Over the more than 40 years since Punk first was heard,  there has been a lot of discussion and thinking and writing about how punk caused a social shift, a revolution in music, it gave the means of production and distribution to the artists. And you didn’t even need to know three chords to be an artist – you could make up your own chords. Because if nothing else punk has having a bloody good time – hence the title of this episode Punk! Ha ha!

 

Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please |  Splodgnessabounds

Where’s Captain Kirk | Spizzenergi

Is Vic there? | Department S

Twat | John Cooper Clarke

Billericay Dickie | Ian Drury and the Blockheads

Neat neat neat | The Damned

Happy talk | Captain Sensible

Swords of a thousand men | Tenpole Tudor

Somebody’s gonna get their head kicked in tonight | The Rizillos

Roadrunner | Modern Lovers

Justa nother teenage rebel | Outcasts

Overcome by fumes | Rudi

One chord wonders | Adverts

Reward | Teardrop Explodes

Shot by both sides | Magazine

Babylon is burning | Ruts

Party fears two | Associates

Hong Kong garden | Siouxsie and the Banshees

Strange obsessions | Protex

Another girl another planet   | The Only Ones