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Slaughter & The Dogs - 78% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, in 1976, this punk quartet originally comprised Wayne Barrett (vocals), Howard ‘Zip’ Bates (bass), Mick Rossi (guitar) and Brian ‘Mad Muffet’ Grantham (drums). They took their name from two of their biggest musical influences; Mick Ronson’s 1974 recording Slaughter On Tenth Avenue and David Bowie’s Diamon Read more

The Vibrators - 74% match to Chelsea

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This first wave UK punk band was formed in February 1976 by Knox (Ian Carnochan, 4 April 1945; vocals, guitar), John Ellis (b. 1 June 1952; guitar), Pat Collier (b. October 1951; bass), and Jonathan ‘Eddie’ Edwards (b. 1 April 1951; drums). Their first gig came as support to the Stranglers at Hornsey College of Art, before joining the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club du Read more

Sham 69 - 69% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, in 1975, this five-piece skinhead/punk-influenced band originally comprised Jimmy Pursey (vocals), Albie ‘Slider’ Maskell (bass), Neil Harris (lead guitar), Johnny Goodfornothing (rhythm guitar) and Billy Bostik (drums). Pursey was a fierce, working-class idealist, an avenging angel of the unemployed, who ironically sacked most of the above Read more

The U.K. Subs - 64% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock
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U.K. Subs - 64% match to Chelsea

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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The Business - 56% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Cock Sparrer - 51% match to Chelsea

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Weirdos - 49% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the strongest bands to emerge from the Los Angeles, California, USA punk explosion, the Weirdos formed in 1976 following a short spell known as the Barbies and Luxurious Adults. Comprising John Denney (vocals), Dix Denney (guitar), Cliff Roman (guitar), David Trout (bass) and Nickey ‘Beat’ Alexander (drums), the Weirdos recorded several excellent singles, notab Read more

Eater - 45% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK punk rock band formed in 1976 while the band members were still at school. Comprising Andy Blade (vocals), Dee Generate (drums), Brian Chevette (guitar) and Ian Woodcock (bass), they made their vinyl debut with ‘15’ (a bastardized version of Alice Cooper’s ‘Eighteen’), on The Roxy, London W.C.2. compilation, recorded during the spring of 1977. Read more

The Adverts - 43% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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The Adverts first came to prominence in 1976 at the celebrated London punk venue the Roxy CluFronted by vocalist Tim TV Smith and Gaye Advert (b. Gaye Atlas, 29 August 1956, England; vocals, bass), the line-up was completed by Howard Pickup (b. Howard Boak, 1951, d. 1997; guitar) and Laurie Driver (drums). Damned guitarist Brian James was so impressed by their performance th Read more

Anti-Nowhere League - 39% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leading lights in the early 80s UK punk scene, along with contemporaries G.B.H. and the Exploited, this quartet from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, flaunted their talents in biker leather, chains, and hardcore obscenity. Led by Animal (Nick Karmer; vocals) and Magoo (guitar), their catalogue of sexual outrage veered from the satirical to the genuinely offensive, with a stri Read more

The Members - 39% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the many UK bands inspired by punk, the Members came together in the summer of 1977, when former university student Nicky Tesco (Nicholas Lightowlers, Belfast, Northern Ireland) and French expatriate Jean-Marie Carroll, now a bank clerk in the UK, started working together. With Tesco on vocals and Carroll as guitarist and chief songwriter, they recruited Gary Baker on Read more

G.B.H. - 38% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly known as Charged G.B.H. (truncating the name by the release of 1986’s Oh No It’s G.B.H. Again! EP), the band formed just as the initial impetus of the punk movement was petering out in 1980, counting the Exploited and Discharge among their peers. Comprising Cal (Colin Abrahall; vocals), Jock Blyth (guitar), Ross (bass) and Wilf (drums), they adopted a viol Read more

The Damned - 38% match to Chelsea

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976, this UK punk band originally comprised Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns, 24 April 1954, Balham, London, England), Rat Scabies (b. Chris Millar, 30 July 1957, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England; drums), Brian James (b. Brian Robertson, England; guitar) and Dave Vanian (b. David Letts, England; vocals). Scabies and James had previously played in the unwieldy Read more

The Ruts - 38% match to Chelsea

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This reggae-influenced UK punk unit comprised Malcolm Owen (England, d. 14 July 1980; vocals), Paul Fox (b. 11 April 1951, d. 21 October 2007; guitar/vocals), Dave Ruffy (drums) and John ‘Segs’ Jennings (bass). They first came to the fore in 1979 with the UK Top 10 single ‘Babylon’s Burning’. Their gigs of that year were the most stunning of punk Read more


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