Punk rock videos

Frantic Elevators - “Searching for the Only One”

I heard this listening to John Peel under the bed clothes, so saved up my pocket money to buy this single.

The lead singer, Mick Hucknall, went on the found “Simply Red”.

My Bloody Valentine - Blown A Wish (live, 1991, London)

What a gig that was. Back in the days when they didn’t fuck up their mixes so badly the vocals were entirely inaudible.

Ladytron - “Destroy Everything You Touch” (London Astoria 2008)

Punk, or Abba? Anyway, it’s dark toe-tappin’ fun.

ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK “My Favorite No.9” A marvellous list-reciting track with splendid video from the Tokyo garage rockers. Hat-tip @heydonworks

The Ramones - Live at The Rainbow, London, December 31st, 1977

14 songs, 26 minutes

The first band I ever saw live (in 1980!) The Undertones, covering Velvet Underground’s “We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together”, then doing “My Perfect Cousin”.

The Slits - “Typical Girls”

Don’t create
Don’t rebel
Have intuition
Can’t decide

Typical girls get upset to quickly
Typical girls can’t control themselves
Typical girls are so confusing
Typical girls - you can always tell
Typical girls don’t think too clearly
Typical girls are all predictable

Typical girls try to be
Typical girls very well

Typical girls are looking for something
Typical girls fall under spells
Typical girls buy magazines
Typical girls feel like hell
Typical girls worry about spots, fat, and natural smells
Stinky fake smells

Typical girls try to be
Typical girls very well

Don’t create
Don’t rebel
Have intution
Don’t drive well

Typical girls try to be
Typical girls very well

Can’t decide what clothes to wear
Typical girls are sensitive
Typical girls are emotional
Typical girls are cruel and bewitching
She’s a femme fatale
Typical girls stand by their man
Typical girls are really swell
Typical girls learn how to act shocked
Typical girls don’t rebel

Who invented the typical girl?
Who’s bringing out the new improved model?
And there’s another marketing ploy
Typical girl gets the typical boy

The typical boy gets the typical girl
The typical girl gets the typical boy

Siouxsie and the Banshees -“Peek A Boo” (Live)

Bizarrely, Siouxsie is wearing only a bra, and there’s  a backing trio dressed as frogs.

You’ll also enjoy this goth disco remix.

For UK budget day, Dead Kennedys - “Kill the Poor”

Efficiency and progress is ours once more 
Now that we have the Neutron bomb 
It’s nice and quick and clean and gets things done 
Away with excess enemy 
But no less value to property 
No sense in war but perfect sense at home: 

The sun beams down on a brand new day 
No more welfare tax to pay 
Unsightly slums gone up in flashing light 
Jobless millions whisked away 
At last we have more room to play 
All systems go to kill the poor tonight 

Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight 

Behold the sparkle of champagne 
The crime rate’s gone 
Feel free again 
O’ life’s a dream with you, Miss Lily White 
Jane Fonda on the screen today 
Convinced the liberals it’s okay 
So let’s get dressed and dance away the night 

While they: 
Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight

The Slits - “I heard it through the grapevine” (live)