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BAND BY NAME

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

NUMBERS

1st Offence (Scotland)
3rd Party (England)
4 Minute Warning (England)
The 4 Skins (England)
7th Plague (England)
8 Eyed Spy (USA)
16 Guns (England)
45 Grave (USA)
100 Flowers (USA)
999 (England)


A

A Few Tears (England)
Abandoned (USA)
The Abductors (England - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)
The Abductors (England - Nottingham)
Abgas (Switzerland)
A.B.H. (England)
The Abnormal (Wales)
Abrasive Wheels (England)
The Abs (Wales)
Absence Of Malice (USA)
Abstract Critique (England)
The Abused
(USA)
The Accelerators (England)
Accelerators (USA)
The Accident (USA)
Accident On The East Lancs (England)
The Accidents (England)
Accumulative Poison (England)
Accursed (England)
Accused (England)
The Accüsed (USA)
The Aces (England)
Acid Attack (England)
Acme Sewage Co. (England)
Act Of Defiance (England)
Actifed (England)
Active Dog (Canada)
Active Minds (England)
Action Pact! (England)
Action Replay (England)
Action Swingers (USA)
Active Ingredients (USA)
The Actives (Scotland)
A.D. 1984 (England)
Ad Nauseam (England)
A.D's (USA)
Adam And The Ants (England)
The Addix (England)
The Adicts (England)
Admit You're Shit (A.Y.S.) (England)
Tony Adolescent & The Flower Leperds (USA)
Adolescents (USA)
Adrenalin O.D. (USA)
The Adults (USA)
Advertising (England)
The Adverts (England)
AD-X (England)
ADZ (USA)
The Afflicted (England)
Afflicted Man (England)
Aftermath UK (England)
Agent Orange (USA)
Rikk Agnew (USA)
Agnostic Front (USA)
Agression (USA)
The A-Heads (England)
The Aints (Australia)
Alan Milman Sect (USA)
The Alarm (Wales)
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias (England)
Alice Bag Band (USA)
ALL (USA)
The Alley Cats (USA)
Die Alliierten (West Germany)
The Allies (Wales)
GG Allin (USA)
Alloy (USA)
Alternative (Scotland)
Alternative TV (England)
The Alternators (Scotland)
Amazing Space Frogs (England)
Amazorblades (England)
The Amber Squad (England)
Amebix (England)
Amoebas in Chaos (USA)
Anabollic Steroids (England)
Anarchist Attack (England)
¡Anarchy 6! (USA)
Anathema (England)
Barry Andrews (England)
Androids Of Mu (England)
Angela Rippon's Bum (England)
Angelic Upstarts (England)
Angry Red Planet (USA)
Angry Samoans (USA)
Anhrefn (Wales)
Animal Farm (England)
Anorexia (England - Watford, Hertfordshire)
Anorexia (England - Birmingham, West Midlands)
Anthrax (England)
Anti Cimex (Sweden)
Anti Establishment (England)
Anti-Heros (USA)
Anti-Nowhere League (England)
Anti-Pasti (England)
Anti Scrunti Faction (USA)
Anti-Social (England)
Anti-State Control (England)
Anti-System (England)
Antibody (England)
Antidote (England)
Antidote (Netherlands)
Antidote (USA)
Antisect (England)
Antisocial (England)
Annie Anxiety (England)
Any Three Initials (USA)
A.O.A. (Scotland)
The A.P.F. Brigade (England)
The Apostles (England)
Arch Criminals (England)
Argy Bargy (England)
Armchair Power (England)
Armed Force (England)
Armitage Shanks (England)
Art (USA)
The Art Attacks (England)
Art, the Only Band In The World (USA)
Arthur Comics (England)
Andy Arthurs (England)
Articles of Faith (USA)
Artless (USA)
Asphalt Jungle (France)
The Assassins (England)
Assassins Of Hope (England)
Asta Kask (Sweden)
Atrox (England)
Attak (England)
Attempted Moustache (England)
Attentat (Sweden)
Attila the Stockbroker (England)
Attitude Adjustment (USA)
Athletico Spizz 80 (England)
Auntie Pus (England)
Authorities (USA)
Avant Gardener (England)
(Ye) Avant Gardener(s) (England)
Avengers (USA)
Avoid (England)
Awake Mankind (England)
A.Y.S. (Admit You're Shit) (England)

 

B

The B Girls (Canada)
The B-52's (USA)
Bad Brains (USA)
Bad Religion (USA)
The Bags (USA)
Balls (West Germany)
Honey Bane (England)
The Banned (England)
Barbed Wire (Scotland)
The Barracudas (England)
Bedlam (USA)
Bee Bee Cee (Scotland)
Befour Three O'Clock (USA)
Beirut Slump (USA)
Bethnal (England)
Betrayed (England)
Jello Biafra (USA)
Big Balls (West Germany)
Big Balls and the Great White Idiot (West Germany)
Big Boys (USA)
Big In Japan (England)
The Birthday Party (Australia)
Bizex-B (Sweden)
Black Easter (England)
Black Flag (USA)
Black Randy & Metrosquad (USA)
The Blanks (England)
Bleed (England)
Blitz (England)
Blitzkrieg (England)
Blitzkrieg Bop (England)
Blondie (USA)
The Blood (England)
Blood And Roses (England)
Blood And Thunder (England)
Blood Robots (England)
The Bloodclots (England)
Born B.C. (England)
The Boys (England)
The Boys Next Door (Australia)
Brainiac 5 (England)
Breakouts
(USA)
The Brigade (USA)
Bullets (England)
The Burial (England)
Jean Jacques Burnel (England)
The Business (England)
Butcher (England)
Buzz (England)
The Buzzards (England)
Buzzcocks (England)

C


Cadaverous Clan (England)
Cane (England)
Carnage (England)
The Carpettes (England)
Case (England)
Cash Pussies (England)
Catch 22 (England)
Catwax Axe Co. (England)
Celia & The Mutations (England)
CH3
(USA)
Channel 3 (USA)
Chaos U.K. (England)
Chaotic Dischord (England)
Chaotik Dischord (England)
Chaotic Youth (Scotland)
Charge (England)
Charged G.B.H. (England)
Chartreuse (England)
The Cheifs (USA)
Chelsea (England)
The Child Molesters (USA)
Chron Gen (England)
The Chuddy Nuddies (England)
Chumbwamba (England)
Circle Jerks
(USA)
Circle One (USA)
John Cooper Clarke (England)
The Clash (England)
The Clergy (England)
Clockwork Soldiers (England)
C.O.C. (USA)
Cock Sparrer (England)
Cockney 'n' Westerns (England)
Cockney Rejects (England)
Combat 84 (England)
Coming Blood (England)
The Condemned (England - 1970s)
Conflict (England)
The Controllers (USA)
Controls (England)
Hugh Cornwell (England)
Corrosion of Conformity (USA)
The Cortinas (England)
Elvis Costello (England)
Wayne County And The Electric Chairs (England)
Wayne / Jayne County (USA)
Court Martial (England)
Crass (England)
The Cravats (England)
The Cravats DCL (England)
The Crewd! (USA)
Crime (USA)
Criminal Justice (England)
Crisis (England)
Crossed Hammers (England)
The Crowd (England)
The Crowd (USA)
Crucifix (USA)
The Crucifucks (USA)
Cuddly Toys (England)
The Cult Maniax (England)
Culture Shock (England)
The Curse (Canada)
Cyanide (England)

