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Punk Bands A-Z

Name these punk rock bands & icons starting with each letter, A-Z.
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Last updated: May 10, 2024
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First submittedJuly 17, 2023
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California emo/punk band fronted by Davey Havok.
A
AFI
California hardcore punk band once featuring Henry Rollins.
B
Black Flag
Iconic, genre bending UK punk band featuring the late Joe Strummer.
C
The Clash
First UK punk band to release a single (1976's "New Rose") & album.
D
The Damned
Scottish punk band fronted by the red mohawked Wattie Buchan.
E
The Exploited
Ian MacKaye's post-hardcore band after Minor Threat.
F
Fugazi
Hugely successful pop punk band featuring Billie Joe Armstrong.
G
Green Day
US band behind "Zen Arcade". Their name is Norwegian for "do you remember?"
H
Hüsker Dü
The "Godfather of Punk" & frontman of the Stooges.
I
Iggy Pop
UK mod revivalist band featuring Paul Weller behind "That's Entertainment".
J
The Jam
Influential UK post-punk/industrial band behind "Love Like Blood".
K
Killing Joke
Riot grrrl band behind LP "Smell the Magic". Their name is slang for "square".
L
L7
Horror themed band featuring Glenn Danzig, who created the "devilock" hairstyle.
M
Misfits
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Letter
Answer
California band featuring Fat Mike & known for its frat boy humour.
N
NOFX
Band behind "Come Out and Play" & "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)"
O
The Offspring
Cali punk band who took their name from Stephen King's It.
P
Pennywise
NYC post-hardcore band named after an environmental hazard (you sink in it).
Q
Quicksand
Iconic NYC band featuring Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee & Tommy.
R
Ramones
Iconic UK band featuring Johnny Rotten & Sid Vicious.
S
Sex Pistols
Arty NYC band behind "Marquee Moon", featuring Tom Verlaine.
T
Television
Old school punks whose home country is in their name. Their debut is "Another Kind of Blues".
U
U.K. Subs
Humorous Wisconsin folk punks behind "Blister in the Sun" and "Add It Up".
V
Violent Femmes
Band who influenced Kurt Cobain. Rhymes with a well known Christian metal band.
W
Wipers
Cult LA band behind "Johny Hit and Run Paulene" & "Los Angeles".
X
X
NYC band of Karen Oh. Albums include "Fever to Tell" & "Show Your Bones".
Y
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Number themed LA band sometimes dubbed "the Mexican Ramones".
Z
The Zeros
3 Comments
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Level 36
Oct 3, 2023
Enjoyed a quiz on punk. X - X-Ray Spex. Legendary UK 70s punk band.
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Level 58
Oct 3, 2023
Nice. Yeah, considered X-ray Spex. Really like "Oh Bondage! Up Yours!" and the Germfree Adolescents album, but thought X were slightly better known. Plus it's also a way easier quiz answer to type!
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Level 40
Mar 28, 2024
Never heard of x