Attila The Stockbroker (right) with fellow ranting poet Seething Wells (Stephen Wells)
Here's part of my earliest exposure to punk (or ranting verse if you wish). Around 1983 I became aware of the Newtown Neurotics and through them the guy on the right. In his ranting poetry, thorny subjects of the day were addressed such as football, the Russian threat to our society, decomposing pets and let's not forget politics (and plenty of it, from Thatcher to the SDLP via Albania!).
Here's the John Peel Session that he did back in 1983 which covers at least some of the above ground!
01. England Are Back
02. Holiday In Albania
03. Burn It Down
04. Eros Products
05. A Very Silly Eastern European Propaganda Station
06. Where You Goin' With That Flounder?