D

Chris D. (USA)
D & V (England)
The Damned (England)
The Dark (England)
De De Troit & The Car-Tunes (USA)
The Dead Boys (USA)
Dead Fingers Talk (England)
Dead Katss (England)
Dead Kennedys (USA)
Dead Man's Shadow (England)
The Deadbeats (USA)
The Deceased (England)
Decontrol (England)
Decry (USA)
Demob (England)
Demon Preacher (England)
The Demons (England)
Dix Denney and John Denney (USA)
The Depressions (England)
Descendents (USA)
The Desperate Bicycles (England)
Devo (USA)
D.I. (USA)
The Dickies (USA)
Dicks (USA)
The Dictators (USA)
The Dils (USA)
Dim Stars (USA)
The Diodes (Canada)
Dirt (England)
Dirty Dog (England)
Discharge (England)
Disorder (England)
The Disrupters (England)
Disturbance (England)
Divine Horsemen (USA)
D.O.A. (Canada)
The Doctors (England)
Doctors Of Madness (England)
The Dodgems (England)
The Doll (England)
Double-O (USA)
The DP's (England)
The Drive (Scotland)
The Drones (England)
Drongos For Europe (England)
The Drug Addix (England)
John Du Cann (England)
The Duggie Briggs Band (Northern Ireland)
Ian Dury (England)
Ian Dury And The Blockheads (England)
Ian Dury And The Music Students (England)

E


Eater (England)
Eddie & The Hot Rods (England)
Eddie And The Subtitles
(USA)
The Edge (England)
The Effigies (USA)
The Ejected (England)
The Electric Chairs (England)
Elizabeth (England)
Elton Motello (England)
Embryo (England)
Emergency (England)
The Enemy (England)
English Dogs (England)
English Subtitles (England)
Epidemic (England)
The Epileptics (England)
The Evening Outs (England)
The Exile (Scotland)
Exit-Stance (England)
The Exits (England - Battersea, London)
The Exits (England - Newcastle-under-Lyme)
The Expelled (England)
The Exploited (Scotland)
External Menace (Scotland)
Eyes (USA)

F


Faction (England)
The Fakes (England)
False Prophets (USA)
'Fatal' Microbes (England)
Fear (USA)
Feederz (USA)
Pete Fender (England)
The Fits (England)
Patrik Fitzgerald (England)
The Flesh Eaters (USA)
Flipper (USA)
Klaus Flouride (USA)
Flower Leperds (USA)
Flux Of Pink Indians (England)
The Friendly Hopefuls (England)
Front (England)
Fruit Eating Bears (England)
Fungus (England)
Fun City (Scotland)
F-Word (USA)

G


Gaffa (England)
Gang Of Four (England)
Garbo (England)
Garbo's Celluloid Heroes (England)
Gary And The Gonads (England)
Gate Crashers (Denmark)
G.B.H. (England)
Gen X (England)
Generation X (England)
Genocide (USA)
Genöcide (USA)
Genocides (England)
Germs (USA)
Geza X & The Mommy Men (USA)
Girls At Our Best (England)
The Gonads (England)
The Good Missionaries (England)
Dave Goodman and Friends (England)
God's Lonely Men (Finland)
Gordon The Moron (England)
The Gorillas (England)
Greg Graffin (USA)
Great British Heroes (England)
The Greedies (England)
The Gymslips (England)

H

Half Japanese (USA)
The Hammersmith Gorillas (England)
Handbag (England)
The Hanson Brothers (Canada)
Charlie Harper (England)
The Head (England)
Headache (England)
Richard Hell (USA)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids (USA)
Helmettes (Netherlands)
High Speed & The Afflicted Man (England)
Jeff Hill (England)
The Hoax (England)
Steve Hooker & The Heat (England)
Steve Hooker Band (England)
Horrorcomic (England)
Hüsker Dü (USA)
Hypnotics (USA)

I


I Jog And The Tracksuits (England)
Icon (England)
Icon A.D. (England)
Iconoclasts (England)
Icons Of Filth (Wales)
If-Then-Else (USA)
I'm Dead (England)
(Impatient) Youth (USA)
Infa-Riot (England)
The Infas (England)
The Insane (England)
The Insurgence (USA)

J


Jabberwock (England)
Janie Jones & The Lash (England)
The Jerks (England)
Jet Bronx (England)
Jet Bronx And The Forbidden (England)
JFA (USA)
Jilted John (England)
The Jive Bureaux (England)
Jo Callis S.H.A.K.E. Project (England)
Joe Cool And The KIllers (England)
Johnny And The Self Abusers (Scotland)
Johnny Japes And His Jesticles (England)
Johnny Moped (England)
Jump Squad (England)
Junior Achievement (USA)

K

Kalashnikov (Denmark)
Billy Karloff & The Extremes (England)
Billy Karloff & The Goats (England)
Billy Karloff Band (England)
Kilburn And The High Roads (England)
The Killers (England)
Killjoys (England)
King (England)
KAOS (USA)
Kraut
(USA)
Krypton Tunes (Wales)

L

The Last Resort (England)
Last Rough Cause (England)
Le Ritz (England)
Left Hand Drive (England)
Legal Weapon (USA)
The Len Bright Combo (England)
The Lewd (USA)
The Leyton Buzzards (England)
The Licks (England)
Lockjaw (England)
London (England)
Bruce Lose (USA)
The Lovedolls (USA)
Nick Lowe (England)
Lucy (England)
Lydia Lunch (USA)
The Lurkers (England)
The Luxury Item (England)

M

Mad Parade (USA)
Magic Michael (England)
The Magnificent Gonads (England)
Man-Ka-Zam (USA)
Mania (England)
Maniacs (England)
Manufactured Romance (England)
Amerigo Marras and Bruce Eves (Canada)
Martin And The Brownshirts (England)
Masterswitch (England)
Matt Black & The Doodlebugs (England)
Mau Maus (England)
Max 'n' Gal (The Brothers Gonad) (England)
Maxim's Trash (England)
Mayhem (England)
Mean Street (England)
Meat Puppets (USA)
The Mekons (England)
The Members (England)
Menace (England)
The Mental (England)
Metal Urbain (France)
M.I.A. (USA)
The Middle Class (USA)
Midnite Cruiser (Northern Ireland)
Millwall Roi's Last Resort (England)
Minor Threat (USA)
MinuteFlag (USA)
The Minutemen (USA)
The Mirrors (Wales)
The Mob (England)
The Mob (USA)
Mob 47 (Sweden)
The Models (England)
Modern Warfare (USA)
The Molesters (England)
Murder The Disturbed (England)
Mutants (England)
Mutants (USA)

N

Nasal Boys (Switzerland)
Nazis Against Fascism (England)
Negative Trend (USA)
Neon Barbs (Scotland)
The Neon Boys (USA)
Neon Hearts (England)
New Hearts (England)
Nicky And The Dots (England)
Nip Drivers (USA)
Nipple Erectors
(England)
The Nips (England)
No Choice (Wales)
No Future UK (England)
No Labels (USA)
No Remorse (England)
No Respect (England)
No Rock Stars (USA)
Danbert Nobacon (England)
The Noise (England)
Nomeansno (Canada)
Norman And The Hooligans (England)
The Nosebleeds (England)
The Now (England)
The Nuns (USA)

