Your taste in music is impeccable, good sir! I'm already a huge fan of a few of the bands you've mentioned in this thread; most of them, I confess, are artists whom I have read about frequently and plan to listen more to, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. There are many such bands that I'm always planning on getting around to, and every so often, I get around to one of them. :)
I've got this wonderful Punk box set from Rhino Records ("No Thanks! The 70s Punk Rebellion"), and I'm pretty sure that every or nearly every artist you've mentioned is on it, somewhere. I'm planning to get to know the boxset well ... someday soon ...
Punk is (still) the shit. There are a great many bands and pop culture figures nowadays who falsely lay claim to the term and ought to be annihilated for soiling true punk with their opportunistic pretensions. (Sorry, Avril Lavigggner fans, et al.)
About half of my favorite bands would fall into the second or third or fourth or fifth etc. wave of subsequent generations of bands who were influenced by punk and took it in interesting new directions. (... The other half of my faves, just FYI, descended from the almighty Black Sabbath.) (Represent!)
Thank you kindly! I recall posting in your previous music thread as well. We do seem to share a good bit of common ground. I looked up the listing for that Box Set and it seems like a truly solid representation of punks foundation. It made me recall some other favorites that I can't recommend enough. The only reason I'm not seeing about ordering it is I have too many of the albums featured. It would be easier to get the ones I don't yet have.
The Damned (the song New Rose is one of the all time classics of punk in my opinion.)
Television (Part of the New York original CBGB's crew and they don't really sound like what you might think of when you think punk. Marquee Moon is such a great album though)
Iggy Pop and also Iggy & The Stooges (Probably more responsible for punks emergence than anyone)
Wire (I just love angular British Post Punk)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids (The song Blank Generation is probably punks defining anthem)
Suicide (Otherworldly music that is really hard to define.)
Siouxie & The Banshee's (Punk, proto-goth, one of my all time favorite female vocalists.)
Talking Heads (Their later stuff is good to but talk about one of the finest first 4 albums ever. Especially that 4th album Remain In Light, not a single bad track in my view.)
Oh and The Birthday Party, Nick Cave's band before the Bad Seeds. They're good too. I could keep this up all night.
There are a ton of great books on the Punk Scene that can be found. I highly recommend the book Rip It Up & Start Again by Simon Reynolds. It focuses on the years 1978-1982 and the Post-Punk scene. A great read I've been through it 4 times myself.
For now however I'll wrap it up with one of my favorite songs. Gang of Fours : Anthrax (aka Love Like Anthrax) Their deconstructionist anti-love song. Beware it opens with a little over a minute of hardcore feedback experimentation so don't listen with speakers at full...Gang of Four - Anthrax