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    The Avengers and Bad Brains were some of my punk influences. Although I was a huge fan of The Damned, I really find it difficult to label them 'punk' after 1985 - goth drama is more like it.

    How about the Oxnard groups? I am a huge fan of Dr. Know.

    Also, how about Sham 69 and the like? Can we classify those Oy bands as punk?

    I see someone mentioned Husker Du above. Certainly cannot forget them as a 'mature' punk group.

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    by BuckMulligan on Sun Oct 09, 2005 at 01:35:17 PM PDT

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    •  Oxnard Groups? (none)
      I've never heard the term before.

      Oh, the Damned should have been Kings of Punk, the fools, they squandered it away. The first punk single (in the UK). The first punks on the telly. The first punk band to break up.

      Their first few albums were mostly great and then, like the Stranglers, they started playing with more synthesizers and less plot.

      Personally, I barely classify Sham 69 and the Oi bands as music, but if you know a good album of theirs to point me to I'm willing to reconsider.

      Husker Du? Punk? I mean, I see why, but they always seemed more of the hardcore/alternative 80s scene to me. Brilliant and powerful with hooks to spare.

      Incidentally, Mr. Mulligan, are you by chance stately and plump (no offense intended)?

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      by Brecht on Mon Oct 10, 2005 at 05:45:06 AM PDT

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