Man City Transfer Target!
Jun 15, 2012, 1:11 AM
Team(s): Camberley Town
Post #15 of 75
My favourites in no particular order.
Radical Dance Faction - Borderline Cases. Punky alternative dub with monotonal lyrics. Great album to use to test out the sound of a stereo / live PA / any new musical contraption.
The AK 47s - Don't Call Me Vanilla. Punk / ska / folk with a bit of anarchism thrown in. I think this was all they recorded which is a shame as they obviously knew how to write decent songs for the style of music they played.
Magazine - Real Life. I think this could nearly be classed as a classic album in punk / new wave circles. Every song is excellent but special mention goes to Shot By Both Sides. Duff radio stations like Absolute play certain songs to death until they get boring, Ever Fallen In Love?, Teenage Kicks etc. Shot By Both Sides could never get boring.
Crass - Penis Envy. The first Crass album I bought and, luckily, the one I still consider their best. This album changed my life forever as it opened my eyes and ears to the sound of 'anarcho punk'. If I'd bought 'Yes Sir, I Will' as my first Crass album I'd probably have never listened to them or any of the bands they spawned again and I'd be a completely different person to what I am now. In a bad way.
Alabama 3 - La Peste. A bit more up to date. A mix of loads of different genres. Alternative, blues, soul, gospel, acid house, country etc. Can listen to this over and over again.
Adam & The Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox & Kings Of The Wild Frontier. Dirk was art-school punk from 1979 but is still very listenable today. Kings saw Adam recruit a new band and change direction but is still a great album to listen to. Don't laugh, I'm being serious. I was drumming along to 'Antmusic' at work today. How can you not? By the time Prince Charming was released it was going downhill a bit but that has some good tracks, as do later albums. Dismiss at your peril.