My favorite artists and bands probably come from a punk or post-punk influenced background. Chatting with Mannequin, whose name is derived from one of my favorite post-punk bands, Wire, it struck me that I have not been inspired to post any of my favorite songs because this genre does not appear to have it's own thread. In the spirit of the ACCs this week, this is decidedly unreasonable.
Please feel free to post your favorite punk or post-punk tunes which could include any band from the Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, (core punk bands) or even the New York Dolls, Stooges or Velvet Underground (pre-cursors to punk) to the post-modern punk influenced bands such as Joy Division, Wire, PIL (Public Image Limited), Magazine, Buzzcocks, Birthday Party, and beyond....
I'll start with one of my favorites:
Joy Division - Shadow Play - from Unknown Pleasures (1978)