
Special Duties
The Speedometors
The Spitfire Boys
The Stiffs (band)
The Stranglers
The Straps
Stratford Mercenaries
The Stupids (band)
Subhumans (British band)
Suburban Studs
The Surfin' Lungs
Swell Maps
TAT (band)
The Teardrops (UK band)
Thatcher on Acid
Thee Faction
Thee Headcoatees
Thee Headcoats
Throwing Up (band)
The Tights
Tom Robinson Band
Towers of London (band)
Toy Dolls
Tubeway Army
Tenpole Tudor
The Tuts
Twenty Flight Rockers
U.K. Subs
The Users (band)
UXB (band)
The Vandals (UK band)
Vant (band)
The Vibrators
Vice Squad
Vicious White Kids
Violent Delight
Virus (British band)
Voodoo Queens
The Wall (band)
The Wanderers (band)
Wargasm (band)
Wasted Youth (British band)
Wat Tyler (band)
Winnebago Deal
Wire (band)
The X-Certs
X-Ray Spex
Yes Sir Boss
Youth in Asia (band)
The Zeros (English band)
Zombina and the Skeletones

xzanfar, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:45 (one month ago) link

the http://i.imgur.com/QbYzHTH.jpg blocked by a pussy pic!

xzanfar, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:49 (one month ago) link

everytime i put in http://i.imgur.com/QbYzHTH.jpg together i get this pussy pic why?!

xzanfar, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:50 (one month ago) link

r e d s k i n s

xzanfar, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:51 (one month ago) link

I'm an ignorant American so I can't reliably distinguish English, Welsh, Scottish, etc punk bands. Sometimes I even mix up Australian and Irish punk bands too.

o. nate, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:58 (one month ago) link

But I like pretty much all the songs with funny accents on this comp:


o. nate, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:59 (one month ago) link


xzanfar, Friday, 8 April 2022 17:23 (one month ago) link

autoreplace for washington r******s
hatcat must live

visiting, Friday, 8 April 2022 18:52 (one month ago) link

I always forget that the Jam were punks at the start.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 8 April 2022 18:53 (one month ago) link

Mau Maus and Chron Gen to that list


best song by Flux Of Pink Indians

meisenfek, Friday, 8 April 2022 23:29 (one month ago) link

best song by Flux Of Pink Indians

this might actually be true

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:32 (one month ago) link

this week it's Zounds.

stirmonster, Friday, 8 April 2022 23:36 (one month ago) link

ha I just saw Steve Ignorant play Crass songs and Subvert by Zounds was played twice in between bands

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:37 (one month ago) link

my actual answer to this question might be the UK Subs tbh. seems wrong but I just did the sums and it checks out

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:41 (one month ago) link

Good Throb

ha never have I been happier to scroll through some copypasta list of bands. best UK punk band of the 2010s imo

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:48 (one month ago) link


thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:56 (one month ago) link

or maybe


thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:58 (one month ago) link

top banger - xp re the Slits although that is also true of that Crass song

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Saturday, 9 April 2022 00:01 (one month ago) link


thinkmanship (sleeve), Saturday, 9 April 2022 00:17 (one month ago) link

X-Ray Spex
Rudimentary Peni
Adam & the Ants
The Damned

some of the bands on this list made awesome music that wasn't really punk -- or rather, as a "punk band" they were not as good as the other bands I listed, but the non-punk music was equally awesome as the punk music of the other bands

The Clash
Toy Dolls

sarahell, Saturday, 9 April 2022 03:16 (one month ago) link

though actually ... I think of Adam & the Ants more like a pop band tbh ... the demos were way more punk than the "regular" albums they put out

sarahell, Saturday, 9 April 2022 03:18 (one month ago) link

clash, sex pistols, mekons

H in Addis, Saturday, 9 April 2022 07:59 (one month ago) link

Killing Joke is my favorite so far, surprised they weren't mentioned

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 9 April 2022 11:26 (one month ago) link

feel like there were whole threads in the deep past mocking alex in nyc for claiming killing joke were punk

mark s, Saturday, 9 April 2022 11:31 (one month ago) link

Not surprisingly.

