Greatest Pure Punk BandsA list of the greatest punk bands of all time. By greatest, I mean the GREATEST, not the most popular. This list is of quality of records, not quantity of record sold.
Rules of List:
1. No emo (My Chemical Romance, The Used, Fall Out Boy, etc)
2. No screamo (Story Of The Year, Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights, etc)
3. No pop punk (Green Day, Blink-182, Sum 41, Simple Plan, etc)
The Top Ten
Great punk! Controversial too which punk was meant to be!
Only true pure punk band. Best band ever...
THE punk band. Gnarly, snarling, yet intelligent and so full of power. Screw pop punk, sex pistols, Ramones, and dead kennedys are the real deal punk.
good "ENGLISH" punk band. one of the earliest also
So happy the Ramones are at the top. They're my favourite band. They started punk. If it wasn't for them, a lot of bands would be much different.
they influenced most who came after them: for example Green Day, but also many others pure punk-rockers!
Searching this list for so many years. Anyway, they should be on top. Though they didn't use cuss words that much, but they had meaningful songs. Plus their instrumental are far better than Sex Pistols. - zxm
Ramones and Sex Pistols are everything to punk. Without them there is no punk. Proto punk bands kinda have the sound but are missing important elements the both Ramones and Pistols exemplify.
Can somebody please get rid of those green day posers of this list
Saw these guys back in the day. This, my friends, is punk!
they are THE greatest punk band ever frankenchrist and fresh fruit for rotting vegetables are two of the greatest punk albums ever made
Pure west coast punk, easy top ten
They embodied punk.
DKs are number one, with a bullet!
That's awful, green day semm to haunt every single punk list (well, except "british punk bands from the 70s and 80s"). The Clash, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys and so on are "real" punk, but green day? No way!
The Clash is the real thing! I agree with everyone else who wants Green Day (and other punk/poser bands) off these punk lists.
The best punk band. Influenced the punk movement and brought a variety of sounds. Should have hung it up post Mick Jone's. Rip Joe Strummer
This is just a punk rock band playing for the people who can tell something's wrong.
The best punk rock band ever, with no discussion.
Uh, where is Pennywise - Hun20ter
The pioneers who got scalped.
I love these guys, but this list specifically said not 2 put these guys. Come on read the description!
They are not pure punk, they are not punk rock, they are a pop punk band ( they've made it into MTV! And that's not being punk for me! ).
Sorry children, but these guys are not worthy of any punk list.
Dummies... It's not pure punk, it's poser punk! - Biff_Copher
Deserves a way higher rating. Come on, bands like Green Day before rise against? That is a shame. At least no bad bands in the top three anyway. To rise against: In my opinion one of the best bands in the world, great hardcore songs in the early albums, then a little bit more focus on melody and variety and also some slower songs. Lyrics and tim's vocals are absolutely epic.
Sorry to say, I don't think rise against have a spot on this list. Rise Against is a mainstream rock band. They've take melodic hardcore to a whole new level of melodic to the point where the only thing remotely punk rock about then is the drum lines. - SmileyStudios
One of the best punk bands of all time!
Simply the best punk band!
Misfits- An epic band that known they didn't fit in but still produced amazing music in their musical era.
The only band on this list (with Fugazi) who has never turned into a joke by reforming to play in front of dumb hipsters.
The Best Punk band to come out of Northern Ireland and are still going strong
FALLS FOUL OF THE RULES OF THE LIST!
Great lyrics with rather good instrument playing seeing as though some of the band were originally very poor at their instruments! I am pretty sure they won't get to number 1 but still definitely worth a mention!
T.V. smith is pure PUNK!
Should be higher on the list! Just so many great songs!
Shoul be at least in #2!
What is more punk rock than 4 nihilist guys that plays garage punk? They're so simple, but their emotions are so pure.. I mean.. there's no more punk thing than show your real emotions.. listen to "here comes a regular".. THIS IS PUNK.
The purest punk band ever to come out of Germany.
For 40 years now, spreading their socialist, anti-fascism and anti-police-oppression philosophy, staying true to their punk-roots and live just as brilliant nowadays if not even better.
By next year, it'll be 40 years of keeping the spirit of punk alive and still going strong.
The purest punk band ever to come out of Ireland!
Certainly one of the purest Anarcho-Punk bands from UK '77, still going strong. (Again! )
Some of the purest punk I've heard in my opinion. My favorite of theirs is Black Me Out. excellent song no frillies just straight up angst and sticking it to those dicks in your life that you just want to destroy. love it! - doctor11