100 PUNK SCORCHERS!

Twenty years ago, Mojo magazine (Issue 95 – October 2001) referenced one hundred singles as the greatest of the punk era – September 1975 to December 1979. These discs were voted for by the MOJO team.

I have listed each record below and will make it my mission to add each and every one to my archive over the coming months / years. I probably own roughly three quarters already. My assignment has been agreed.

01 SEX PISTOLS – “God Save The Queen” (Virgin) May 1977
02 RAMONES – “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Sire) July 1976
03 DAMNED – “Neat Neat Neat” (Stiff) February 1977
04 JAM – “In The City” (Polydor) April 1977
05 CLASH – “White Riot” (CBS) March 1977
06 RICHARD HELL – “Blank Generation” (CBS) November 1976
07 SAINTS – “(I’m) Stranded” (Power Exchange) December 1976
08 PATTI SMITH – “Gloria” (Arista) April 1976
09 X-RAY SPEX – “Oh Bondage, Up Yours” (Virgin) October 1977
10 GANG OF FOUR – “Damaged Goods” (Fast) October 1978
11 BUZZCOCKS – “Boredom” (New Hormones) February 1977
12 ADVERTS – “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” (Anchor) August 1977
13 SEX PISTOLS – “Holidays In The Sun” (Virgin) October 1977
14 SAINTS – “This Perfect Day” (Harvest) July 1977
15 SHAM 69 – “Borstal Breakout” (Polydor) January 1978
16 DEAD KENNEDYS – “California Uber Alles” (Alternative Tentacles) October 1979
17 UNDERTONES – “Teenage Kicks” (Sire) September 1978
18 RAMONES – “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” (Sire) May 1977
19 ONLY ONES – “Another Girl, Another Planet” (CBS) April 1978
20 GENERATION X – “Wild Youth” (Chrysalis) December 1977
21 BLONDIE -“X-Offender” (Private Stock) December 1976
22 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – “Suspect Device” (Rigit Digits) March 1978
23 PENETRATION – “Don’t Dictate” (Virgin) November 1977
24 RUTS – “Babylon’s Burning” (Virgin) June 1979
25 MEMBERS – “The Sound Of The Suburbs” (Virgin) January 1979
26 DAMNED – “New Rose” (Stiff) November 1976
27 PERE UBU – “Street Waves” (Hearthan) October 1976
28 TELEVISION – “Little Johnny Jewel” (Ork) September 1975
29 SPIZZENERGI – “Where’s Captain Kirk?” (Rough Trade) December 1979
30 IAN DURY – “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” (Stiff) August 1977
31 ALTERNATIVE TV – “Action Time Vision” (Deptford Fun City) May 1978
32 UNDERTONES – “Get Over You” (Sire) January 1979
33 POP GROUP – “We Are All Prostitutes” (Rough Trade) December 1979
34 SIOUXSIE & the BANSHEES – “Hong Kong Garden” (Polydor) August 1978
35 PERE UBU – “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” (Hearthan) December 1975
36 WRECKLESS ERIC – “Whole Wide World” (Stiff) August 1977
37 CLASH – “Complete Control” (CBS) September 1977
38 RAINCOATS – “Fairytail In The Supermarket” (Rough Trade) April 1979
39 SLITS – “Typical Girls” (Island) October 1979
40 FALL – “Rowche Rumble” (Step Forward) July 1979
41 DEAD BOYS – “Sonic Reducer” (Sire) December 1977
42 SLAUGHTER & the DOGS – “Cranked Up Really High” (Rabid) May 1977
43 SUBWAY SECT – “Nobody’s Scared” (Braik) March 1978
44 SEX PISTOLS – “Anarchy In The UK” (EMI) December 1976
45 WIRE – “12XU” (Harvest) November 1977
46 JOHNNY THUNDERS – “Can’t Put Your Arms Round A Memory” (Real) October 1978
47 USERS – “Sick Of You” (Raw) August 1977
