Best Skate Rock and Punk Bands of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".

Look up institutionalized and possessed to skate to find out why. this is to teen skaters of the 80's and 90's what in sync is to teen girls.

2 NOFX NOFX are an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike and guitarist Eric Melvin. Drummer Erik Sandin joined NOFX shortly after.

Finally! A top 10 punk bands with actual punk bands! I love all the bands on this list, but NOFX created skate punk


3 Black Flag Black Flag was an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Initially called Panic, the band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes in the band. They are widely considered to be one of more.

Hardcore sound, not skate punk. - JoLeKosovo

Best skate band and true classic.

4 Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.

Might not be in as many videos but many skaters listen to this to get pumped!

5 Bad Religion Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring three-part vocal harmonies, guitar solos and lyrics that often contain religious and political commentary.

Bad Religion's fast and agressive sound makes their material not just enjoyable, but also skateable. Also, their lyrics make you think, which is appealing.

Similar to minor threat. older album may be more appealing to punk rockers.

6 Bad Brains Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band's members have objected to this term to describe their music.

What's better than punk reggae mixed with some political views!

7 The Dead Kennedy's

Great music kinda with a so-cal or surfing vibe.

They are a great band. They even have a song in the game Tony Halk pro skater umm duh! If you haven't heard fresh fruit for rotting than go shoot yourself.

8 The Offspring The Offspring is an American punk rock band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1984. Formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland, bassist Greg K., lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada.

Just listen to All I want and see how skate punk they are

9 Minor Threat Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1980 in Washington, D.C. by vocalist Ian MacKaye and drummer Jeff Nelson.

Damn these guys are good. Such a shame they only ever had a half hour or so of music. They're often credited with being the original skate band, even though Bad Religion came first. Still think they're the best though!

Great music to jam to. used in many skate videos.

10 D.R.I. D.R.I. is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. As of 2015, the band comprises two of its founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Walter "Monsta" Ryan and bassist Harald Oimoen.

Combination of punk and thrash metal!

The Contenders

11 Lagwagon

Unbelievable that Lagwagon is this far down. Has anyone heard the trash album?

12 MxPx MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. The band has skate punk leanings, with connections to the pop punk scene.

The younger brother of Descendents basically

Great skate punk band, very influential.

13 Millencolin
14 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

If you listen to their album Dude ranch, it is the most skate punk album you can hear, with the offbeat snare drumming.

15 No Use for a Name
16 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist more.

These guys basically crafter the 21st Century by making these skater and surf anthems.

17 Less Than Jake

Person who said they weren't punk or skate punk clearly never heard the albums "hello rockview" and "losing streak" two of the albums I listened to the most during my skating days in the 90s.

Not punk or skate punk I believe

18 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

How do chilli peppers get a gig being a skate punk band, seriously love the band but they should'nt be on this list

19 Pennywise

Pennywise is amazing and a great skate punk band

20 Descendents The Descendents are a punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson.

Milo goes to college is still one of the most important punk Albums in history

21 The Shrine

Up and coming band surely to be one of the greats some day.

22 Angry Samoans The Angry Samoans are an American punk rock band from the first wave of American punk, formed in August 1978 in Los Angeles.
23 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
24 Goldfinger
25 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.
26 Infectious Grooves

Spin off of suicidal tendencies but a bit looser and more rhythm.

27 Waaves
28 7 Seconds
29 Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
30 Ministry Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.

A first in puck and machine, Ministry is for a lot reasons the first exp Industrial technotechno

31 No Fun at All
32 Propagandhi

Kinda new to the punk scene but they definitely represent all that is skate punk.

33 Skegss
34 Circle Jerks
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