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Punk Rock World Cup

Steve Lamacq kicks off the Punk Rock World Cup, in which 16 punk bands battle it out to find the ultimate champion, as chosen by the 6 Music listeners.

Steve kicks off the Punk Rock World Cup with John Robb. 16 punk bands will go in to the hat to be drawn against each other and battle it out through the week to find the ultimate champion, as chosen by the 6 Music Listener. The Ramones, Black Flag, The Sex Pistols, The Slits, John Cooper Clarke, The Buzzcocks, The Clash - who makes it to the final? It's all to be decided!
The Punk Rock World Cup ties in to the celebrations for BBC Music Day 2016 on June 3rd, the second annual UK-wide celebration of everything we love about music with the aim of bringing people from different generations and communities together.
Before the final, on Friday June 3rd, the Radcliffe and Maconie show will be live from Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall commemorating the 40th anniversary of the seminal Sex Pistols gig. They will be joined by Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Manchester's noveau punk band PINS playing live, and Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks.

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Mon 30 May 2016 16:00

Music Played

  • X‐Ray Spex

    Oh Bondage Up Yours

    • Virgin.
  • Emma Pollock

    Dark Skies

    • Chemikal Underground Recordings.
  • Close Lobsters

    I'm Going To Heaven

    • The Indie Scene: 1986.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • 15.
  • Lindstrøm

    Closing Shot

    • Smalltown Supersound.
  • Primal Scream

    Movin' On Up

    • Dino.
  • Quantic & Flowering Inferno

    A Life Worth Living (feat. U‐Roy & Alice Russell)

    • Tru Thoughts.
  • Field Music

    I'm Glad

    • Memphis Industries.
  • The Damned

    So Messed Up - BBC Session 30/11/1976

  • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

    The Only Living Boy in New Cross

    • Chrysalic.
  • Saul Williams

    Think Like They Book Say

    • Fader Label/Caroline International.
  • The Clash

    The Guns Of Brixton

    • Epic.
  • Chuck Wood

    Seven Days Too Long

    • VIRGIN.
  • And The Kids

    Kick Rocks

    • Signature Sounds.
  • Band of Horses

    Casual Party

    • Interscope Records.
  • Boney M.

    Daddy Cool

    • Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • The Go‐Go’s

    We Got The Beat

    • Stiff.
  • MJ Hibbett & The Validators

    Can We Be Friends?

  • Shy FX

    Soon Come

    • Nova Records.
  • The Stone Roses

    All For One

    • Virgin EMI.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Pastime Paradise

    • Motown.
  • Super Furry Animals

    Bing Bong

    • Strangetown Records.
  • The Last Shadow Puppets

    Bad Habits

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen


    • The Ride.
    • Island Records.
    • 5.
  • The Pogues


    • The Very Best Of The Pogues.
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
  • Bad Breeding


    • Notgiven.
  • UK Subs


    • White.
  • Loyle Carner

    Stars & Shards

    • AMF Records.
  • T. Rex

    I Love to Boogie

    • T. Rex - The Singles As & Bs.
    • Repertoire.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Livin' Thing

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Wings

    Silly Love Songs

    • Wings - At The Speed Of Sound.
    • Parlophone.
  • Pluto Shervington


    • Young Gifted & Black (Various).
    • Trojan.
  • Candi Staton

    Young Hearts Run Free

  • C.W. McCall


    • Super Hits Of The '70s: Have A Nice Day Volume 14.
    • Rhino.
  • Paul McCartney & Wings

    Let Me Roll It

    • Parlophone.
  • David Bowie


    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Sex Pistols

    Anarchy In The U.K.

    • 1977 - The Spirit Of Punk (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
    • 6.
  • Sex Pistols

    No Feelings (Spunk Version)

  • ABBA

    Mamma Mia

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 004.
  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

    The Boston Tea Party

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Elton John & Kiki Dee

    Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    • Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002.
    • Mercury.
  • Eddie & the Hot Rods

    Teenage Depression

    • ISLAND.
  • Fox

    S-S-S-Single Bed

    • GTO.
  • Queen

    Somebody To Love

    • A Day At The Races.
    • Island.
    • 6.


  • Mon 30 May 2016 16:00