Phil McCracken (Tom D.), Saturday, 9 April 2022 12:04 (one month ago) link

Not so deep even

Mr. Uncut Risin’ (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 April 2022 12:07 (one month ago) link

Thirty plus years of digging around in this stuff I’m always amazed that new-to-me good things still show up, like the Wasps’ “Teenage Treats”


bendy, Saturday, 9 April 2022 16:31 (one month ago) link

Someone tell Jim Rogatis that the first posthpunk band was Magazine.

They even got onto "Top of the Pops" before Buzzcocks

Mark G, Saturday, 9 April 2022 17:29 (one month ago) link

alternative tv, subway sect, slits, the fall

the coming of prince kajagoogoo (doo rag), Saturday, 9 April 2022 20:09 (one month ago) link

first postpunk band is hawkwind

mark s, Saturday, 9 April 2022 20:13 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUxFQ5QBiYk supposed first english punk rock song!

xzanfar, Saturday, 9 April 2022 20:21 (one month ago) link

David Thomas likes to laugh at critics who call Pere Ubu post-punk, since their first single was 1975.

Halfway there but for you, Sunday, 10 April 2022 04:08 (one month ago) link

other than the sex pistols generation x and the clash i really was not into english punk but i have heard of the buzzcocks damned gbh slits and uk subs and for irish punk the boom town rats subs and for scottish punk probably the best of them all the exploited!

xzanfar, Sunday, 10 April 2022 14:52 (one month ago) link

the homosexuals

OG Bob Sacamano (will), Sunday, 10 April 2022 15:21 (one month ago) link

Not sure if there was a better British punk single than this:


"Spaghetti" Thompson (Pheeel), Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:52 (one month ago) link

debut singles by english punk bands would be an interesting sub-topic / poll

"where were you" vs "orgasm addict" vs ...

budo jeru, Sunday, 10 April 2022 19:19 (one month ago) link

Spiral Scratch surely?

Rick O'Shea (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 April 2022 19:30 (one month ago) link

Where Were You is also not the debut Mekons single

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Sunday, 10 April 2022 19:32 (one month ago) link


budo jeru, Sunday, 10 April 2022 19:39 (one month ago) link

wrong about the mekons, but buzzcocks it looks like is a question of first release vs. "first single"

anyway, obviously i know next to nothing about this stuff

budo jeru, Sunday, 10 April 2022 19:48 (one month ago) link

It’s not worth polling, as Anarchy would be ipso facto

Mark G, Sunday, 10 April 2022 22:38 (one month ago) link

The No Thanks! comps were polled once many years ago. These were the top English* tracks by points:

Shot By Both Sides - Magazine 9
Boredom - Buzzcocks featuring Howard Devoto 8
Oh Bondage Up Yours! - X-Ray Spex 8
New Rose - The Damned 7
Neat Neat Neat - The Damned 5
1 2 X U - Wire 5
One Chord Wonders - The Adverts 5
Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?) - Buzzcocks 5
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division 5
Mannequin - Wire 4
The Day The World Turned Day-Glo - X-Ray Spex 4
Dancing The Night Away - The Motors 4
Radio, Radio - Elvis Costello & the Attractions 4
Heart Of The City - Nick Lowe 3
Where Were You? - The Mekons 3
Peaches - The Stranglers 3

*by my unscientific definition

o. nate, Monday, 11 April 2022 19:24 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

For what it's worth, Killing Joke were certainly born of punk, but I'd never have suggested they were anything other than post-punk. But, y'know, whatever.

Alex in NYC, Monday, 9 May 2022 18:50 (one week ago) link

All the punks I knew in the early 80s certainly thought Killing Joke were punk.

atonar, Monday, 9 May 2022 19:26 (one week ago) link

Buzzcocks. Of somewhat more newish music, Snuff.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 13:58 (one week ago) link

The Clash

The Jam

Although, the best work of both bands came after they stopped being punks.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 17:01 (one week ago) link

ctrl+f 'astronauts', results: 0

close down ilm

imago, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 17:30 (one week ago) link

(I mean Rudimentary Peni are my favourite if we're not counting Cardiacs as punk, but c'mon)

imago, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 17:31 (one week ago) link

probably 4 vaguely fit this bill I cant seperate : Buzzcocks / swell maps / raincoats / homosexuals

clouds (peanutbuttereverysingleday), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 04:33 (one week ago) link

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