The Vibrators Similar Artists

The Lurkers - 78% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This first-generation UK punk quartet formed during 1977 in Uxbridge, London. Comprising Arturo Bassick (Arthur Billingsley; bass), Howard Wall (lead vocals), Pete Stride (guitar) and Manic Esso (b. Pete Haynes; drums), they were heralded as the British answer to the Ramones. They had four minor UK hit singles between 1978 and 1979, with ‘Ain’t Got A Clue’ and Read more

Chelsea - 57% match to The Vibrators

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

Stiff Little Fingers - 55% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Irish punk band was formed from the ashes of cover outfit Highway Star. Taking their new name from a track on the Vibrators’ Pure Mania debut, Stiff Little Fingers soon attracted one of the most fervent fanbases of the era. Present at the Clash’s Belfast gig in 1977, Jake Burns (vocals/lead guitar) led Henry Cluney (rhythm guitar), Ali McMordie (bass) and Brian F Read more

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Dead Boys - 53% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Eddie & The Hot Rods - 52% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1975, this quintet from Southend, Essex, England, originally comprised Barrie Masters (vocals), Lew Lewis (harmonica), Paul Gray (bass), Dave Higgs (guitar), Steve Nicol (drums) plus ‘Eddie’, a short-lived dummy that Masters pummelled on stage. After one classic single, ‘Writing On The Wall’, Lewis left, though he appeared on the high-energy ‘ Read more

Generation X - 51% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK outfit emerged during the punk explosion of 1976. Billy Idol (William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955, Stanmore, Middlesex, England; vocals) had previously worked with Tony James (bass/vocals) in the short-lived Chelsea. With Bob Andrews (guitar/vocals) and John Towe (drums), Generation X made their performing debut in London during December 1976. By the follo Read more

The Adicts - 51% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Adicts can be singled out from the host of other UK punk hopefuls of the early 80s largely due to their image. The adoption of black bowler hats and face make-up showed more than a passing resemblance to the unruly characters in Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film A Clockwork Orange, and reflected the Adicts’ brand of boot-boy, new wave music. The band was origin Read more

Sham 69 - 49% match to The Vibrators

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

Buzzcocks - 47% match to The Vibrators

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

Anti-Nowhere League - 42% match to The Vibrators

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

Cock Sparrer - 42% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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The Damned - 40% match to The Vibrators

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

The Dictators - 39% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1973 in New York City, USA, the Dictators predated by two years the punk rock of bands such as the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, yet they exhibited many of that genre’s hallmarks from their inception. Purveying loud, three-chord rock without long solos, and drawing their lyrical inspiration and visual images from such disparate facets of popular culture as fast fo Read more

The Dickies - 38% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA, this punk rock made their mark by specialising in speedy renditions of humorous songs, many of which were cover versions of earlier rock hits. The original line-up of the Dickies comprised Leonard Graves Phillips (vocals/keyboards), Chuck Wagon (Bob Davis, USA, d. June 1981, USA; keyboards/saxophone/vocals), Stan Lee (guitar/vo Read more

The Business - 37% match to The Vibrators

Genres: Pop / Rock
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