O


Obscene Females (England)
Gene October (England)
The Offs (USA)
Oi Polloi (Scotland)
Omega Tribe (England)
The Out (England)
The Outcasts (Northern Ireland)
Outer Circle (USA)
The Outsiders (England)

P


The Panik (England)
Paranoia (England)
The Partisans (Wales)
Passion Killers (England)
The Pathetix (England)
Penetration (England)
Peroxide (England)
Peter And The Test Tube Babies (England)
Phantoms of the Underground (England)
Physicals (England)
Picture Frame Seduction (Wales)
The Pigs (England)
The Plastic Gangsters (England)
Pleased Youth (USA)
The Plugz (USA)
Pneumania (England)
The Pointed Sticks (Canada)
Poison Girls (England)
Poison Idea (USA)
Iggy Pop (USA)
The Pork Dukes (England)
Potential Victims (England)
Primtive (England)
Production House (England)
The Professionals (England)
Proles (England)
Protest (England)
Protex (Northern Ireland)
Pseudo Existors (England)
Public Disturbance (England)
Public Image Limited (England)
Public Zone (England)
Puncture (England)
Punilux (England)
Punishment Of Luxury (England)
Pure Hell (USA)
PVC2 (Scotland)

Q

Queer Pills (USA)
The Queers (USA)

R

Rabid (England)
Radio Active (England)
Radio Blank (England)
Radio Stars (England)
Ramones (USA)
Randoms (USA)
Randy Rampage (Canada)
Raped (England)
The Rat And The Whale (England)
Red Alert (England)
Reality Control (England)
Really Red (USA)
Red Cross (USA)
The Red Lights (England)
Redd Kross (USA)
Rejectors (USA)
The Resistance (England)
Resistance 77 (England)
The Rezillos (Scotland)
RF7 (USA)
Rhino 39 (USA)
Rich Kids (England)
Rik L Rik (USA)
Rikki And The Last Days Of Earth (England)
Rikki Sylvan And The Last Days (England)
The Rings (England)
Riot/Clone (England)
Ritual (England)
The Rivvits (England)
Roses Are Red (England)
The Rotters (USA)
The Rowdies (England - London)
The Rowdies (England - Vale of Evesham)
Rozz And Negative Trend (USA)
Jonny Rubbish (England)
Rubella Ballet (England)
The Rude Kids (Sweden)
Rudi (Northern Ireland)
Rudimentary Peni (England)
Ruefrex (Northern Ireland)
Ruts (England)
Ruts D.C. (England)

S

Sad Society (Scotland)
The Saints (Australia)
The Salvation Army (USA)
Satan's Rats (England)
The Satellites (England)
Rat Scabies (England)
Schoolgirl Bitch (England)
Screeching Weasel (USA)
The Secluded (Wales)
Second Wind (USA)
The Seize (England)
Sex Aids (England)
Sex Beatles (Spain)
Sex Pistols (England)
Shake (Scotland)
Sham 69 (England)
The Shapes (England)
Shattered Faith (USA)
The Shepherds Bush Comets (England)
Shock To The System (England)
The Sick Things (England)
Sin 34 (USA)
Skafish (USA)
Skids (Scotland)
Skin Disease (England)
Skrewdriver (England)
The Skulls (California) (USA)
Skulls (New Jersey) (USA)
Slaughter (England)
Slaughter & The Dogs (England)
The Sleepers (USA)
Slime (England)
The Slits (England)
TV Smith (England)
The Snipers (England)
The Snivelling Shits (England)
S.O.A. (USA)
Social Disease (England)
Social Distortion (USA)
Society's Rejects (Wales)
The Sods (England)
Sods (Denmark)
Sofisticatos (Canada)
The Soft Boys (England)
Some Chicken (England)
Some Weird Sin (Canada)
Sorry (USA)
Sounder (England)
Special Duties (England)
Speed (Northern Ireland)
Speedometers (England)
The Spics (England)
Spitfire Boys (England)
Spizz Oil (England)
Spizz Orbit (England)
Spizzenergi (England)
Spizzenergi: 2 (England)
The Spizzles (England)
Splodge (England)
Max Splodge (England)
Splodgenessabounds (England)
SS-20 (USA)
Stadium Dogs (England)
The Stains (USA)
Starship (England)
State Of Alert (USA)
Stepmothers (USA)
Stiff Little Fingers (Northern Ireland)
Stinky Toys (France)
The Stoat (England)
Stormtrooper (England)
Stranglehold (USA)
The Stranglers (England)
The Straps (England)
Pete Stride And John Plain (England)
Studio Sweethearts (England)
The Stukas (England)
Stupid Humans (England)
Poly Styrene (England)
Subculture (England)
Subhumans (England)
The Subhumans (Canada)
Subs (Scotland)
Suburban Studs (England)
Subvert (England)
Subway Sect (England)
Sunset Boys (England)
Super Heroines (USA)
Superman's Girlfriend (USA)
Symbol Six (USA)

T

The Table (Wales)
Tagmemics (England)
Tanz Der Youth (England)
Target 13 (USA)
T.D.A. (England)
The Teardrops (England)
Teenage Jesus And The Jerks (USA)
Telescope (England)
Television (USA)
Tenpole Tudor (England)
Terminal Disaster (England)
Tex And The Horseheads (USA)
The Three Wise Men (England)
Tiger Lily (England)
The Tights (England)
Nik Toczek (England)
Toxic Reasons (USA)
The Tracksuits (England)
The Transistors (England)
Trash (England)
The Troops (England)
Troops Of Tomorrow (England)
True Sounds Of Liberty (USA)
T.S.O.L. (USA)
Tubeway Army (England)
The Tudors (England)
TV Smith's Explorers (England)
TVn: Orjat (Finland)

U

The Ugly (Canada)
UK Decay (England)
UK Subs (England)
Ultra-Violent (England)
Ultravox! (England)
Undead (England)
Under The Gun (England)
The Underdogs (England)
The Undertones (Northern Ireland)
The Untouchables (England)
The Unwanted (England)
Uproar (England)
Urban Dogs (England)
The Urinals (USA)
The Users (England)
U.X.A. (USA)

V


V2 (England)
The Valves (Scotland)
The Varukers (England)
Vermilion (England)
Vermilion And The Aces (England)
The Vibrators (England)
Vice Creems (England)
Vice Squad (England)
The Violators (England)
The Visitors (Scotland)
The Victims (New Jersey) (USA)
VKTMS (USA)
Vomit Pigs (USA)

W

Chuck Wagon (USA)
The Wall (England)
Larry Wallis (England)
Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies (England)
The Wanderers (England)
Warrior (England)
Warsaw Pakt (England)
The Wasps (England)
Wire (England)
The Weirdos (USA)
Whipping Boy (USA)
White Flag (USA)
White Pride (USA)
The Witch Trials (USA)
Wreckless Eric (England)
Würm (USA)

XYZ


Geza X (USA)
X-Cretas (England)
X-Ray Spex (England)
The Xpozez (England)
XS (England)
X.S. Energy (England)
XTC (England)
Xtract (England)
The Yachts (England)
The Yobs (England)
Robert Nat Young (England)
Youth Brigade (USA - Los Angeles)
Youth Brigade (USA - Washington DC)
Youthanasia (Scotland)
Youthanasia PX (Scotland)
The Zarkons (USA)
Zero Boys (USA)
The Zeros (USA)
The Zeros (England)
Zounds (England)


