Sex Pistols

It can be argued that the Sex Pistols are the only true punk band in history. Flouting order, authority, and conformism, standing only for individuality and self-expression, the Sex Pistols were the very definition of subversion. Although lasting a mere three years, they still managed to turn popular culture on its head, blazing through the UK and soon the rest of the world with their especially irreverent brand of rock music. Their fast, noisy, highly distorted power chords supporting messages of defiance and disobedience delivered by the ecstatically raspy wails of Johnny Rotten was the sound responsible for the western world’s everlasting punk rock movement.