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'70s Punk

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in response to julie pennick

the ramones weren't bubblegum ,i can respect ur opinion if u don't like them, but they were the first punk band on here to actually form, they were the literal four forefathers of punk rock

Good...Could be better, though

I'm a little surprised that this delves so deeply into punk music. The Basics page couldn't be better. Next Steps is perfect, except for the inclusion of The Cure. Deep Cuts does pretty well, but their review mentions The Adverts song "One Chord Wonders", a perfect choice. But where is it?
In response to guitarrocka999...
I understand your complaint against the inclusion of some artists here, but you have to know that there are many sub-genres of punk. Elvis Costello is hard to classify. His first two albums are punk-ish (Mostly because of punk producer Nick Lowe), but I wouldn't have put "Mystery Dance" in this collection. Also, Devo and the Talking Heads ARE punk; they just aren't the same kind of punk as The Ramones or The Sex Pistols. They're what you might call "Industrial" Punk, but, same as Elvis Costello, they quickly moved on. Devo became pop oriented by at least their second album, although the Talking Heads would stay with Industrial music until their 1983 album "Speaking In Tongues". So they ARE punk. Yeah.

Pretty Good Mix

This is a pretty good mix. But I just had to correct PoliceFan's previous comment - the Ramones came before all of them, except for Iggy Pop (& Stooges). It was the Ramones first tour abroad to London that eventually bore the Clash, the Pistols and many others. The Ramones followed no one. Sadly they never achieved the commercial success, or perhaps commercial notoriety, that other punk groups achieved and spent their career in relative obscurity. The Ramones and Blondie put CBGB on the map in NYC.

'70s Punk The Basics
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  • $18.15 The Basics
  • Released: Sep 21, 2010

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