Playlist: Proto-punk to Punk – 1965 through 1978 *REVISED*

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Proto-punk to Punk – Chronologically from 1965 to 1978

1) “My Generation” by The Who (3:18)
2) “Cinderella” by The Sonics (2:49)
3) “Pushin’ Too Hard” by The Seeds (2:38)
4) “Doin’ All Right” by The Fugs (2:40)
5) “Shut Up” by The Monks (3:15)
6) “White Light/White Heat” by The Velvet Underground (2:47)
7) “Street Fighting Man” by The Rolling Stones (3:16)
8) “You Make Me Real” by The Doors (2:53)
9) “No Fun” by The Stooges (5:18)
10) “Teenage Lust” by The MC5 (2:36)
11) “Agitated” by The Electric Eels (2:10)
12) “Trash” by The New York Dolls (3:09)
13) “Teengenerate” by The Dictators (3:26)
14) “Ain’t It Fun” by Rocket From The Tombs (5:52)
15) “Astral Plane” by The Modern Lovers (3:00)
16) “53rd & 3rd” by The Ramones (2:20)
17) “See No Evil” by Television (3:53)
18) “Blank Generation” by Richard Hell & The Voidoids (2:45)
19) “Chinese Rocks” by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (2:54)
20) “Sonic Reducer” by The Dead Boys (3:08)
21) “Rock n Roll Nigger” by The Patti Smith Group (3:27)
22) “EMI” by The Sex Pistols (3:09)
23) “Born To Kill” by The Damned (2:40)
24) “White Riot” by The Clash (2:00)
25) “Into the Future…” by The Vibrators (2:21)
26) “Tell Us the Truth” by Sham 69 (2:09)
27) “Wasted Life” by Stiff Little Fingers (3:11)

This playlist was inspired by the book “Please Kill Me” by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain.  The book focuses more on the early outsider rock coming out of New York City, Cleveland, and Detroit/Ann Arbor which all culminated at CBGBs and other the other rock clubs of NYC. I have expanded on this including the very early garage rock and rock n roll that served as impetus for what we know now as the Punk explosion.  You will find some well known numbers from the big players as you really can’t get away from the likes of the Stones and Doors putting their imprint on the dark music to come.  You will also find some more obscure but just as vital pieces from Punks forefathers.  Towards the end of the mix you will find out what all the great music that came out in England as a result of what they were hearing in America and from the Sex Pistols.

*2-28-09:  I have updated it from its original version… added some overlooked gems and changed a few of the songs.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 thoughts on “Playlist: Proto-punk to Punk – 1965 through 1978 *REVISED*

  1. Brad says:

    You should think about making a playlist inspired by every book you review on this site, just a thought, but now I want to get my hands on Please Kill Me.

  2. chris h. says:

    nice list matt – but tragically snubbing the sonics!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: