07.12.2013 01:00 PM

Rollins’ top twenty punk albums

The Clash – The Clash
Generation X – Generation X
The Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea
X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks
The Ramones – The Ramones
Eater – The Album
The Damned – Damned Damned Damned
The Fall – Hex Enduction Hour
The Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen
The Saints – (I’m) Stranded
UK Subs – Another Kind of Blues
Wire – Pink Flag
The Lurkers – Fulham Fallout
Alternate TV – The Image Has Cracked
The Ruts – The Crack
The Germs – GI
X – Los Angeles
The Minutemen – The Punchline
Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material

Full list here.

Very surprised to see Generation X up there – would’ve thought them way too poppy for the former Black Flag front man.  Ditto the Buzzcocks – we in the Nasties loved ’em and covered ’em, but Rollins?  Weird.

Other things I note:  it’s Alternative TV, not Alternate TV.  Surprising number of Brit waxings, too, and not much in the way of California punk sounds. And there is an overwhelming number of first albums in there.  That’s because (as in the case of the Pistols, Germs) smack can seriously interfere with you life plans.

It’s also because – as some wag once said – you get your whole life to make your first album.  But only two weeks to make the second.

Apropos of nothing, then, here is SFH’s latest, ‘Mayor On Crack?’  Push it over 11,000 views! We played together for the last time in a long time, last night, and we need the royalties for our many ex-wives!

9 Comments


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    PaulieRem says:

    I’m surprised Green Day’s Dookie isn’t at the top. It’s a killer album. And where’s the Canadian content? Why no Sum41? They’ve been very influential to the punk rock scene and its evolution. Those 2 bands together are just the epitome of authentic punk rock. This rollins person doesn’t have a clue, does he?


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    Mike Adamson says:

    The only one there that shouldn’t be IMO is Wired cause they weren’t punk. I’d gladly switch in Dookie or maybe something by DOA.


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    Glen says:

    Only surprising omission for me is Milo Goes to College.


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    Mulletaur says:

    It is impossible to like punk and not like the Buzzcocks. If any band were to be judged a pandering pop lounge music combo, it would certainly be the Clash – not even a punk band.


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    Geoffrey L. says:

    I always liked Generation X and the Buzzcocks. The speed and intensity of the guitars and drums most certainly were ate plate for hardcore punk as much as Motörhead.


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    Geoffrey L. says:

    … a template…
    Damn you auto correct,


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    Chubsy Ubsy says:

    Rollins is also a huge Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy freak. As he should be…Lynott gone too soon.

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