BANDS BY COUNTRY

EUROPE

BELGIUM / DENMARK / EIRE / ENGLAND / FINLAND / FRANCE / ITALY / NETHERLANDS / NORWAY / NORTHERN IRELAND / POLAND / SCOTLAND / SPAIN / SWEDEN / SWITZERLAND / WALES / WEST GERMANY

ELSEWHERE

AUSTRALIA / CANADA / USA

 

AUSTRALIA

The Aints
The Birthday Party
The Boys Next Door
The Saints

 

CANADA

Active Dog
The B Girls
The Curse
The Diodes
D.O.A.
Amerigo Marras and Bruce Eves
The Hanson Brothers
Nomeansno
The Pointed Sticks
Randy Rampage
Sofisticatos
Some Weird Sin
The Subhumans
The Ugly


DENMARK

Gate Crashers
Kalashnikov
Sods

 

ENGLAND

3rd Party
4 Minute Warning
The 4 Skins
7th Plague
16 Guns
999
A Few Tears
The A-Heads
The Abductors (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)
The Abductors (Nottingham)
A.B.H.
Abrasive Wheels
Abstract Critique
The Accelerators
Accident On The East Lancs
The Accidents
Accumulative Poison
Accursed
Accused
The Aces
Acid Attack
Acme Sewage Co.
Act Of Defiance
Actifed
Action Pact!
Action Replay
Active Minds
A.D. 1984
Ad Nauseam
Adam And The Ants
The Addix
The Adicts
Admit You're Shit (A.Y.S.)
Advertising
The Adverts
AD-X
The Afflicted
Afflicted Man
Aftermath UK
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
Alternative TV
Amazing Space Frogs
Amazorblades
The Amber Squad
Amebix
Anabollic Steroids
Anarchist Attack
Anathema
Barry Andrews
Androids Of Mu
Angela Rippon's Bum
Angelic Upstarts
Animal Farm
Anorexia (Watford, Hertfordshire)
Anorexia (Birmingham, West Midlands)
Anthrax
Anti Establishment
Anti-Nowhere League
Anti-Pasti
Anti-Social
Anti-State Control
Anti-System
Antibody
Antidote
Antisect
Antisocial
Annie Anxiety
The A.P.F. Brigade
The Apostles
Arch Criminals
Argy Bargy
Armchair Power
Armed Force
Armitage Shanks
The Art Attacks
Arthur Comics
Andy Arthurs
The Assassins
Assassins Of Hope
Athletico Spizz 80
Atrox
Attak
Attempted Moustache
Attila the Stockbroker
Auntie Pus
Avant Gardener
(Ye) Avant Gardener(s)
Avoid
Awake Mankind
A.Y.S. (Admit You're Shit)
Honey Bane
The Banned
The Barracudas
Bethnal
Betrayed
Big In Japan
Black Easter
The Blanks
Bleed
Blitz
Blitzkrieg
Blitzkrieg Bop
The Blood
Blood And Roses
Blood And Thunder
Blood Robots
The Bloodclots
Born B.C.
The Boys
Brainiac 5
Bullets
The Burial
Jean Jacques Burnel
The Business
Butcher
Buzz
The Buzzards
Buzzcocks
Cadaverous Clan
Cane
Carnage
The Carpettes
Case
Cash Pussies
Catch 22
Catwax Axe Co.
Celia & The Mutations
Chaos U.K.
Chaotic Dischord
Chaotik Dischord
Charge
Charged G.B.H.
Chartreuse
Chelsea
Chron Gen
The Chuddy Nuddies
Chumbwamba
John Cooper Clarke
The Clash
The Clergy
Clockwork Soldiers
Cock Sparrer
Cockney 'n' Westerns
Cockney Rejects
Combat 84
Coming Blood
The Condemned
Conflict
Controls
Hugh Cornwell
The Cortinas
Elvis Costello
Wayne County And The Electric Chairs
Court Martial
Crass
The Cravats
The Cravats DCL
Criminal Justice
Crisis
Crossed Hammers
The Crowd
Cuddly Toys
The Cult Maniax
Culture Shock
Cyanide
D & V
The Damned
The Dark
Dead Fingers Talk
Dead Katss
Dead Man's Shadow
The Deceased
Decontrol
Demob
Demon Preacher
The Demons
The Depressions
The Desperate Bicycles
Dirt
Dirty Dog
Discharge
Disorder
The Disrupters
Disturbance
The Doctors
Doctors Of Madness
The Dodgems
The Doll
The DP's
The Drones
Drongos For Europe
The Drug Addix
John Du Cann
Ian Dury
Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Ian Dury And The Music Students
Eater
Eddie & The Hot Rods
The Edge
The Ejected
The Electric Chairs
Elizabeth
Elton Motello
Embryo
Emergency
The Enemy
English Dogs
English Subtitles
Epidemic
The Epileptics
The Evening Outs
Exit-Stance
The Exits (Battersea, London)
The Exits ( Newcastle-under-Lyme)
The Expelled
Faction
The Fakes
'Fatal' Microbes
Pete Fender
The Fits
Patrik Fitzgerald
Flux Of Pink Indians
The Friendly Hopefuls
Front
Fruit Eating Bears
Fungus
Gaffa
Gang Of Four
Garbo
Garbo's Celluloid Heroes
Gary And The Gonads
G.B.H.
Gen X
Generation X
Genocides
Girls At Our Best
The Gonads
The Good Missionaries
Dave Goodman and Friends
Gordon The Moron
The Gorillas
Great British Heroes
The Greedies
The Gymslips
The Hammersmith Gorillas
Handbag
Charlie Harper
The Head
Headache
High Speed & The Afflicted Man
Jeff Hill
The Hoax
Steve Hooker & The Heat
Steve Hooker Band
Horrorcomic
I Jog And The Tracksuits
Icon
Icon A.D.
Iconoclasts
I'm Dead
Infa-Riot
The Infas
The Insane
Jabberwock
Janie Jones & The Lash
The Jerks
Jet Bronx
Jet Bronx And The Forbidden
Jilted John
The Jive Bureaux
Jo Callis S.H.A.K.E. Project
Joe Cool And The KIllers
Johnny Japes And His Jesticles
Johnny Moped
Jump Squad
Billy Karloff & The Extremes
Billy Karloff & The Goats
Billy Karloff Band
Kilburn And The High Roads
The Killers
Killjoys
King
The Last Resort
Last Rough Cause
Le Ritz
Left Hand Drive
The Len Bright Combo
The Leyton Buzzards
The Licks
Lockjaw
London
Nick Lowe
Lucy
The Lurkers
The Luxury Item
Magic Michael
The Magnificent Gonads
Mania
Maniacs
Manufactured Romance
Martin And The Brownshirts
Masterswitch
Matt Black & The Doodlebugs
Mau Maus
Max 'n' Gal (The Brothers Gonad)
Maxim's Trash
Mayhem
Mean Street
The Mekons
The Members
Menace
The Mental
Millwall Roi's Last Resort
The Mob
The Models
The Molesters
Murder The Disturbed
Mutants
Nazis Against Fascism
Neon Hearts
New Hearts
Nicky And The Dots
Nipple Erectors

