Punk rock has been one of my favorite genres since my early teens, the impact the Ramones and the Clash had in my life is unmeasurable. My mother found it a bit scary the frequency in which I watched the movie Sid & Nancy as I was so young
There was a time in which punk was the only thing I'd listen. The first song I played with a band was the Ramones' version of 'Do You Wanna Dance', in a high school music festival.
I wish I could have lived the gold days of punk rock!
The Clash still are my favorite band ever. Ramones are up there close to it somewhere, and so are the Stiff Little Fingers, The Saints, Dead Kennedys and countless others. From the newer bands, my favorite are Rancid by a country mile, but I like early Green Day stuff (even though I haven't listened to it for years), Offspring, Bad Religion...