Twenty-five of our favorite… punk songs!
By: Joshua Glenn
I didn’t want my punk policed.
By: Douglas Wolk
There are no South Africans mentioned in “Soft South Africans.”
By: Jessamyn West
“All systems go to kill the poor tonight.”
By: Mark Kingwell
The song is actually ironic, something I did not appreciate at the time.
By: Deb Chachra
“And if I start a commotion….”
By: Devin McKinney
A noir voice, voice of both the detective and the femme.
By: Adrienne Crew
It’s hard to be black in this world, and it always has been. But we will survive.
By: Dan Fox
The song was a top-notch comedy classic, a work of formal perfection.
By: James Parker
I was 11; I was at an all-boys boarding school in Suffolk, England.
By: Mimi Lipson
“Sex Bomb” was a party I wanted to get to.
Our summer series on punk songs c. 1974–1983 begins…