The Nips
No Future UK
No Remorse
No Respect
Danbert Nobacon
The Noise
Norman And The Hooligans
The Nosebleeds
The Now
Obscene Females
Gene October
Omega Tribe
The Out
The Outsiders
The Panik
Paranoia
Passion Killers
The Pathetix
Penetration
Peroxide
Peter And The Test Tube Babies
Phantoms of the Underground
Physicals
The Pigs
The Plastic Gangsters
Pneumania
Poison Girls
The Pork Dukes
Potential Victims
Primtive
Production House
The Professionals
Proles
Protest
Pseudo Existors
Public Disturbance
Public Image Limited
Public Zone
Puncture
Punilux
Punishment Of Luxury
Rabid
Radio Active
Radio Blank
Radio Stars
Raped
The Rat And The Whale
Red Alert
Reality Control
The Red Lights
The Resistance
Resistance 77
Rich Kids
Rikki And The Last Days Of Earth
Rikki Sylvan And The Last Days
The Rings
Riot/Clone
Ritual
The Rivvits
Roses Are Red
The Rowdies (London)
The Rowdies (Vale of Evesham)
Jonny Rubbish
Rubella Ballet
Rudimentary Peni
Ruts
Ruts D.C.
Satan's Rats
The Satellites
Rat Scabies
Schoolgirl Bitch
The Seize
Sex Aids
Sex Pistols
Sham 69
The Shapes
The Shepherds Bush Comets
Shock To The System
The Sick Things
Skin Disease
Skrewdriver
Slaughter
Slaughter & The Dogs
Slime
The Slits
TV Smith
The Snipers
The Snivelling Shits
Social Disease
The Sods
The Soft Boys
Some Chicken
Sounder
Special Duties
Speedometers
The Spics
Spitfire Boys
Spizz Oil
Spizz Orbit
Spizzenergi
Spizzenergi: 2
The Spizzles
Splodge
Max Splodge
Splodgenessabounds
Stadium Dogs
Starship
The Stoat
Stormtrooper
The Stranglers
The Straps
Pete Stride And John Plain
Studio Sweethearts
The Stukas
Stupid Humans
Poly Styrene
Subculture
Subhumans
Suburban Studs
Subvert
Subway Sect
Sunset Boys
Tagmemics
Tanz Der Youth
T.D.A.
The Teardrops
Telescope
Tenpole Tudor
Terminal Disaster
The Three Wise Men
Tiger Lily
The Tights
Nik Toczek
The Tracksuits
The Transistors
Trash
The Troops
Troops Of Tomorrow
Tubeway Army
The Tudors
TV Smith's Explorers
UK Decay
UK Subs
Ultra-Violent
Ultravox!
Undead
Under The Gun
The Underdogs
The Untouchables
The Unwanted
Uproar
Urban Dogs
The Users
V2
The Varukers
Vermilion
Vermilion And The Aces
The Vibrators
Vice Creems
Vice Squad
The Violators
The Wall
Larry Wallis
Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies
The Wanderers
Warrior
Warsaw Pakt
The Wasps
Wire
Wreckless Eric
X-Cretas
X-Ray Spex
The Xpozez
XS
X.S. Energy
XTC
Xtract
The Yachts
The Yobs
Robert Nat Young
The Zeros
Zounds
 

FINLAND

God's Lonely Men
TVn: Orjat

 

FRANCE

Asphalt Jungle
Metal Urbain
Stinky Toys

 

NETHERLANDS

Antidote
Helmettes

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

The Duggie Briggs Band
Midnite Cruiser
The Outcasts
Protex
Rudi
Ruefrex
Speed
Stiff Little Fingers
The Undertones

 

SCOTLAND

1st Offence
The Actives
Alternative
The Alternators
A.O.A.
Barbed Wire
Bee Bee Cee
Chaotic Youth
The Drive
The Exile
The Exploited
External Menace
Fun City
Johnny And The Self Abusers
Neon Barbs
Oi Polloi
PVC2
The Rezillos
Sad Society
Shake
Skids
Subs
Twisted Nerve
The Valves
The Visitors
Youthanasia
Youthanasia PX

SPAIN

Sex Beatles

 

SWEDEN

Anti Cimex
Asta Kask
Attentat
Bizex-B
Mob 47
The Rude Kids

 

SWITZERLAND

Abgas
Nasal Boys

 

USA

8 Eyed Spy
45 Grave
100 Flowers
Abandoned
Absence Of Malice
The Abused
Accelerators
The Accident
The Accüsed
Action Swingers
Active Ingredients
A.D's
Tony Adolescent & The Flower Leperds
Adolescents
Adrenalin O.D.
The Adults
ADZ
Agent Orange
Rikk Agnew
Agnostic Front
Agression
Alan Milman Sect
Alice Bag Band
ALL
The Alley Cats
GG Allin
Alloy
Amoebas in Chaos
¡Anarchy 6!
Angry Red Planet
Angry Samoans
Anti-Heros
Anti Scrunti Faction
Antidote
Annie Anxiety
Any Three Initials
Art
Art Only Band In The World
Articles of Faith
Artless
Attitude Adjustment
Authorities
Avengers
The B-52's
Bad Brains
Bad Religion
The Bags
Bedlam
Befour Three O'Clock
Beirut Slump
Jello Biafra
Big Boys
Black Flag
Black Randy & Metrosquad
Blondie
Breakouts
The Brigade
CH3
Channel 3
The Cheifs
The Child Molesters
Circle Jerks
Circle One
C.O.C.
The Controllers
Corrosion of Conformity
Wayne / Jayne County
The Crewd!
Crime
The Crowd
Crucifix
The Crucifucks
Chris D.
De De Troit & The Car-Tunes
The Dead Boys
Dead Kennedys
The Deadbeats
Decry
Dix Denney and John Denney
Descendents
Devo
D.I.
The Dickies
Dicks
The Dictators
The Dils
Dim Stars
Divine Horsemen
Double-O
Eddie And The Subtitles
The Effigies
Eyes
False Prophets
Fear
Feederz
The Flesh Eaters
Flipper
Klaus Flouride
Flower Leperds
F-Word
Genocide
Genöcide
Germs
Geza X & The Mommy Men
Greg Graffin
Half Japanese
Richard Hell
Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Hüsker Dü
Hypnotics
If-Then-Else
(Impatient) Youth
The Insurgence
JFA
Junior Achievement
KAOS
Kraut
Legal Weapon
The Lewd
Bruce Lose
The Lovedolls
Lydia Lunch
Mad Parade
Man-Ka-Zam
Meat Puppets
M.I.A.
The Middle Class
Minor Threat
MinuteFlag
The Minutemen
The Mob
Modern Warfare
Mutants
Negative Trend
The Neon Boys
Nip Drivers
No Labels
No Rock Stars
The Nuns
The Offs
Outer Circle
Pleased Youth
The Plugz
Poison Idea
Iggy Pop
Pure Hell
Queer Pills
The Queers
Ramones
Randoms
Really Red
Red Cross
Redd Kross
Rejectors
RF7
Rhino 39
Rik L. Rik
The Rotters
Rozz And Negative Trend
The Salvation Army
Screeching Weasel
Second Wind
Shattered Faith
Sin 34
Skafish
The Skulls (California)
Skulls (New Jersey)
The Sleepers
S.O.A.
Social Distortion
Sorry
SS-20
The Stains
State Of Alert
Stepmothers
Stranglehold
Super Heroines
Superman's Girlfriend
Symbol Six
Target 13
Teenage Jesus And The Jerks
Television
Tex And The Horseheads
Toxic Reasons
True Sounds Of Liberty
T.S.O.L.
The Urinals
U.X.A.
The Victims (New Jersey)
VKTMS
Vomit Pigs
Chuck Wagon
The Weirdos
Whipping Boy
White Flag
White Pride
The Witch Trials
Würm
Geza X
Youth Brigade (Los Angeles)
Youth Brigade (Washington DC)
The Zarkons
Zero Boys
The Zeros
 

