Wire’s Pink Flag should be tattooed to the back of your brain if you are trying to learn about punk rock music.
Mike Watt displays that he learned that at some point in his musical career in the above video. His earlier work with The Minutemen deserves the same treatment. Start with Double Nickels on the Dime, duh.
Here’s Wire’s excellent anti-asshole number, Mr. Suit, followed up by a live cover from one of the best American punk bands of all-time, The New Bomb Turks:
The New Bomb Turks cover “The Drawback” by Joy Division (Warsaw), I assume anybody reading this blog has heard of fucking Joy Division:
And finally, here’s a classic Touch and Go Records crew from the early-to-mid 90s, Girls Against Boys, doing a number on “She’s Lost Control”