The Punkles

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The Punkles
Punkles rockfabrik.jpg
Live at Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg 5th of October 2005
Background information
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres Punk
Years active 1998–2006
Website official website
Members Joey Lennon
Sid McCartney
Rat Harrison
Markey Starkey

The Punkles were a band performing songs by The Beatles in punk style. They formed in 1998 in Hamburg, Germany and it was actually a side project of Prollhead!.

After a lot of touring around Europe they toured together with Beatallica in October 2005 and in Spring 2006.[1] Unlike Beatallica they performed the Beatles songs "as they are", singing the same lyrics and playing cover versions of the originals, just a "little" faster and with a punk feeling.

They were quite successful in Europe, as well as in Japan, where their best of CD The Punkles 1998-2003 (2003), and the following album, Pistol (2004), both entered the Top 50.[2] Their final album For Sale! was released in April 2006. They have not appeared in public since.

Band members[edit]

1998-2002
  • Joey Lennon – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Dee Dee Harrison – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Sid McCartney – Bass Guitar
  • Markey Starkey - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
2002-2004
  • Joey Lennon – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Captain ‘O Harrison – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Sid McCartney – Bass Guitar
  • Markey Starkey - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
2004
  • Joey Lennon – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Stiff Harrison – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Sid McCartney – Bass Guitar
  • Markey Starkey - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
2004-2006
  • Joey Lennon – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Rat Harrison – Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Sid McCartney – Bass Guitar
  • Markey Starkey - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Albums[edit]

  • The Punkles (1998 - Wolverine Records) The cover is a tribute to The Stranglers
  • Punk! (2002 - Bitzcore)
  • Beat The Punkles (2002 Bitzcore - reissue of the first album)
  • 1998 - 2003 (Imperial/Teichiku Records)
  • Pistol (2004 Bitzcore & Imperial/Teichiku Records)
  • Punkles For Sale (2006 Punkles Records & Imperial/Teichiku Records)

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