The best of British Punk, 1976-1980

by G. Fernández -
A retrospective look at one of the most thrilling musical periods of the last century, the wild and self-destructing British punk of the late 70s

Sex Pistols: "Anarchy for the U.K. (1976). Probably the most instantly recognizable punk song ever, along with “God save the Queen” by the same band. Is this the M.P.L.A / Or is this the U.D.A / Or is this the I.R.A / I thought it was the U.K. The Hymn of the Punk.


The Damned: "New rose" (1976) - New Rose was the first single by The Damned, and arguably the most acclaimed punk song by the band, who later changed its style to a disturbing goth image


Stiff Little Fingers: "Suspect Device" (1978). First single by this ferocious band from Belfast. They take away our freedom / In the name of liberty... Truly inflammable material


The Buzzcocks: "Promises" (1978). Formed in Manchester in 1975, The Buzzcocks are one of the best bands emerged from the "New Wave", influenced by the Sex Pistols but also by American bands as The Stooges


Undertones: "Teenage kicks" (1978). "There's nothing you could add to it or subtract from it that would improve it", said John Peel. "Teenage kicks", a punk marvel coming from North Ireland, is one of those songs that once you hear it, you will never forget it. Yes, teenage dreams are so hard to beat...


Sham 69: "Borstal Breakout" (1978). Although not as famous as other cult bands as Sex Pistols or The Buzzcocks, Sham 69 was one of the most imfluential punk bands of the late 70s, with songs such as "Hurry up Harry" or "Borstal Breakout"


The Clash: "The Guns of Brixton" (1979) The Clash are the best punk band ever, and the album "London Calling" easily ranks among the greatest musical albums ever recorded, with cult themes such as "London Calling", "Train in vain" or "The Guns of Brixton"

Also search these songs

Menace: "GLC" (1978)

Lurkers: "New guitar in town" (1979)

Chelsea: "Evacuate" (1981)

Anti-Nowhere League: "I hate people" (1982)


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