WALES

The Abnormal
The Abs
The Alarm
The Allies
Anhrefn
Icons Of Filth
Krypton Tunes
The Mirrors
No Choice
The Partisans
Picture Frame Seduction
The Secluded
Society's Rejects
The Table


WEST GERMANY

Die Alliierten
Balls
Big Balls
Big Balls and the Great White Idiot

 

 

BANDS BY GENRE

PROTO PUNK / PUB ROCK / PUNK 1976-1979 / PUNK 1980-1986 / NEW WAVE / POST-PUNK/MESSTHETICS / HARDCORE / OI! / ANARCHO / TRALLPUNK / DEATHROCK/GOTH / BANDS POST 1986

It's worth noting that some bands moved from one genre to another (i.e. Abgas started off as punk but went post-punk) and some bands straddled genres so closely that it made to include them in more than one genre (i.e. Skids, The Rezillos and The Stranglers are all listed as both punk and new wave).

PROTO-PUNK

Not a genre, but a catch-all term for those bands pre-dating the Sex Pistols etc and having a sound that would greatly influence (or pre-echo) punk.

Death
The Dictators
Die Electric Eels
The MC5
The Modern Lovers
The Neon Boys
New York Dolls
The Stooges
Stormtrooper

 

PUB ROCK

A slightly disparaging term for UK bands in immediate pre-punk period (1971-1975) which played fast rhythm 'n' blues in sweaty pubs, largely as a reaction against prog rock and glam rock. The earliest bands on this circuit were Eggs Over Easy, regulars at the Tally Ho in Kentish Town, followed by Bees Make Honey, Ducks Deluxe and others. The biggest pub band was Dr Feelgood, who enjoyed considerable success before punk arrived. The band venues were the Hope and Anchor (in Islington), the Red Lion, the Nashville, Dingwalls, the Half Moon and the Kensington. Quite a lot of early punk bands had a pub rock influence.

The 101'ers
The Addix
The Bishops
The Count Bishops
Dr Feelgood
The Drug Addix
Eddie & The Hot Rods
Kilburn And The High Roads
The Gorillas
The Hammersmith Gorillas
Roogalator

PUNK

By which I mean the sound typified by the Ramones, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Dead Boys, The Damned, The Clash, Eater, The Drones and Germs. Some of these bands (The Stranglers, Undertones) are also considered new wave (see below). Some bands, however, were a bit stranger (Devo), and some very early punks swiftly expanded beyond the classic punk sound (Television, who were noisy when they formed) or never really sounded like trad punk but helped create it anyway (Patti Smith). These latter ones were formed too early to be considered new wave, but whenever I get around to including Talking Heads (who formed early) I'll put them in the new wave section because they definitly did not sound punk.

Then there's the second bunch of bands, prominent from 1980 onwards, who took the punk sound, updated it for the 80's, adopted the leather jacket/mohawk/idiot image and released records mainly on independents. Top of the tree here were The Exploited and Discharge. This second bunch does not include sub-genres such as anarcho punk, Oi! and hardcore.

1976-1979

999
The Accelerators
The Accident
Accident on the East Lancs
Acme Sewage Co.
Active Dog
A.D. 1984
Adam And The Ants
The Addix
The Adicts
The Adults
The Adverts
Alan Milman Sect
Alice Bag Band
Alley Cats
The Allies
Alternative TV
The Alternators
Amazing Space Frogs
Amazorblades
The Amber Squad
Angelic Upstarts
Anorexia (Birmingham, West Midlands)
Anti-Social
Armed Force
The Art Attacks
Arthur Comics
Asphalt Jungle
Attempted Moustache
Attentat
Auntie Pus
Avengers
The Bags
The Balls
Honey Bane
The Banned
The Bears
Bee Bee Cee
Big Balls
Big Balls and the Great White Idiot
Big In Japan
Black Randy & Metrosquad
The Blanks
Bleach Boys
Blitzkrieg Bop
The Bloodclots
Blunt Instrument
Born B.C.
The Boys
Breakouts
Bullets
Cane
Cash Pussies
Chartreuse
Cheetahs
The Cheifs
Chelsea
The Child Molesters
Chron Gen
The Cigarettes
John Cooper Clarke
The Clash
Cock Sparrer
Cockney 'n' Westerns
The Condemned
The Controllers
Controls
The Cortinas
Wayne County And The Electric Chairs
Crime
Crisis
The Crowd (USA)
The Crowd (UK)
The Curse
Cyanide
The Cybermen
The Damned
Dangerous Girls
The Dark
The Dead Boys
The Deadbeats
Defiant
Demon Preacher
The Demons
Dix Denney and John Denney
The Depressions
Devo
The Dickies
The Dils
The Diodes
Dirty Dog
The DP's
The Drive
The Drones
The Duggie Briggs Band
The Dyaks
The Electric Chairs
Elton Motello
Elizabeth
The Exile
The Exits ( Newcastle-under-Lyme)
Eyes
The Fakes
Patrik Fitzgerald
The Freeze
The Friendly Hopefuls
Front
Fruit Eating Bears
Fun City
F-Word
FX
Garbo's Celluloid Heroes
Gate Crashers
Gen X
Generation X
Germs
Geza X & The Mommy Men
Girls At Our Best
Dave Goodman and Friends
Gordon The Moron
Great British Heroes
Grinder
Handbag
Charlie Harper
The Head
Headache
Richard Hell
Helmettes
Henry Essence
The Hoax
Horrorcomic
The Idols
(Impatient) Youth
The Jerks
Jilted John
Joe Cool And The Killers
Johnny And The Self Abusers
Johnny Moped
The Jolt
The K9's
KAOS
Billy Karloff & The Extremes
Billy Karloff & The Goats
Billy Karloff Band
The Killers
Killjoys
King
Krypton Tunes
Last Words
Le Ritz
Left Hand Drive
The Lewd
The Leyton Buzzards
Lockjaw
London
Lucy
The Lurkers
The Machines
Magic Michael
Man-Ka-Zam
Maniacs
Manufactured Romance
Martin And The Brownshirts
Matt Black & The Doodlebugs
Maxim's Trash
Mean Street
The Members
Menace
Metal Urbain
Midnite Cruiser
The Mirrors
The Models
The Molesters
Mutants (UK)
Nasal Boys
Nazis Against Fascism
Negative Trend
Neo
Neon Hearts
Nipple Erectors
The Nips
No Choice
Norman And The Hooligans
The Nosebleeds
The Now
The Nuns
Gene October
The Offs
The Outcasts
The Outsiders
The Panik
The Pathetix
Penetration
Physicals
The Pigs
The Plague
Plastix
The Plugz
Pneumania
Iggy Pop
The Pork Dukes
The Prats
The Prefects
The Professionals
Proles
Protex
Pseudo Existors
Psykik Volts
Puncture
Pure Hell
PVC2
The Radiators From Space
Radio Active
Radio Blank
Ramones
Randoms
Raped
Razar
Red Letters
The Red Lights
The Reducers
Revenge
The Rezillos
Rich Kids
Rik L Rik
Rikki And The Last Days Of Earth
Rikki Sylvan And The Last Days
The Rings
The Ripchords
The Rotters
The Rowdies (London)
The Rowdies (Vale of Evesham)
Rozz And Negative Trend
The Rude Kids
Rudi
Ruefrex
Ruts
Ruts D.C.
The Saints
Satan's Rats
Rat Scabies
The Scabs
The Scars
Schoolgirl Bitch
Scrotum Poles
The Seize
Sex Pistols
Sham 69
The Shapes
The Sick Things
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Skids
Skrewdriver
Skunks
Slaughter
Slaughter & The Dogs
Slime
The Slits
TV Smith
The Snivelling Shits
Sods (Denmark)
The Sods (UK)
Sofisticatos
Some Chicken
Sounder
Speed
Spitfire Boys
Stiff Little Fingers
Stinky Toys
The Stoat
The Stranglers
Pete Stride And John Plain
The Subhumans (Canada)
Suburban Studs
Subs
Subway Sect
Sunset Boys
Superman's Girlfriend
The Table
Tax Exiles
The Teardrops
Television
Tickets
The Tights
TV Smith's Explorers
TVn: Orjat
Ugly
The UK Subs
The Undertones
The Unwanted
The Urinals
The Users
V2
The Valves
Vermilion
Vermilion And The Aces
The Vibrators
Vice Creems
Victim
Victimize
The Victims (New Jersey, USA)
The Visitors (Scotland)
VKTMS
Vomit Pigs
The Wall
Warsaw Pakt
The Wasps
Weirdos
White SS
Wire
X (USA)
Geza X
X-Ray Spex
X.S. Energy
The Xtraverts
The Yobs
The Zeros (UK)
The Zeros (USA)
The Zips
 

