Seeing Im the one who started this discussion...let me say...I called it the first Punk era so not to be confused with 80's wave or 90's to recent punk (which is hardly punk at all).
The explosion of 'music' from that 76-80 period was staggering, and is still held high today, and I knew we all had our faves from that era. Of course there was punk roots before 76'. So maybe just the '76-80 Punk explosion' would be more appropriate. lol
I appreciate all the interest in this topic all the same.
The Clash's first two albums were both great.
X - Los Angeles
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation
Teenage Head - Teenage Head
The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
Dead Boys - Young, Loud and Snotty
The Saints - (I'm) Stranded
X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescence
Buzzcocks - Singles goin Steady
The Jam - In the City
I want to include the Zero Boys but they were second wave.
1. Teenage Head's initial lp
2a. The Saints' Stranded
2b. Radio Birdman's Radios Appear
4. Stiff Little Fingers' Inflammable Material
5. The Clash London Calling
* honorable mention Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers LAMF
The Vibrators Pure Mania, Ramones Rocket To Russia, and all the early stuff by The Zeros!
Such great energy and catchy songs.
Streets is a compilation album of early British punk rock bands from a variety of independent record labels.
"Trash" by The Doll
"Fear on the Streets" by The Members
"Be My Prisoner" by The Lurkers
"Isgodaman" by Arthur Comics
"Arabs in 'Arrads" by The art attacks
"19" by Dogs
"Talk Talk Talk Talk" by Reaction
"College Girls" by Cane
"Cranked Up Really High" by Slaughter & the Dogs
"Ain't Bin to No Music School" by The Nosebleeds
"Lookalikes" by The Drones
"Hungry" by Zeros
"Bend and Flush" by The Pork Dukes
"Disaster Movie" by Exile
"Jerkin" by Drive
"Innocents" by John Cooper Clarke
"No More Rock 'n' Roll" by Tractor