48 UK SUBS – “CID” EP (City) December 1977
49 TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – “Part-Time Punks” (King’s Road) November 1978
50 TALKING HEADS – “Psycho Killer” (Sire) December 1977
51 PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – “Public Image” (Virgin) October 1978
52 JILTED JOHN – “Jilted John” (Rabid) August 1978
53 HEARTBREAKERS – “Chinese Rocks” (Track) May 1977
54 WAYNE COUNTRY & the ELECTRIC CHAIRS – “Fuck Off” (Sweet FA) November 1977
55 JOY DIVISION – “An Ideal For Living” EP (Enigma) June 1978
56 SUICIDE – “Cheree” (Red Star) December 1977
57 REZILLOS – “Can’t Stand My Baby” (Sensible Records) July 1977
58 NOSEBLEEDS – “Ain’t Bin To No Music School” (Rabid) September 1977
59 LURKERS – “Just Thirteen” (Beggars Banquet) January 1979
60 JOHN COOPER CLARKE & the CURIOUS YELLOWS – “Psycle Sluts” (Rabid) October 1977
61 CURE – “Killing An Arab” (Small Wonder) December 1978
62 CHELSEA – “Right To Work” (Step Forward) June 1977
63 RUTS – “In A Rut” (People Unite) November 1978
64 CORTINAS – “Fascist Dictator” (Step Forward) August 1977
65 PLASTIC BERTRAND – “Ca Plane Pour Moi” (Sire) October 1977
66 GERMS – “Forming” (What) Spring 1977
67 CRIME – “Hot Wire My Heart” (Crime Music) November 1976
68 AVENGERS – “Car Crash” (Dangerhouse) Late 1977
69 TOM ROBINSON BAND – “Up Against The Wall” (EMI) May 1978
70 ADAM & the ANTS – “Zerox” (Do It) July 1979
71 WEIRDOS – “We Got The Neutron Bomb” (Dangerhouse) Spring 1978
72 STRANGLERS – “(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)” (United Artists) February 1977
73 ZEROS – “Wild Weekend” (Bomp) Summer 1978
74 RESIDENTS – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Ralph) September 1976
75 MEKONS – “Where Were You?” (Fast) November 1978
76 RICH KIDS – “Ghosts Of Princess In Towers” (EMI) August 1978
77 MARTIN & the BROWNSHIRTS – “Taxi Driver” (Lightning) March 1978
78 MAGAZINE – “Shot By Both Sides” (Virgin) February 1978
79 BUZZCOCKS – “Orgasm Addict” (United Artists) October 1977
80 JAM – “All Around The World” (Polydor) July 1977
81 EATER – “Thinking Of The U.S.A.” (The Label) July 1977
82 DEVO – “Jocko Homo” (Stiff) February 1978
83 BLACK FLAG – “Nervous Breakdown” EP (SST) December 1978
84 SWELL MAPS – “Read About Seymour” (Rough Trade) December 1977
85 SNATCH – “I.R.T. & Stanley” (Bomp) February 1977
86 RIFF RAFF – “I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut” (Chiswick) April 1978
87 RADIATORS FROM SPACE – “Television Screen” (Chiswick) April 1977
88 VIBRATORS – “Judy Says (Knock You In The Head)” (Epic) May 1978
89 NIPS – “Gabrielle” (Chiswick) October 1979
90 KLEENEX – “Hedi’s Head” (Rough Trade) December 1978
91 SUBWAY SECT – “Ambition” (Rough Trade) December 1978
92 DICKIES – “Banana Splits” (A&M) April 1979
93 KILLJOYS – “Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven” (Raw) November 1977
94 FLYS – “Love And A Molotov Cocktail” (EMI) January 1978
95 DRONES – “Bone Idol” (Valer) October 1977
96 DILS – “I Hate The Rich” (What Records) Summer 1977
97 SEX PISTOLS – “My Way” (Virgin) July 1978
98 999 – “Emergency” (United Artists) January 1978
99 ANGELIC UPSTARTS – “The Murder Of Liddle Towers” (Dead Records) June 1978
100 EDDIE & the HOT RODS – “Marquee” EP (Island) August 1976

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