Friday, March 9, 2007

Santiago Durango

For this blog I've been asking my most kick-ass punk friends. Julia Durango is punker than she thinks. Also she has punk sons. And a punk ex. She is the fabulous picture book author of such great books as
Cha Cha Chimps
, Yum! Yuk!, Dream Hop and Pest Fest. She also is a member of the blog Three Silly Chicks.

When I asked for her list she wrote me this:

Miss Cecil. I hope you don't mind that I asked my ex-husband, Santiago Durango, to make a list for you (since my essential punk list would have contained 10 Clash songs, which seemed much too boring for your purposes).

Here are some wikipedia links about him and his bands (cult faves here in Chicago during the 80's):

Santiago Durango
Big Black
Naked Raygun

These days Santiago spends most of his time being a very good father and trying to impart solid Punk Rock values to his (and my) sons. I believe he is doing an admirable job.


So without further ado, the fabulous list of Santiago Durango.

Ye Ole Skool Punk.

1. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" and "Beat on the Brat" by the Ramones.

2. "Anarchy in the UK" "God Save the Queen" and "Pretty Vacant" by the Sex Pistols.

3. "Stab Your Back" "New Rose" and "Neat, Neat, Neat" by the Damned.

4. "White Riot" and "London’s Burning" by the Clash.

5. "Boredom" and everything else ever released by the Buzzcocks.

6. "Oh Bondage, Up Yours" by X-Ray Spex.

7. "Grip" and "No More Heroes" by the Stranglers.

8. "In the Sun" by Blondie.

9. "Sonic Reducer" by the Dead Boys.

10. "Born to Lose" Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers.

11. "Walked In Line" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division.

12. "Don’t Dictate" by Penetration.

13. "We Are The One" by the Avengers.

14. "Do Anything You Want To Do" by Eddie and the Hot Rods.

15. "Child Star" by the Diodes.

16. "Hate Breeders" by the Misfits.

17. "Pay to Cum" by the Bad Brains.

18. "Pogo Dancing" and "Into The Future" by the Vibrators.

19. "Blank Generation" by the Voidoids.

20. "Mannequin" and "Dot Dash" by Wire.

21. "Warhead" and "Stranglehold" by the UK Subs.

22. "Bad Man" by the Cockney Rejects.

23. "Jealous Again" and "Nervous Breakdown" by Black Flag.

24. "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice (wake up!).

I’ve gone way over. This list doesn’t begin to do justice to all of the great early punk music. Sue me.