The Roots Of American Punk

CBGB To The 9:30 To The Masque To 924 Gilman

With the recent pop punk playlist that came out, we decided to make one that goes back to some of the roots of American punk on both coasts.

1970s, 80s, & early 90s punk rock hailing from classic venues such as CBGB & Max’s Kansas City in NYC, the 9:30 Club in DC, The Masque in LA, and 924 Gilman St. in San Francisco make up the majority of the list, although we did sneak in a few other bands.

We grew up on this. We lived and breathed everything from hardcore punk to political punk and everything in between. We fit in when no one wanted us and we had nowhere to go. We demanded a place and we found ourselves. It wasn’t just a phase, and we’re still just as enthusiastic 40+ years later.

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The Roots Of American Punk Playlist

  • Patti Smith – Because the Night
  • Richard Hell – Blank Generation
  • Ramones – 53rd & 3rd
  • Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer
  • Dictators – The Minnesota Strip
  • Misfits – Vampira
  • Agnostic Front – Anthem
  • Sick Of It All – Injustice System!
  • Cro-Mags – See the Signs
  • S.O.D. – Kill Yourself
  • Murphy’s Law – Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In
  • Bad Brains – I Against I
  • Iron Cross – Crucified for Your Sins
  • S.O.A. – Public Defender
  • Teen Idles – Get Up and Go – Version
  • Marginal Man – Manipulator
  • Minor Threat – Steppin’ Stone
  • Black Flag – Revenge
  • Pennywise – Minor Threat
  • Bad Religion – Generator
  • The Vandals – I’ve Got An Ape Drape
  • Circle Jerks – Coup D’Etat
  • X – We’re Desperate
  • T.S.O.L. – Code Blue
  • Germs – Manimal
  • D.I. – Richard Hung Himself
  • Fear – I Love Livin’ In The City
  • Suicidal Tendencies – Subliminal
  • Adolescents – Wrecking Crew
  • Descendents – Suburban Home
  • Operation Ivy – Unity
  • Dead Kennedys – Kill The Poor
  • The Avengers – We Are The One
  • Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)?
  • MDC – John Wayne Was a Nazi
  • Rancid – I Wanna Riot
  • Green Day – Best Thing In Town
  • D.O.A.;Jello Biafra – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

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Jenn has been described as “the archetype of the next generation matriarch” – whatever that means. She resides in not-so-sunny south Florida. With her children working on being nearly grown, she dreams about living in a tiny house almost anywhere else. Jenn runs the technical aspect of Punky Moms. Whenever there is a tech problem, she fixes it. She is the great and powerful Oz.

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