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80S PUNK GUITARISTS

These 15 punk guitarists of the ’80s set the standards for the future

Welcome to Alternative Press’ list of the 15 greatest punk guitarists of the ’80s. As the timeline shifted from the ’70s into the new...
SST RECORDS

These 10 SST Records releases defined ’80s punk and beyond

These 10 albums represent SST Records’ greatest achievements. Greg Ginn began Solid State Tuners at age 12 as a mail-order electronics business still thriving...
DESCENDENTS ORAL HISTORY

Milo first heard Descendents’ debut album at a stranger’s house in college

Maybe you’re a grizzled punk lifer who hates the kids. Perhaps you came of a certain age where you use the term ”melodic hardcore”...

The best punk albums of 1984 were leaner, meaner and so much weirder

The Sex Pistols may have cheerfully sang "No future for you" back in 1977. But in the '80s, an entire generation lived in fear...
Dead Kennedys

These 15 punk albums from 1985 are the roots of alternative rock 

The year is 1985: Punk's now 10 years old and changing again. Hardcore was now a formula: 1. Pick a seemingly random number of...

These 15 punk albums from 1983 will still floor you decades later

In the '80s, many a cloth-eared critic and social dullard thought punk was just a mindless fad. Here in 2020, we know better than...

Before Burning Man and Lollapalooza, there was Desolation Center

In recent years, massive gatherings and festivals such as Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella have become destination events that draw thousands. However, the roots...

These 12 punk albums of 1981 are rich in sound and fury

Welcome to our look-back video at some of the best 1981 punk albums. While the foundation of punk rock was already in place by...

These 14 punk albums of 1984 made the year heavier and meaner

First, some background about the motives of punk albums of 1984. Jello Biafra, in the Dead Kennedys' masterly 1979 debut single “California Über Alles,”...
Henry Rollins Black Flag 1983

These 15 punk records from 1981 have some of the year’s best music

1981 was the year hardcore engulfed everything punk. Skanking pit warriors swarmed a stage at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. England had its...