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The best punk music bands of all time

If you want an education in real punk music there are a few bands you’ll need to start with. The Ramones are considered by many to be the founders of punk, although to say that is a little disingenuous since like everyone else there were influenced by those that came before them. Their music served as a template for thousands of punk bands that came after them though and the songs are awfully catchy so it’s a good listen.
The Clash operated out of England and were certainly the most popular and influential band in the English punk rock scene. Check out any of their early albums for amazing English punk music. Bad Religion informed the Southern California punk scene in the early ‘80s and influenced a staggering number of bands that came after them. The Dead Kennedy’s changed hardcore punk forever in their early days in San Francisco.