Mitkä ovat Henry Rollinsin mielestä 20 kaikkien aikojen parasta punk-albumia?

Hc-auktoriteetti Rollinsin listaus omista suosikkilevyistään lienee intressanttia luettavaa kaikille punkin ystäville.

Kuva: Live Nation

Hardcore punk -legenda Henry Rollins kirjoittaa viikottaista kolumnia LA Weekly -lehden West Coast Sound -palstalle.

Uusimmassa kolumnissaan Rollins listaa 20 omaa suosikkialbumiaan punk rockin saralta, ilman erityistä järjestystä. Kolumnissaan Rollins perustelee albumivalintoja näin:

“This list is in no particular order. Lists like these often get confusing because they beg the question, what is Punk? Could Wire, also be considered Post Punk? Where do you put bands like PiL, Joy Division, Television, Patti Smith, Suicide, and Killing Joke? What about Gang of Four, 999 and Siouxsie and the Banshees?

“For me, as a lean definition, I go by the classic UK 1977 graduating class, Pistols, Clash, etc., and go from there. Beyond that, there were a lot of great Punk Rock bands who never made full albums. The Machines, The Killjoys, Some Chicken, and countless others. So many great bands and great records in this genre and the surrounding/resulting genres. Best bet is just to get the music playing for as long as possible.”

Lista Rollinsin punk-suosikeista näkyy alempana.

The Clash – The Clash
Generation X – Generation X
The Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea
X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks
The Ramones – The Ramones
Eater – The Album
The Damned – Damned Damned Damned
The Fall – Hex Enduction Hour
The Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen
The Saints – (I’m) Stranded
UK Subs – Another Kind of Blues
Wire – Pink Flag
The Lurkers – Fulham Fallout
Alternate TV – The Image Has Cracked
The Ruts – The Crack
The Germs – GI
X – Los Angeles
The Minutemen – The Punchline
Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Materia