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Cock Sparrer - 100% match to The Adicts

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The Casualties - 89% match to The Adicts

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999 - 88% match to The Adicts

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This London, England-based punk band was formed in May 1977. Dispensing with earlier names such as the Dials, the Fanatics and 48 Hours, Nick Cash (Keith Lucas, 6 May 1950, Gosport, Hampshire, England; guitar/vocals) was a former Kilburn And The High Roads guitarist and studied at Canterbury College Of Art under Ian Dury. Cash teamed up with Guy Days (guitar), Jon Watson (ba Read more

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Sham 69 - 81% match to The Adicts

Genres: 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 Vibrators - 77% match to The Adicts

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

Anti-Nowhere League - 74% match to The Adicts

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 Business - 70% match to The Adicts

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Adolescents - 59% match to The Adicts

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The first line-up of the early 80s hardcore band the Adolescents, from Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA, comprised Frank Agnew (rhythm guitar), Rikk Agnew (lead guitar), Casey Royer (drums/vocals), Tony ‘Montana’ Brandenburg (vocals) and Steve ‘Soto’ Rodgers (bass/vocals). Brandenburg formed the band, enlisting the Agnews and Royer, who were all for Read more

The Exploited - 58% match to The Adicts

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This abrasive and unruly Scottish punk quartet was formed in East Kilbride in 1980 by vocalist Wattie Buchan (Walter Buchan, 1960, Edinburgh, Scotland) and guitarist ‘Big John’ Duncan. Recruiting drummer Dru Stix (b. Drew Campbell) and bass player Gary McCormack, they signed to the Secret Records label the following year. Specializing in two-minute blasts of high-s Read more

Buzzcocks - 53% match to The Adicts

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in Manchester at the end of 1975 by Pete Shelley (Peter McNeish, 17 April 1955, Leigh, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar), Howard Devoto (b. Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England; vocals), Steve Diggle (b. Manchester, England; bass) and John Maher (b. England; drums). Taking their name from a Time Out review of the ITV television show Rock Follies, a Read more

Dead Kennedys - 48% match to The Adicts

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The Partisans - 48% match to The Adicts

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Subhumans - 47% match to The Adicts

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most popular and entertaining of the 80s anarcho punk bands influenced by the cottage industry approach of Crass. The most significant departure from their brethren would be in the use of music that traced its heritage more to Led Zeppelin than the Damned. Lyrically, the Subhumans trod familiar territory (vegetarianism, human rights, anti-government sloganeering), th Read more

Chelsea - 45% match to The Adicts

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, in 1977, this punk band comprised vocalist Gene October, the only constant in a myriad of line-ups, Brian James (guitar), Geoff Myles (bass) and Chris Bashford (drums). Like many of their immediate peers Chelsea were a band with a strong social conscience. Specializing in sub-three-minute vitriolic outbursts on unemployment, inner city decay and the d Read more

The Damned - 45% match to The Adicts

Genres: 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


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