Do you believe in art? The explosive first wave of British punk was remarkably short, as if someone set off a decade’s worth of New Year’s fireworks in one blast. You can sense the shackles of living under social repression being thrown off; every distorted note and yelp feels as necessary as oxygen. It’s not nihilistic music - as even Johnny Rotten would admit, you don’t write a song like “God Save The Queen” because you hate people, you write it because you love them and want a better world. These exhilarating songs make the case for caring.
1. Sex Pistols
God Save the Queen
2. The Damned
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