Pre- & Proto-Punk: 1970-1974
Pre-Punk: 1960-1964

Pre-Punk: 1965-1969

Albums from this period are below the fold.

? & The Mysterians: Action (1965)

The Animals: Animal Tracks (1965)

The Barbarians: Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? (1965)

The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night (1965)

The Beau Brummels: Introducing The Beau Brummels (1965)

The Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)

The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965)

The Kinks: Kinda Kinks (1965)

The Misunderstood: Before the Dream Faded (1965)

The Pretty Things: Get the Picture? (1965)

The Pretty Things: Self-titled (1965)

Los Saicos: Demolición (1965)

The Sonics: Hear Are the Souls (1965)

The Spades: You’re Gonna Miss Me/We Sell Soul (single) (1965)

The Spades: I Need a Girl/Do You Want to Dance (single) (1965)

Them: The Angry Young Them (1965)

The Who: My Generation (1965)

The Yardbirds: For Your Love (1965)

? & the Mysterians: 96 Tears (1966)

The Animals: Animalisms (1966)

Bobby Fuller Four: I Fought the Law (1966)

The Byrds: Fifth Dimension (1966)

Dirty Wurds: Why/Takin’ My Blues Away (single) (1966)

The Fugs: First Album (1966)

Love: Self-titled (1966)

Love: De Capo (1966)

The Monks: Black Monk Time (1966)

The Music Machine: (Turn On) The Music Machine (1966)

Paul Revere & The Raiders: Just Like Us! (1966)

The Remains: Self-titled (1966)

Rolling Stones: Aftermath (1966)

The Seeds: Self-titled (1966)

The Seeds: A Web of Sound (1966)

The Shadows of Knight: Gloria (1966)

The Shadows of Knight: Back Door Men (1966)

The Skatalites: Ska Boo-Da-Ba (1966)

Small Faces: Self-titled  (1966)

The Sonics: Boom (1966)

The Standells: Dirty Water (1966)

The Standells: Why Pick on Me – Sometimes Good guys Don’t Wear White (1966)

Them: Them Again (1966)

The Troggs: Wild Thing (1966)

The Who: The Quick One (1966)

The Woolies: Who Do You Love?/Hey Girl (single) (1966)

The Wurds: Born in Chicago/Midnight Hour (single) (1966)

The Yardbirds: Roger the Engineer (1966)

? & the Mysterians: Action (1967)

The Beau Brummels: Triangle (1967)

The Deviants: Ptooff! (1967)

The Electric Prunes: Underground (1967)

The Electric Prunes: Self-titled (1967)

The Heptones: Self-titled  (1967)

The Litter: Action Woman/Legal Matter (single) (1967)

The Litter: Distortions (1967)

Love: Forever Changes (1967)

The Moving Sidewalks: 99th Floor/What Are You Going to Do? (single) (1967)

The Music Explosion: Little Bit O’ Soul (1967)

Phil Jones and the Unknown Blues: If I Had a Ticket EP (1967)

The Pretty Things: Emotions (1967)

The Seeds: Future (1967)

Small Faces: There Are But Four Small Faces (1967)

The Standells: The Hot Ones! (1967)

Them: Them Belfast Gypsies (1967)

The Third Bardo: I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time/Rainbow Life (single) (1967)

The Troggs: Cellophane (1967)

The Troggs: Trogglodynamite (1967)

Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat (1967)

The Who: The Who Sell Out (1967)

The Beau Brummels: Bradley’s Barn (1968)

David Peel & The Lower East Side: Have a Marijuana (1968)

The Deviants: Disposable (1968)

The Heptones: On Top (1968)

The Music Machine: The Bonniwell Music Machine (1968)

Paul Revere & The Raiders: Something Happening (1968)

Small Faces: Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (1968)

Sonny Curtis: The 1st of Sonny Curtis (1968)

The Beatles: Abbey Road (1969)

Can: Monster Movie (1969)

The Deviants: The Deviants 3 (1969)

Flamin’ Groovies: Supersnazz (1969)

The Kinks: Arthur (1969)

Led Zeppelin: Self-titled (1969)

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II (1969)

MC5: Kick out the Jams (1969)

Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed (1969)

The Shadows of Knight: Self-titled (1969)

The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (1969)

The Stooges: Self-titled  (1969)

The Upsetters: Return of Django (1969)

The Upsetters: The Upsetter (1969)

Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico (1969)

Velvet Underground: Self-titled (1969)


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Edward Avery-Natale

I think The Beatles "White Album" should be included here. First, it has "Helter Skelter" on it, which has always struck me as proto-punk in style. In addition, it has some of their more experimental work that I think can also be considered proto-punk.

Thomas Nadelhoffer


I agree completely about the White Album. The only reason I didn't include it is because for the pre-punk stuff from the 1930s-1960s, I limited myself to three albums per band. Since I had already included three of the earlier albums from The Beatles, I didn't include the White Album. In hindsight, I shouldn't have limited myself in this way! When I update this material down the road, I will correct this! Thanks for your input!


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