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A few i still have on the racks!
Slaughter & The Dogs - Where Have All The Bootboys Gone.

999 - English Wipeout.

These were well worth catching live:
Raped - Cheap Night Out.
 

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I use to think Punk was a load of **** and still do to a certain extent. I was around as a 19-20 year old in London back in 1976-77 when punk and the Sex Pistols were all the rage but it passed me by but decades later if I'm in the mood I mite dig out and listen to the first Clash album or the first and second Stiff Little Fingers albums and also Sham 69.

Regarding The Clash I eventually got to like them on the whole although not strictly a punk band later on in the bands career although back in the mid/late 1970s and 1980s I wouldn't go anywhere near them!!.
 
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Good post E-Z..i embraced the New Wave/Punk scene...often doing The Roxy, Roundhouse, Dingwalls, Hope & Anchor etc...( never visted 100 Club.)
The Sex Pistols were to me then- just badge engineering, spin off bands and the Reggae scene was something else..i never did stretch to bondage trousers ..but did purchase tight suits and Bus uniforms etc...all 2nd hand Charity Shop jobs. The world was much larger then...and no self respecting pogo merchant would fail to listen to:
Kid Jensen from 8-10.
John Peel from 10-12.
Pop up labels and bands were the order of the day-
A few sprayed Doc Martens memories:
The Mekons - Where Were You?

999 - Feeling Alright With The Crew.

The Jam - In The City.
By 1977...cash killed the chaos and it all got commercial.
 

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Regarding The Jam?. Not strictly a 'punk rock band' but rode the wave of punk rock in the UK during 1977-78 to establish themselves with the 'kids' and yes they had several catchy songs like Going Underground, Down At The Tube Station At Midnight, Eton Rifles and a few others but after trying to get into them and their music on a couple of occasions in the past I personally didn't like the 2:30-3:00 minutes format of all their songs plus they were to well crafted for my ears plus I couldn't associate myself with the mod revival movement of the late 1970s in the UK.

Strangely though I thought Bruce Foxton became more interesting when he became a member of Stiff Little Fingers the Northern Irish punk outfit lead by Jake Burns.
 
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Very valid E-Z..weird how bands like The Jam, Tom Petty, The Rubinoos and Squeeze...all got labelled as punk.
Apart from The Beat i didn't fall for the Mod revival either.
Here's a fine song from a great artist- that was thrown into that new wave vortex...
Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions.
 

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