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The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands 

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Updated November 6, 2019 1.5k votes 293 voters 47k views 51 items

Straight edge artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good straight edge bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top straight edge bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Straight edge groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all straight edge punk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest straight edge bands of all time, since the most famous straight edge artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best straight edge punk music.

You can click on the straight edge band names to see more information about that particular notable straight edge group. If they're near the top of the best straight edge artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top straight edge bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the straight edge band names themselves.

This list contains artists like Minor Threat and Ian MacKaye. You get to decide which ones are the "best" artists by voting for your favorites right on the list. Don't like Limp Wrist or Eighteen Visions? Give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in straight edge music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new straight edge bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of straight edge, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into straight edge music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good straight edge bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent straight edge bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best straight edge bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest straight edge musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular straight edge bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Minor Threat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Gorilla Biscuits is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Youth of Today is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Have Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Judge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Uniform Choice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Ten Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Chain of Strength is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Slapshot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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SSD is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Casey Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Earth Crisis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Battery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Ati's Warriors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Hailing from Chula Vista, Ati’s Warriors exploded all over the southern California hardcore scene in 1991 with the debut 7-inch record “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours.” Their unique brand of hardcore punk/Christian rap crossover, punctuated by contemporary jungle beat set the pace for the Straight Edge music scene of the 1990’s. In Spring 2014 the band went on a spiritual hiatus after Ch-Cha-Chad slipped in the bathtub and broke his pompadour.

Current Lineup:

Ati "Atilla" Moran: (primal screams and tambourines)

Robert “Tha Mozfatha” Moran: (turntables)

Chad “Ch-Cha-Chad” Stroup:  (washboard and jugs)

George Clinton: (spiritual guidance)

Past Members:

Steve Morrissey (jaw harp)

GG Allin (bass)

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Bold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Project X is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Fugazi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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DYS is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Turning Point is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Wide Awake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Grudge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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The First Step is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Straight Edge Punk Bands
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