Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss each have true punk cred, no matter which definition you use: Wheeler as frontman for SoCal punk revival band Throw Rag. Schloss has played bass and guitar in iconic punk acts like The Circle Jerks, The Weirdos, and Joe Strummer.
I was 18 when I first saw X. Exene Cervenka and John Doe were 22. She was a tiny, exotic beauty with a voice that would alternately rip your guts out and break your heart. He was hot punk on wheels. The music was raw, the lyrics often brutal. I was hooked.