The wisdom was that guitar solos were dead. Punk songs came and went in just over 2 minute bursts of sardonic noise with no time for pretentious fret-finger-wiggling.
The only exceptions include one or two deliciously simple riffs that we might just allow. This one, for example, earns the title of ‘best punk guitar solo’. It starts at 1 minute and 25 seconds. It is Boredom by The Buzzcocks and it consists of 2 notes.