1980-1986

1st Offence
3rd Party
16 Guns
A Few Tears
A.D's
Abgas
The Abductors (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)
The Abductors (Nottingham)
The Abnormal
Abrasive Wheels
The Abs
The Accursed!
Acid Attack
Act Of Defiance
Action Pact!
The Actives
Ad Nauseam
AD-X
Aftermath UK
Anhrefn
Anabollic Steroids
Anarchist Attack
Animal Farm
Anti Establishment
Anti-Nowhere League
Anti-Pasti
Anti-State Control
Antibody
Attila the Stockbroker
Avoid
Barbed Wire
Bizex-B
Black Easter
Blood And Thunder
Butcher
Cadaverous Clan
Carnage
Catch 22
Chaos U.K.
Chaotic Dischord
Chaotik Dischord
Chaotic Youth
Charge
Charged G.B.H.
The Clergy
Court Martial
Criminal Justice
The Cult Maniax
Dead Katss
Dead Man's Shadow
The Deceased
Decontrol
Demob
Disorder
Disturbance
Drongos For Europe
Eddie And The Subtitles
The Ejected
Embryo
Emergency
The Enemy
English Dogs
Epidemic
Expelled
Exploited
External Menace
Fenzyx
The Fits
Fungus
G.B.H.
Genocides
The Gymslips
Iconoclasts
The Insane
Jump Squad
Last Rough Cause
The Len Bright Combo
Mad Parade
Mania
Mau Maus
Mayhem
No Future UK
No Remorse
No Respect
The Noise
Obscene Females
Paranoia
The Partisans
Peroxide
Phantoms Of The Underground
Picture Frame Seduction
Primtive
Production House
Protest
Public Disturbance
Rabid
The Rat And The Whale
Resistance 77
Roses Are Red
Sad Society
The Satellites
Sex Aids
Social Disease
Society's Rejects
Special Duties
The Straps
Subculture
Subvert
T.D.A.
Tenpole Tudor
Nik Toczek
The Troops
The Troops Of Tomorrow
The Tudors
Ultra-Violent
Undead
Under The Gun
The Underdogs
The Untouchables
Uproar
Urban Dogs
The Varukers
Vice Squad
The Wanderers
Xtract
 

NEW WAVE

"New wave" was initially a phrase used to describe all the new bands forming in '76/77, as in "there's a new wave of bands". It was then used as a term to describe bands which had the influence of punk - short hair, short songs - but were much more commercial sounding and radio friendly. Classic examples are The Knack, The Boomtown Rats and Elvis Costello. Also prone to more obvious sixties influences and use of synthesisers.

The Accidents
The Aces
Action Replay
Active Ingredients
The Addix
Advertising
The Alarm
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
Barry Andrews
Andy Arthur
Automatics (UK)
The B-52's
The B Girls
The Barracudas
Befour Three O'Clock
Bethnal
Blondie
The Boomtown Rats
Brainiac 5
Bullets
Buzz
The Carpettes
Celia & The Mutations
The Chuddy Nuddies
John Cooper Clarke
Hugh Cornwell
Elvis Costello
The Cuban Heels
Dead Fingers Talk
Deaf School
Devo
The Doctors
Doctors Of Madness
The Dodgems
The Doll
The DP's
The Drug Addix
John Du Cann
Ian Dury
Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Ian Dury And The Music Students
The Edge
Elton Motello
The Exits (Battersea, London)
The Flys
Jeff Hill
Holly & The Italians
Steve Hooker & The Heat
Steve Hooker Band
Jabberwock
Janie Jones & The Lash
Jet Bronx
Jet Bronx And The Forbidden
The Jive Bureaux
Jo Callis S.H.A.K.E. Project
Johnny Japes And His Jesticles
Nick Lowe
The Luxury Item
Masterswitch
Misspent Youth
Model Mania
Neon Barbs
New Hearts
Nicky And The Dots
The Out
Plastic Bertrand
The Pointed Sticks
Public Zone
The Radiators
Radio Stars
The Resistance
The Rezillos
Rikki & The Numbers
The Rivvits
Jonny Rubbish
The Salvation Army
Sex Beatles
Shake
The Shepherds Bush Comets
Skafish
Skids
The Soft Boys
Speedometers
The Spics
Stadium Dogs
Starship
The Stiffs
The Stranglers
The Stukas
Studio Sweethearts
Tanz Der Youth
Target 13
The Three Wise Men
Trash
Tubeway Army
Undertones
The Vapors
Chuck Wagon
The Waitresses
Larry Wallis
Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies
Wreckless Eric
XTC
The Yachts
Robert Nat Young
Zones
 

POST-PUNK / MESSTHETICS

Wikipedia: Post-punk (originally "new musick"[2]) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the traditional garage rock template of punk to pursue a variety of radical sensibilities. Attempting to break from rock cliché and subvert conventions, post-punk artists experimented with sources such as electronic music, black dance styles, and the avant-garde, as well as novel recording technology and production techniques. Artists also crossed their work with with art and politics, drawing widely on ideas from critical theory, modernist art, and literature. Communities that produced independent record labels, visual art, multimedia performances and fanzines developed in conjunction with these musical developments.

I've also included bands commonly lumped together under the term Messthetics. These bands made cheaply recorded records and released them on D.I.Y. labels, but for one reason or another - usually lack of musical expertise - did not fit into the standard punk bracket.

