Let’s not get pedantic here about what Rock & Roll means. If you think if fits, it fits.
Some say the mc-5 were a punk band long before that label was applied to anybody. I surely do love the bass line in this one.
Definitely cited as an influence by later punk bands.
The first one (KICK OUT THE JAMS) was too hot, the second (BACK IN THE USA) too cold, and the third one (HIGH TIME) was just right (this link will stream it if you go there):