The Clash – White Riot (Starters for Ten #127) 7/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #127: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190507

The Clash – White Riot (1977)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s the first single from ‘The Clash’ – White Riot – released in 1977.

 

Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster (Starters for Ten #126) 6/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #126: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190506

Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster (1979)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s Alternative Ulster, the second single from Stiff Little Fingers, originally released as a b-side to ’78 rpm’ in 1979.

Generation X – Your generation (Starters for Ten #125) 5/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #125: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190505

Generation X – Your Generation (1977)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s Your Generation released by Generation X in 1977.

The Ramones – Sheena is a punk rocker (Starters for ten #122) 2/10 (13)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #122: Top Ten Punk anthems: 190502

The Ramones – Sheena is a punk rocker (1977)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 13th, featuring my top ten punk anthems and running between 1st and 10th May, here’s Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, written by Joey Ramone and released in May 1977.

It’s notable for being one of the first songs to explicitly refer to ”punk rock” as a sub-culture.

Iggy Pop – Lust for life (The ’59) #119

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Iggy Pop – Lust for life (1977)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 19 – 1977.

Lust for Life was the second studio album from Iggy Pop, his second solo release and his second collaboration with David Bowie, following ‘The Idiot’ earlier that year. As well as achieving critical success, it was Pop’s most commercially popular album to date, and remains his only Gold-certified release in the UK.

The Virginmarys – King of Conflict (Epic #346)

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The Virginmarys – King of Conflict (2013)

The Virginmarys are an English three-piece Macclesfield. They band formed in 2009 and self-released a limited series of sold out EPs, before releasing their debut album King of Conflict on DoubleCross/Cooking Vinyl in the UK and Wind Up Records stateside in February 2013. The album was awarded Editors Choice by iTunes US following their songs “Bang Bang Bang” and “Just A Ride” both being iTunes Singles Of The Week and was then nominated for Album Of The Year at the Classic Rock Awards 2013 where they won the ‘best breakthrough act’ award.

In 2014 we caught them at Brighton’s Concorde II on a triple bill also featuring ‘Reverend & the Makers’ and my daughter’s band ‘Mok’.