8 Eyed Spy
100 Flowers
Abgas
The Afflicted
Afflicted Man
Alternative TV
Amoebas in Chaos
Androids Of Mu
Any Three Initials
Annie Anxiety
Arch Criminals
Athletico Spizz 80
Avant Gardener
(Ye) Avant Gardener(s)
Beirut Slump
The Birthday Party
The Boys Next Door
Jean Jacques Burnel
Catwax Axe Co.
The Cravats
The Cravats DCL
Cuddly Toys
The Desperate Bicycles
English Subtitles
The Evening Outs
Gang Of Four
Garbo
The Good Missionaries
Half Japanese
High Speed & The Afflicted Man
I Jog And The Tracksuits
If-Then-Else
I'm Dead
Kalashnikov
Bruce Lose
Lydia Lunch
Magazine
Amerigo Marras and Bruce Eves
The Mekons
Metal Urbain
MinuteFlag
Murder The Disturbed
Mutants (USA)
Outer Circle
Public Image Limited
Punilux
Punishment Of Luxury
Siouxsie & The Banshees
The Sleepers
The Slits
Snatch
Spizz Oil
Spizz Orbit
Spizzenergi
Spizzenergi: 2
The Spizzles
Poly Styrene
Swell Maps
Tagmemics
Teenage Jesus And The Jerks
Telescope
Television Personalities
Tiger Lily
The Tracksuits
Tubeway Army
Ultravox!
The Urinals
Wire
The Witch Trials
 

HARDCORE

These bands took the punk template and simply played it really, really fast. 30 second songs not uncommon. They didn't go in for fancy production techniques and many bands released records on their own labels. Top bands: Black Flag, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Descendents and Hüsker Dü. You'll have your own favourites.

Abandoned
Absence Of Malice
The Abused
Accelerators
The Accüsed
Tony Adolescent & The Flower Leperds
Adolescents
Adrenalin O.D.
ADZ
Agent Orange
Rikk Agnew
Agnostic Front
Agression
GG Allin
¡Anarchy 6!
Angry Red Planet
Angry Samoans
Anti Cimex
Anti Scrunti Faction
Antidote
Art
Art Only Band In The World
Articles of Faith
Artless
Attitude Adjustment
Authorities
Bad Brains
Bad Religion
Bedlam
Big Boys
Black Flag
The Brigade
CH3
Channel 3
Circle Jerks
Circle One
C.O.C.
Corrosion of Conformity
The Crewd!
Crucifix
The Crucifucks
Chris D.
De De Troit & The Car-Tunes
Dead Kennedys
Decry
Descendents
D.I.
Dicks
Divine Horsemen
D.O.A.
Double-O
The Effigies
False Prophets
Fear
Feederz
The Flesh Eaters
Flipper
Klaus Flouride
Flower Leperds
Genocide
Genöcide
Hüsker Dü
Hypnotics
JFA
Junior Achievement
Kraut
Legal Weapon
The Lovedolls
Mau Maus
Meat Puppets
M.I.A.
The Middle Class
Minor Threat
MinuteFlag
Minutemen
The Mob (USA)
Mob 47
Modern Warfare
Nip Drivers
No Labels
No Rock Stars
Nomeansno
The Offs
Pleased Youth
Poison Idea
Queer Pills
The Queers
Randy Rampage
Really Red
Red Cross
Redd Kross
Rejectors
RF7
Rhino 39
Second Wind
Shattered Faith
Sin 34
S.O.A.
Social Distortion
Some Weird Sin
Sorry
SS-20
The Stains
State Of Alert
Stepmothers
Stranglehold
Symbol Six
Tex And The Horseheads
Toxic Reasons
True Sounds Of Liberty
T.S.O.L.
U.X.A.
Whipping Boy
White Flag
White Pride
Würm
Youth Brigade (Los Angeles)
Youth Brigade (Washington DC)
Zero Boys
 

OI!

The 1977 punk sound as played by morons obsessed with violence, football and beer. Usually played pretty slowly. It's hard to think of Oi! without thinking of gorillas, but some of these bands - Cockney Rejects, The Business, The Last Resort and The 4-Skins - were excellent. I love it.

The 4 Skins
A.B.H.
Accused (England)
The Adicts
AD-X
Die Alliierten
Angela Rippon's Bum
Antisocial
Attak
Betrayed
Bleed
Blitz
Blitzkrieg
The Blood
The Burial
The Business
Case
Clockwork Soldiers
Cock Sparrer
Cockney Rejects
Combat 84
Coming Blood
Crossed Hammers
Gary And The Gonads
The Gonads
The Gymslips
Infa-Riot
The Infas
The Last Resort
The Magnificent Gonads
Mania
Max 'n' Gal (The Brothers Gonad)
Millwall Roi's Last Resort
Peter And The Test Tube Babies
The Plastic Gangsters
Red Alert
Splodge
Max Splodge
Splodgenessabounds
The Violators
Warrior
 

ANARCHO

Led by Crass, anarcho was punk's political (left) wing, dedicated to smashing the system. Not for them the glossy allure of major labels, these bands dressed in black (Rubella Ballet notably excepted), frowned upon rockisms, housed their records in black-and-white sleeves and wondered why we couldn't all just love each other. War, animal rights, nuclear power, sexual freedom and deadly earnestness were the order of the day. Top bands (after Crass): Poison Girls, Conflict, Flux of Pink Indians, Subhumans, and (even though I don't actually like them much) The Mob.

4 Minute Warning
7th Plague
The A-Heads
Abstract Critique
Accumulative Poison
Active Minds
Admit You're Shit (A.Y.S.)
Alternative
Amebix
Anathema
Anthrax
Anti-System
Antidote (Netherlands/England)
Antisect
Annie Anxiety
A.O.A.
The A.P.F. Brigade
The Apostles
Armchair Power
The Assassins
Assassins Of Hope
Atrox
Awake Mankind
A.Y.S. (Admit You're Shit)
Chumbwamba
Conflict
Crass
Culture Shock
D & V
Dirt
The Disrupters
The Epileptics
Exit-Stance
Faction
'Fatal' Microbes
Pete Fender
Flux Of Pink Indians
Icon
Icon A.D.
Icons Of Filth
The Licks
The Mental
The Mob
Danbert Nobacon
Oi Polloi
Omega Tribe
Passion Killers
Poison Girls
Potential Victims
Reality Control
Riot/Clone
Rubella Ballet
Rudimentary Peni
The Secluded
Shock To The System
Skin Disease
The Snipers
Stupid Humans
Subhumans
Terminal Disaster
Nik Toczek
X-Cretas
The Xpozez
XS
Youthanasia
Youthanasia PX
Zounds
 

TRALLPUNK

A Swedish punk sub-genre: fast melodic hardcore with a slight metal influence.

Asta Kask

 

DEATHROCK / GOTH

A but like post-punk but even less entertaining and (usually) more doom-laden, but also tongue-in-cheek. Although commonly associated with Los Angeles and groups such as 45 Grave and Christian Death, it also thrived in the London club The Batcave. In the UK some exponents of the genre were briefly referred to as "positive punk".

Alien Sex Fiend
45 Grave
Blood And Roses
Brigandage
Christian Death
Kommunity FK
Pompeii 99
Ritual
Sex Gang Children
Skulls (New Jersey)
Southern Death Cult
Specimen
Super Heroines
Twisted Nerve
UK Decay
The Zarkons
 

BANDS POST-1986

Action Swingers
The Aints
ALL
Anti-Heros
Argy Bargy
Armitage Shanks
Jello Biafra
Dim Stars
God's Lonely Men
Greg Graffin
The Hanson Brothers
The Insurgence
Lard
Screeching Weasel
The Skulls (California)
 

 

 

 

 

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