11.18.2008

punk singers

IGN made a list of the top 10 punk singers. It looks like this:

  • 10. David Vanian - The Damned
  • 09. Joey Ramone - The Ramones
  • 08. Greg Graffin - Bad Religion
  • 07. Henry Rollins - Black Flag
  • 06. Chad Price - All
  • 05. H.R. - Bad Brains
  • 04. Blake Scharzenbach- Jawbreaker
  • 03. Johnny Rotten - Sex Pistols
  • 02. Ari Katz - Lifetime
  • 01. Glen Danzig - Misfits
"Best" lists are completly subjective, I get that. Different strokes and all that. But c'mon. The inclusion of Ari Katz and Chad Price is a joke. Greg Graffin does not belong on this list - it says singers, not lyricists.

So here's my list of my favorite punk vocalists. Not the "best", but my favorite, stating now that I value uniqueness and attitude as the main components of a great singer.

10. Kim Shattuck - The Muffs



09. Patrick Costello - Dillinger Four



08. Bob Mould - Husker Du



 07. Jake Burns - Stiff Little Fingers



06. Tesco Vee - The Meatmen



05. Glen Danzig - The Misfits



04. Jello Biafra - Dead Kennedys



3 Keith Morris - Circle Jerks/Black Flag



02. Blaine Cook - The Accused/The Fartz



01. H.R. - Bad Brains



Now for the honorable mentions:

Joey Ramone - The Ramones



Joe Strummer - The Clash



Fat Mike - NoFX



John Brannon - Negative Approach



Eric Ozenne - Nerve Agents/Redemption 87/Unit Pride



Eric Davidson - New Bomb Turks



Jerry A - Poison Idea



Darby Crash - The Germs



Springa -SSD



Blake Scharzenbach- Jawbreaker



Doc Corbin Dart - The Crucifucks



Leonard Phillips - The Dickies



And of course, GG Allin



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