I've Been Listening to The Clash, Refused, and D.O.A., the Unsung Heroes of North American Punk

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The Clash. Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. He writes about what's circulating through his iPod every Monday.
The Clash, "Complete Control" (The Clash): This is a song that dominated the formula that was to become punk/pop or commercial punk or whatever you want to call it. Hey, I like Rancid and all, but listen to Complete Control and see if you can hear comparisons. I'm not sayin...I'm just sayin!

D.O.A., "The Prisoner" (single from 1977): This band is, bar none, the unsung hero of North American punk. Because D.O.A. hailed from Vancouver, B.C., I got to see them live on many occasion as a young lad. These guys were my KISS. I love D.O.A. and you all should check them out!

Refused, "New Noise" (Shape of Punk To Come): When you're on tour - like I am right now -- you always need to hear a song that kicks your ass and puts you in the right frame of mind to crush. New Noise is that song for me. I just listened to it a few minutes ago and my hotel room is trashed!

 
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