Unlike many punk tunes, the best Stranglers songs got a grip on the charts, earning them an enormous fanbase which remains loyal to this day.
Shining in the glow of the punk revolution, Television’s 1977 debut album, ‘Marquee Moon’, illuminated the way for new wave and post-punk.
Recorded prior to the release of ‘Unknown Pleasures’, Joy Division’s Peel Sessions debut showed how rapidly the group were evolving.
Cathartic yet catchy, Joy Division’s debut single, Transmission, showed the group morphing into one of post-punk’s most important bands.
Ramones’ sublime third album, ‘Rocket To Russia’ didn’t shoot the group to fame and fortune, but it remains one of punk’s seminal records.
The Replacements’ third album, ‘Let It Be’, was a ‘dumb-smart’ leap for a band that legions of listeners would soon take to their hearts.
Released a decade after their breakthrough, Ramones’ ‘Halfway To Sanity’ album was the work of a group that ‘remained hungry’.
Recording their ‘Mondo Bizarro’ album with a new line-up, Ramones revitalised their sound at the start of a new decade.
Fast, furious and fantastic, Ramones’ self-titled debut album broke all the rules and drew up the blueprint for punk.
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