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4 Skins, The

The undisputed heroes of the early 80s skinhead scene, The 4 Skins were one of the mainstays of the second-wave of British punk commonly known as Oi! They endured...

999

999 formed in London in May 1977. Led by vocalist/guitarist Nick Cash (a onetime student at the Canterbury College of Art under the tutelage of Ian...

Abrasive Wheels

Shonna Rzonca Vocals Dave Ryan Guitar Harry Harrison Bass Nev Nevison Drums  

Action Pact

London's Action Pact were fronted by exuberant vocalist Alison 'George Cheex' Roberts and took their musical cues from the likes of The Ramones, The...

Adicts, The

The Adicts were a British punk quartet founded in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the late '70s by lead singer Monkey (Keith Warren), guitarist Pete Davison,...

Adverts, The

With their raw, enthusiastic immaturity, The Adverts were a bright but short-lived light of the punk era, and their bass player Gaye Advert (pictured)...

Angelic Upstarts

  The Angelic Upstarts were formed in South Shields (Tyneside) in 1978 after the initial punk explosion had hit London. Their first single The Murder of...

Anti-Nowhere League

In good punk tradition, the Anti-Nowhere League formed in Kent, England, in 1980 out of sheer boredom. The band members were old friends, congenital...

Anti-Pasti

Hailing from Derbyshire, England, Anti-Pasti were part of the commercially successful but critically reviled second wave of punk. The group signed to the punk/heavy metal...

CBGBs

The New York club that propelled American rock into the 1970s by launching unsigned and untried bands such as Television, Talking Heads and The Ramones, was started by...

Chaotic Dischord

A bunch of complete punk loonies from Bristol who started out as Vice Squad's road crew plus some mates. The line-up eventually settled down as Ampex,...

Chelsea

A punk outfit formed in London in 1977 by vocalist Gene October. Original members Billy Idol and Tony James swiftly departed to form Generation X, but...

Chron Gen (Chronic Generation)

This energetic punk band originated from Hitchin in Hertfordshire in 1978, and kept their good-natured Sex Pistols-inspired vision active well into the mid-1980s. The band released...

Crass

Crass was formed in 1978 by Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud, who lived a commune-type life in a farmhouse called Dial House at North Weald...

Damned, The

The Damned formed in London in 1976. Former cemetery worker and aspiring graphic artist Dave Vanian (abridged from 'Transylvanian'; real name Dave Lett) teamed...

Dead Kennedys

Formed in San Francisco in early 1978, the Dead Kennedys became American public enemy number one right from the start. A creation of Jello...

Exploited, The

You would be excused for thinking that a band who sing about kicking a Mod in the head to the tune of Jingle Bells, fronted...

GBH

In 1980, four Brummie drinking buddies got together and formed a band inspired by the mid-70's punk acts. Initially called Charged GBH, somehow this rowdy mob...

Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, The (1980)

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle was Malcolm McLaren's self-aggrandizing rewrite of recent history. His beloved Sex Pistols figured only as puppets, with McLaren tugging...

Johnny Moped

Johnny Moped formed in Croydon, south London, in 1974 and bridged the gap between mid-seventies pub rock and punk with their amalgam of free festival...

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Jubilee (1978)

Derek Jarman's eulogy to punk is very much a product of the art school spirit of the time: incredibly pretentious and never dull. In the...

Happiest Days Of your Life, The (1950)

Alastair Sim is headmaster of Nutbourne College, struggling with a wartime blunder which merges his all-male establishment with a girls' school, led by fearsome...

Electric Boogaloo (Breakdance 2) (1984)

This rapidly-released sequel to Breakdance (1984) finds the same lead characters using their dance talents once more to save their run-down community centre. Finding professional work...

Newsfront (1978)

Set in Australia in the late 1940s, before the coming of television, Newsfront opens with a spectacular montage of newsreel footage which establishes a rivalry between...

Jim’ll Fix It

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 9 4 (UK) Ex-radio DJ and Top Of The Pops host, Sir Jimmy Savile OBE, made dreams come true for hundreds...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a born con artist. When he's not talking a mile a minute to his girlfriend Sloan (Mia Sara) and...

George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show was just one more world to conquer for the legendary...