Recommend me some punk songs?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gfdhicool, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. gfdhicool


    Jun 8, 2012
    I was feeling down and now,I can play 2112! I really hit my prime!,but anyways,enough w/bragging

    I wanna learn how to make good bass intro's,so punk seems like a good way to hear some examples of this :) .(Please don't recommend me Ramones,I literally learned the entire album on the first hearing).Something like Joy Division (Peter Hook is amazing) or really anything punk that is interesting :p
  2. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    WI, USA
    Just punk, or post-punk? If you like Joy Division, check out some early Cure, Killing Joke, Gang of Four, Magazine, Bauhaus, et al.
  3. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    WI, USA
    Oh, and the first Cocteau Twins album, GARLANDS:

    These are a couple of my favorite bass lines ever.
  4. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    I recommend "Double Nickles on the Dime" by the Minutemen great mix of very simple to quite tricky bass lines by one of the greatest punk bass players Mike Watt.
  5. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Eastern N.C.
    "The Decline" by NOFX. 18 minutes long and some of Fatty's best work ever.
  6. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I love Ill In The Head by Dead Kennedys

  7. gfdhicool


    Jun 8, 2012
    I enjoy both :p.
  8. gfdhicool


    Jun 8, 2012
    Alright :),loving them so far!
  9. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Northern California
    The Ruts, the early Stranglers, the early Clash that's punk music to me. Some of the music mentioned here, not so much.
  10. gfdhicool


    Jun 8, 2012
    I wish I could have made those basslines....but man is it some sort of pedal that the guy's using? It sounds so roomy and powerful
  11. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    WI, USA
    He's definitely using some modulation effect - chorus or light flanger maybe. And there's plenty of reverb on everybody in that track.
    Glad you like it, BTW. All the rest of the Cocteau Twins albums went in a sort of techno-pop direction, but that first one is a real overlooked gem.
  12. The first two Clash albums, "The Clash" and "Give 'Em Enough Rope"

    Stand-out songs for me from "The Clash":
    Complete Control, What's My Name, Janie Jones

    From "Give 'Em...":
    Last Gang In Town, Safe European Home, English Civil War, Tommy Gun
  13. Operation Ivy is nothing like Joy Division, but it fits your criteria of "anything punk that is interesting." Their song Freeze Up is an ass-kicker!

  14. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    Anything and everything by Rancid
  15. autodidact


    Mar 13, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    Idiots are taking over by NOFX still frustrated the hell out me. Awesome to listen to and a challenge to play.

    Of course Maxwell Murder by Rancid Most Rancid really...

    And The Casualties and early Anti-Flag albums

    That's where I got my start in punk at least
  16. eds3293


    Jan 8, 2013
    choking victim has cool lines and intros
  17. I haven't listened to Choking Victim in years! 500 Channels is great.
  18. eds3293


    Jan 8, 2013
    Haha yea man they're the awesomest one of the bands that got me into bass, and operation ivy too
  19. Links...
    Complete Control:

  20. I never listened to a lot of Choking Victim, but they have a nostalgia factor for me; a band from Canada covered "500 Channels" at the first basement show I ever went to.

    I got to play in an Operation Ivy tribute band in August, which was really special. A lighting designer I was working with gave me Energy right at the tail-end of middle school, before I was even playing music.