The early 70s pub rock explosion arguably helped pave the way for punk, with its small-amp just-get-up-and-do-it attitude. But within a couple of years, pub rock was on the ropes and the new kids had taken over. Check out these ten classic tracks from that brief but fertile period when two cultures clashed....
DR FEELGOOD - DOWN AT THE DOCTORS
THE GORILLAS - SHE'S MY GAL
THE FAVOURITES - FAVOURITE SHOES
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS - WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT PEACE, LOVE & UNDERSTANDING
THE 101ERS - KEYS TO YOUR HEART
KURSAAL FLYERS - TELEVISION GENERATION
IAN DURY - SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL
EDDIE & THE HOT RODS - TEENAGE DEPRESSION
THE INMATES - DIRTY WATER
THE COUNT BISHOPS - I WANT CANDY
Read our 8-page feature on what happened when pub rock met punk, including the full story of THE COUNT BISHOPS, in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock! out now!
The Inmates guitarist Peter Gunn currently hosts the weekly Gunn's Grotto radio show on Trash Can Radio.
....and check out the Last Orders - When Pub Rock Met Punk playlist on Spotify!