Henry Rollins’ 20 favorite punk albums

July 12, 2013 by Bridjet Mendyuk

Henry Rollins’ 20 favorite punk albums

Henry Rollins may not be making music anymore, but the L.A. Weekly columnist did list his favorite 20 punk albums yesterday. Check out the list below or click here to check out the article:

"Rollins: This list is in no particular order. Lists like these often get confusing because they beg the question, what is Punk? Could Wire, also be considered Post Punk? Where do you put bands like PIL, Joy Division, Television, Patti Smith, Suicide, and Killing Joke? What about Gang of Four, 999 and the Banshees?

For me, as a lean definition, I go by the classic UK 1977 graduating class, Pistols, Clash, etc., and go from there. Beyond that, there were a lot of great Punk Rock bands who never made full albums. The Machines, The Killjoys, Some Chicken, and countless others. So many great bands and great records in this genre and the surrounding/resulting genres. Best bet is just to get the music playing for as long as possible."

The Clash "The Clash" (1977)

Generation X "Generation X" (1977)

The Adverts "Crossing the Red Sea" (1978)

X Ray Spex "Germ Free Adolescents" (1978)

The Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bullocks" (1977)

The Ramones "The Ramones" (1976)

Eater "The Album" (1977)

The Damned "Damned Damned Damned" (1977)

The Fall "Hex Enduction Hour" (1982)

The Buzzcocks "Another Music In A Different Kitchen" (1978)

The Saints "(I'm) Stranded" (1977)

UK Subs "Another Kind of Blues" (1979)

Wire "Pink Flag" (1977)

The Lurkers "Fulham Fallout" (1978)

Alternative TV "The Image Has Cracked" (1978)

The Ruts "The Crack" (1979)

The Germs "GI" (1979)

X "Los Angeles" (1980)

The Minutemen "The Punchline" (1981)

Stiff Little Fingers "Inflammable Material" (1979)

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