What is the best punk band ever?

sideshowbob said:
Minor Threat is a minor threat.

Ironically, THEY were the first ones to say so. It's basically the chorus of one their songs, I can't remember the title.....Oh yeah, it's called "Minor Threat". :D

But if you are looking for debate, they're a minor threat in relation to whom? Please don't say the Sex Pistols; I want a real discussion.
 
Brandon432003 said:
Ironically, THEY were the first ones to say so. It's basically the chorus of one their songs, I can't remember the title.....Oh yeah, it's called "Minor Threat". :D

But if you are looking for debate, they're a minor threat in relation to whom? Please don't say the Sex Pistols; I want a real discussion.

No offense intended.
As you say, they said it. Perhaps I should have attributed the quote.

I see no point in debating a matter of individual taste. We might as well debate our favourite flavour of ice cream (chocolate).
 
What about some of the modern punk bands like Anti-Flag, Misfits, The Casualities, Virus 9, Bad Religion, The Virus, ect. I dont think anybody has named some of those yet.
 
Negative-Influence said:
yea they are. almost all those started a while ago but are still going. and i dont think i mentioned nofx.

Still going in a bastardized form, but when you're cobbling together a band of one Ramone, one Black Flag guy, and one original Misfit, you're not really a band. You're a nostalgia act.
 
no your not, youd be a nostalgia act if they went around playing their old songs. if they play new stuff, let em do it, and if its good, so be it.
'btw', nofx suck.
 
I just had to say I dislike the idea of "punk" and all things relating to that these days. Punk music has just become 20yo boys in black clothing and make-up attempting to be different to the mainstream bands. "Punks", those damn punks. Maybe it's just where I live but all the "punks" here wear black and think they're "hardcore" by listening to pop bands like good charlotte, and cry that no one understands and that they hate being labelled (goddam what do you expect when you purposly dress as those punk bands do)
And I refuse to hear otherwise
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Jadeflower, THE CLASH is a punk band !!! Just listen to the first and the second album, listen to songs as "white riot", "complete control", "clash city rockers" etc.
People today forget it's a punk band 'cause in their last years, they made also reggay, ska, etc. and hits as " rock the casbah" ... but they are basically a punk band, with punk attitude and music.
In the punk site, PUNK 77, there are pages on the Clash like in all the websites on punk bands:
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/clash.htm


and, well, of course I vote for THE CLASH as to me, they've done better albums than the Ramones or the Sex pistols ... Sex Pistols had the attitude but they didn't know how to play music :( It's not a good band AT ALL !

In NME website, The clash have been voted best punk band of all times :
http://www.nme.com/news/102109.htm

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how can the pistols be punk if they were manufactured?
it doesnt matter, punk is incredibly relative, so no one band could ever really be described as the best ever full stop.


im sure even someone somewhere believes avril lavigne is punk...... and believes she is the best ever.
but you cant knock it, its opinion.
 
Yeah ! and she is said to have asserted in a teenage mag' that she was a kind of punk ( " a Sid Vicious for a new generation" dixit Miss Lavigne ) ... and when a journalist asked about it to Johnny Rotten ( The Pistols singer ), he got angry ... lol
Here is what he answered ( translation from a french mag )
" Being punk is being independant from the musical companies. When you strut in video clips that cost hundreds thousands dollars, you are not free towards the companies. To hear Avril Lavigne or Kelly Osbourne saying what is punk, this is unbearable. (...) Those who claim themself the punkest are not punks."
 
White Riot said:
Yeah ! and she is said to have asserted in a teenage mag' that she was a kind of punk ( " a Sid Vicious for a new generation" dixit Miss Lavigne ) ... and when a journalist asked about it to Johnny Rotten ( The Pistols singer ), he got angry ... lol
Here is what he answered ( translation from a french mag )
" Being punk is being independant from the musical companies. When you strut in video clips that cost hundreds thousands dollars, you are not free towards the companies. To hear Avril Lavigne or Kelly Osbourne saying what is punk, this is unbearable. (...) Those who claim themself the punkest are not punks."

Lavigne and Osbourne sicken me so much.
 
hedball said:
I reckon the best punk band ever is the sex pistols because they just don't give a shit about anything. They're anachists and they sing anything about angthing like they slag off the queen and they don't care. They're music is excellent as well plus they're lyrics are.
What are your thoughts about them?
I think your exactly right, i dont know if this is an american site but can i recomend the clash and the stiff little fingers.
im sure if u like the sex pistols u should like the stiff little fingers, they are an irish punk band with great lyrics and tunes. if u want to get an album get inflammibe material, this is their first.
p.s sex pistols are my fav band :D
 
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