Earlier this month I wrote a piece for Louder Than War detailing the start of the punk movement (if you haven’t had a look yet, you can read my article by clicking here).
As part of my research for this piece for Louder Than War, I spent a long time pouring over the early proto-punk songs I used to spend so much time listening to.
This playlist features these top ten songs, along with some other gems from the period and into the punk era.
Here’s the tracklist, with the playlist at the bottom:
- Have Love Will Travel – The Sonics
- Roadrunner – The Modern Lovers
- She Does It Right – Dr Feelgood
- Can’t Seem To Make You Mine – The Seeds
- Search and Destroy – The Stooges
- Politicians In My Eyes – Death
- White Light/White Health – The Velvet Underground
- Kick Out The Jams – MC5
- Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
- My Generation – Patti Smith
- I’ll Never Get Over You – Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
- Psychotic Reaction – Count Five
- Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
- Typical Girls – The Slits
- Teenage Depression – Eddie & The Hot Rods
- (White Man) In Hamersmith Palais – The Clash
- 96 Tears – ? & The Mysterians
- Anarchy In The UK – Sex Pistols
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