The 5 Best Punk Bands of All Time – Punk rock music became one of the most popular musical genres in the world today. Since its start, many punk bands are popular and widely known around the world. Some punk rock bands are famous for controversial lyrics as well as anti-mainstream music.
Punk music can be mixed with the rock genre, commonly called punk rock. Or even with the pop genre, commonly called pop punk genre.
The first punk music became popular in the ’70s. At that time there are many British punk bands who became pioneers, such as The Clash and S*x Pistols. There is also The Ramones, which is considered the first punk rock group in the United States.
The punk music genre became popular in the mid-90s, especially with the many popular bands from California such as Green Day, Rancid and The Offspring.
In the early 2000s two famous bands Sum 41 and Blink 182 were able to popularize punk music, so at that time many young people suddenly became punkers.
Then among the punk bands, which one of the best punk bands of all time?
This time we will make a list of the 5 best punk bands of all time, which inspired many punk bands today.
Best Punk Bands of All Time
5. The Misfits
In 1977, Glenn Danzig formed the band “The Misfits”. His name taken from one of the movies starring Marilyn Monroe, the horror genre. No wonder his early work was so ‘scary’. The lyrics are all about brutal or cruel murder. To the extent that the first two albums are not accepted by any record company. Until then in 1982, they managed to release “Walk Among Us”.
Danzig has been undergoing a solo career that keeps them apart. At the same time, there are famous bands like Guns N ‘Roses and Metallica. They claimed to be inspired by The Misfits.
4. The Clash
The clash is a British punk rock band. His personnel consist of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Nick Headon. He is often regarded as the best punk band of all time. Some of the hits produced by The Clash include London Calling, Should I Stay or Should I Go, I Fought the Law, Train in Vain, White Riot.
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3. S*x Pistols
Many things that make us focus on the band. Whether it’s his dress, his hairstyle, his appearance, his controversial or bad habits in drug abuse.
In the midst of their brief career, The S*x Pistols released only a few albums. But the work has had much impact until now.
After a vacuüm, the band reunited in 1996. The new look is not too noisy as it has been. They also made a change in bassist position, because Sid Vicious died in 1979 for an overdose.
2. The Ramones
The band seems to continue to be hit by a curse. Why not, for 20 years in their début periods, their single never moved from 66th grade upwards. Reach its show was not big, just a club. The situation is aggravated by the state of his personnel.
In 1996, they broke up in the midst of public indifference. Until finally the works they managed to turn things on. Their music featured on TV shows or movies.
Their consistency paid off, they received all-time awards in the Grammy and also entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s just Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny have died in 2001, 2002 and 2004.
Nevertheless, Ramones is one of the punk rock legend bands. And recognized by punk rock musicians today.
1. Green Day
Former “Sweet Children” who transformed into “Green Day”. The trio was formed from 1986. They had an independent label before switching to major labels in 1994.
The trio from California are very famous, both in the punk music industry or rock music. Green Day consists of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool. They became one of the best punk rock bands of all time, which still exists today.
Green Day’s best songs are Basket Case, American Idiot, She, Time of Your Life, Boulevard of Broken Dreams and When I Come Around.
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