Sometimes when I’m driving people somewhere, if I’m in the mood to be nice… I have to remember that not everyone sees the beauty of powerviolence or overly pissed hardcore. This is when I have to find something more accessible, but something that I want to listen to. I’m not gonna lie, I usually go with 70s punk rock… and lately I’ve been always wanting to listen to The Vibrators greatest hits album 25 Years Of Pure Mania.
Even though The Vibrators were one of the earliest punk bands originally forming in 1976, most people have no idea who they are. And that’s a damn shame, because these London boys have some of the catchiest punk rock anthems around. 25 Years Of Pure Mania is a 2 CD release containing all of their most popular hits from almost their entire discography (which is fucking huge by the way) and is a great place for anyone looking to get into the band.
If you dig bands like The Buzzcocks or early Clash, then you need to check out The Vibrators. They’ve been getting more plays by me than any other band as of late.
More 70s Punk Rock That You Need To Check Out, Or Else:
The Ramones – Mondo Bizarro
The Ramones – Self Titled
The Misfits – Walk Among Us
The Misfits – Static Age
Cock Sparrer – Shock Troops
The Buzzcocks – Singles Go Steady
The Clash – London Calling