From Super Black Market Clash
1977 was the year punk exploded in England; it was also the name of the first single by The Clash, one of the first and best bands to emerge in the new genre. Exuding style and attitude, The Clash brashly sneer through "1977" in less than two minutes, providing a fist-pumping anthem for a generation of disaffected British youth.
From The Undertones
The favorite song of legendary DJ John Peel, “Teenage Kicks” is a blast of adolescent hormones, buzzing guitars, and sweet melody. Arriving on the scene in 1979, Ireland’s The Undertones were part of the second wave of punk bands catapulted into the limelight after the tremendous popularity of groups like The Clash. Poppier than many of their English peers, The Undertones sang about classic rock n’ roll themes: girls, summer, chocolate, and more girls.
"Another Girl, Another Planet"
From Special View
Though not a punk band in the strictest sense, The Only Ones formed in England in the mid-seventies and shared a similar sensibility to many of the punks. At times they echoed the raucous and raunchy sound of punk forefathers The New York Dolls, as on their most punk moment, “Another Girl, Another Planet,” the band’s best song and one of the greatest singles of the era.