Punk Rock Music Videos You Need to See

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We’ve collected the best punk rock music videos for you to enjoy. From Green Day to the Sex Pistols, these videos are essential viewing for any punk fan.

The Ramones- “Blitzkrieg Bop”

The Ramones are one of the most iconic punk rock bands of all time, and “Blitzkrieg Bop” is their most famous song. The song is an ode to teenage rebellion, and the video is a perfect visual representation of that. It features the band performing in a small club, with the crowd going wild. There are also shots of the band walking around New York City, giving the video a sense of place.

The Clash- “London Calling”

The Clash’s “London Calling” is not only one of the best punk rock songs of all time, but the music video is also a perfect example of the punk rock aesthetic. The video features the band performing in a dingy basement, with broken windows and graffiti everywhere. The video is gritty and raw, and it perfectly captures the energy and spirit of punk rock.

The Sex Pistols- “Anarchy in the U.K.”

The Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” is one of the most iconic punk rock songs of all time. The music video, which was directed by Julien Temple, is just as iconic as the song itself. The video features the band members walking around London, vandalizing property, and causing havoc wherever they go. It’s a perfect representation of the punk rock attitude and aesthetic, and it’s a must-watch for any punk rock fan.

The Dead Kennedys- “Too Drunk to Fuck”

The Dead Kennedys were an American punk rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band became one of the first American hardcore punk bands to achieve mainstream success. They achieved this success with their second album, “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” which included the song “Too Drunk to Fuck”.

The song is a fast-paced, punk anthem about not being able to perform sexually due to intoxication. The music video features the band performing the song in a dimly lit room intercut with footage of various objects being smashed. The video was directed by cult film director Penelope Spheeris and was banned from MTV due to its graphic nature.

Bad Religion- “Sorrow”

Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1980. The band is noted for their intelligent and often politically charged songwriting, and for their musical ability. They are considered to be one of the most influential and important bands in the history of punk rock, and have sold over five million records worldwide.

“Sorrow” is a song by Bad Religion, released as a single in 2005. The song is taken from the album The Empire Strikes First, and was released as a single to promote the album. The music video for “Sorrow” was directed by Marc Webb, who would go on to direct (500) Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man.

The video features the band performing in a desert landscape, with various images and footage superimposed over the band members. These images include nuclear explosions, religious iconography, scenes of war and violence, and other footage designed to create a sense of despair and hopelessness. The video ends with a montage of people from all walks of life holding up signs that say “Sorrow”, before fading to black.

NOFX- “Linoleum”

Since forming in Los Angeles in 1983, NOFX has become one of the most successful and influential punk rock bands of all time. “Linoleum” is one of their most iconic songs, and the music video is just as punk rock as the song itself. The video features the band performing in a dirty apartment, with footage of them playing shows and hanging out with fans intercut throughout. It’s a simple but effective video that perfectly captures the energy and attitude of NOFX’s music.

Rancid- “Ruby Soho”

Rancid is a punk rock band formed in Berkeley, California in 1991. Over their 30-year career, they have released nine studio albums, three live albums, five compilations, and one extended play. “Ruby Soho” is a song from their 1995 album …And Out Come the Wolves. The music video for “Ruby Soho” was directed by Kevin Kerslake and features the band playing in an abandoned warehouse.

The Offspring- “Self Esteem”

The Offspring’s “Self Esteem” is a song about not having any self-esteem, and the video does a great job of illustrating that. It features the band members sitting in a room, looking depressed and unkempt, while a series of vignettes play out on the TV in front of them. These vignettes show people in various situations (including a man getting beat up and a woman being threatened with a gun) that seem to be contributing to the band members’ low self-esteem. “Self Esteem” is a powerful song with an important message, and the video does a great job of conveying that message.

Green Day- “Basket Case”

drops an anvil on your chest, pounds you with a jackhammer, then fills your eye sockets with quick images of human suffering and general mayhem. If that’s not enough to get your Attention Deficit Disorder acting up, the video is also set to the tune of one of the most popular songs of the ’90s.

When it comes to punk rock music videos, there are few that are as iconic and well-loved as Blink 182’s “All the Small Things.” The video, which features the band members running around Los Angeles in patrol car uniforms and cavorting with scantily clad women, perfectly captures the youthful energy and rebellious spirit of the punk rock genre.

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