1. Kitty Rotten
Level of Punk: Scrawled “I believe in the radical possibilities of pleasure, babe” on a chalkboard before.
2. Pup Vicious
Level of Punk: Made their own padlock necklace a la Sid Vicious.
3. Cat Strummer
Level of Punk: Introduced at least one friend to ska.
4. Barking Lord Pooch
Level of Punk: Scribbled Ramones lyrics into every notebook.
5. Meowy Ramone
Level of Punk: Hung out at St. Marks just to shop at Trash and Vaudeville/Search and Destroy.
6. Ruff Rollins
Level of Punk: Prioritized Black Flag concerts over any other.
7. Purry Katz
Level of Punk: Collected zines from the LA, London and NYC scenes.
8. Pitbull Danzig
Level of Punk: Studded at least two pairs of Doc Martens.
9. Squeak Ignorant
Level of Punk: Decorated a skateboard deck with stickers of all important protopunk bands.
10. Growl Gaffin
Level of Punk: Had an intense crush on pretty much every Riot Grrrl frontwoman.
11. Cat #2
Level of Punk: Wrote a history paper tracing the start of the punk movement back to early 60s garage rock.
12. Howl Unseen
Level of Punk: Experimented with at least three different Manic Panic dyes.
13. Pussy Ryot
Level of Punk: Found Patti Smith’s Horses to be the most important album of all time.
14. Chihuahua Armstrong
Level of Punk: Tried to make a vest, kind of messed up, LOVED IT EVEN MORE.
15. Itchy Pop
Level of Punk: Consistently dreamt about the scene on the other side of the North Atlantic.
16. Pug Burns
Level of Punk: Died a little when John Varvatos’ store took over CBGB.
17. Fuzzy Thunders
Level of Punk: Took up the guitar after reading “This is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band.”
18. Sniffy Lee Pierce
Level of Punk: Considered 2003 to be the best year of their life because The Stooges reunited.
19. Kitty Cat Hanna
Level of Punk: Had their worldview change completely upon listening to Discharge’s music.
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20. Poodle Westerberg
Level of Punk: Attempted their own cover of “My Generation”.
21. Sphynx Bators
Level of Punk: Embellished every available part of a leather jacket with safety pins.
22. Scruffy A
Level of Punk: Tried to pull off Siouxsie Sioux’s bondage look at least once.
23. Bad Cat Loose
Level of Punk: Watched Sid and Nancy too many times to count.
24. Mutt Perry
Level of Punk: Hoarded cassettes even when CDs and digital music were available just to stay true to the movement.
25. Puppy Crash
Level of Punk: Experienced serious mustache envy upon seeing Eugene Hütz’s.
26. Fluffy Mould
Level of Punk: Still feels a rush from listening to the Rock Against Bush albums.
27. Schnauzer Morris
Level of Punk: Unflinchingly knows The Clash’s entire discography.
28. Calico Allin
Level of Punk: Spent every St. Patrick’s Day at a Dropkick Murphys show.