Thursday, January 31, 2013

Top 13 Punk Rock Bands

Yesterday I did a top 13 heavy metal bands list. Today, I'm doing a top 13 punk rock bands list. Same format for the most part. I'll list their name, the year they formed and their city of origin, as well as a few of my favorite albums of theirs. I have them listed here in chronological order by year that they formed.

1. Ramones
Year Formed: 1974
City of Origin: New York City
Career Highlights: Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia, End of the Century, Pleasant Dreams, Brain Drain

2. Black Flag
Year Formed: 1976
City of Origin: Hermosa Beach
Career Highlights: Nervous Breakdown, Jealous Again, Damaged

3. Misfits
Year Formed: 1977
City of Origin: Lodi, New Jersey
Career Highlights: Walk Among Us, Legacy of Brutality, Misfits Collection 1 & 2, American Psycho, Famous Monsters

4. Descendents
Year Formed: 1978
City of Origin: Manhattan Beach, California
Career Highlights: Milo Goes to College, I Don't Want to Grow Up, All, Everything Sucks, Cool To Be You

5. Dead Kennedys
Year Formed: 1978
City of Origin: San Francisco, California
Career Highlights: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

6. Agent Orange
Year Formed: 1979
City of Origin: Orange County, California
Career Highlights: Living in Darkness, When You Least Expect It, Virtually Indestructible

7. Bad Religion
Year Formed: 1979
City of Origin: Los Angeles, California
Career Highlights: Suffer, No Control, Stranger Than Fiction, No Substance, Recipe for Hate

8. Dead Milkmen
Year Formed: 1979
City of Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career Highlights: Big Lizard in My Backyard, Beelzebubba, Metaphysical Graffiti, Chaos Rules - Live at the Trocadero

9. Minor Threat
Year Formed: 1980
City of Origin: Washington, DC
Career Highlights: Complete Discography

10. Screeching Weasel
Year Formed: 1986
City of Origin: Chicago, Illinois
Career Highlights: Boogadaboogadaboogada!, My Brain Hurts, Anthem for a New Tomorrow, Bark Like a Dog

11. The Bouncing Souls
Year Formed: 1988
City of Origin: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Career Highlights: The Bouncing Souls, Hopeless Romantic, The Good The Worse and the Out of Print, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Anchors Aweigh, The Gold Record, Ghosts on the Boardwalk, Comet

12. Smoking Popes
Year Formed: 1991
City of Origin: Chicago, Illinois
Career Highlights: Get Fired, Born to Quit, Destination Failure, Stay Down, This Is Only a Test

13. Teenage Bottlerocket
Year Formed: 2001
City of Origin: Laramie, Wyoming
Career Highlights: Warning Device, They Came From the Shadows, Freak Out!

And here are a couple of honorable mentions that almost made the list:

Social Distortion - Formed in 1978 in Fullerton, CA
Flipper - Formed in 1979 in San Francisco, CA

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