Henry Rollins: i 20 dischi punk all time


Un anno e mezzo fa circa LA Weekly stilava la classifica dei 20 album punk più importanti della storia e immeditamente dopo chiedeva al mitico Henry Rollins di compilare la propria, quella di una vita. Riproponiamo allora i 20 dischi punk all time secondo l’indimenticato frontman dei Black Flag. Lo stesso artista americano spiega le scelte: 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)

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)

Pink Flag (1977)

The Lurkers
Fulham Fallout (1978)

Alternative TV
The Image Has Cracked (1978)

The Ruts
The Crack (1979)

The Germs
GI (1979)

Los Angeles (1980)

The Minutemen
The Punchline (1981)

Stiff Little Fingers
Inflammable Material (1979)