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First and Last Annual Punk Magazine Awards 1978

by Dustan HladyMonday, June 20, 2016

It was 1978. Punk had broke the year before. The Sex Pistols were broken up. Nancy Spungen was dead. All the bands that later gained great fame and influenced the world were still comparably unknown.

John Hallstrom and his Punk Magazine pals decided that the bands they loved were not likely to ever win a Grammy, so they might as well have an awards ceremony of their own.

The event was unlike the Grammys in many ways. The crowd was more erratic. Not only was there heckling throughout the show (Joey Ramone was a bit of an asshole that night). Bottles were thrown and chairs were ripped up from the floor.

This YouTube playlist remembers 20 of those bands that were honored that night.

Unique And Extraordinary: The First and Last Annual Punk Magazine Awards 1978

  1. Plastic Bertrand: Ca Plane Pour Moi
  2. Elvis Costello and The Attractions: You Belong To Me
  3. Shrapnel: Combat Love
  4. Generation X: Day By Day
  5. The Jesters: Don’t Crawl Back
  6. Talking Heads: With All Our Love
  7. Richard Hell and The Voidoids: Blank Generation
  8. Patti Smith: Gloria
  9. The Dictators: Stay With Me
  10. Iggy Pop: The Passenger
  11. Mumps: Scream and Scream Again
  12. Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers: Chinese Rocks
  13. Suicide: Dream Baby Dream
  14. Television: Venus
  15. Blondie: Call Me
  16. The Ramones: The KKK Took My Baby Away
  17. Peter and The Test Tube Babies: Banned From The Pubs
  18. The Clash: Rock The Casbah
  19. Sex Pistols: No Feelings
  20. Birdland: Kill Him Again
Dustan Hlady
dustan j. hlady is the founder of Middle of Nowhere music and sings and writes songs for his band, Friend Friend.