Blank Generation 23 – Covered in Punk

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Blank Generation 23 - Covered in Punk
Blank Generation
Steve Green

I put the feelers out and asked a few people what their favourite song covered by a punk band was? I had quite a few of my own in mind but was surprised by the response I got. Some I should have remembered myself but others I’d simply never heard of. It’s a bit of fun but something I’d like to repeat as there are some glaring omissions. Trying to keep it down to one band per song was difficult as some bands like The Dickies loved a cover version and had many hits with them. Others have hardly any or none at all. Anyway, in this show I play the music of The Supremes, Cliff Richard, Claude Francois, Charlie Walker, Kenny Rogers and even Joe Turner and his Orchestra and Chorus, but don’t worry The Cuddly Toys, Menace, Sid Vicious, The Lurkers, Gary Holton & Casino Steell and The Count Bishops more than did them all proud.35 blistering punk covers all coming in at under two hours.

Email me at with any more suggestions of punk covers for a follow up show but try and keep it real with bands up to the 1982 (ish) era.

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My Generation – Suburban Studs
The Young Ones – Menace
Little Ol’ Wine Drinker Me – The Lurkers
Teenager In Love – Erazerhead
Under My Thumb – Social Distortion
I Fought The Law – The Clash
Needles and Pins – Ramones
I Can’t Control Myself – Buzzcocks
Streets of London – Anti-Nowhere League
Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love To Town) – Gary Holton & Casino Steel
My Way – Sid Vicious
You Keep Me Hanging On – Cuddly Toys
Friday On My Mind – London
Helter Skelter – Siouxsie & The Banshees
Jeepster – Eater
Brand New Cadillac – Teenage Head
Quick Joey Small – Slaughter & The Dogs
You Really Got Me – Hammersmith Gorillas
Angel Face – The Outcasts
Goodbye My Love – The Stiffs
Here Comes The Nice (Live) – Rich Kids
My City of Sydney – XL Capris
Be My Baby – The Drones
Teenage Letter – The Count Bishops
Teenage Rampage – Vice Squad
Ballroom Blitz – The Damned
No Fun – Sex Pistols
River Deep Mountain High – The Saints
The Sound of Silence – The Dickies
Virginia Plain – Spizzenergi
You Better Move On – The Boys S
he’s Not There – UK Subs
Walk On By – Stranglers
Distant Drums – The Brick Wall Band
Glad All Over – The Rezillos

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