Jul 13, 2020 · Punk rock is one of the most popular rock subgenres.The subject of who is the greatest punk band has fueled argument and debate for decades. Punk and punk inspired musical acts are more common than ever but the underground punk acts of the 70s and 80s will always be remembered for creating a culture for rebellion.
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Bands who created a new genre that was influenced by (but is not a subgenre of) punk rock—such as alternative rock, crossover thrash, grunge, metalcore, new wave, and post-punk—but never played punk rock, are not listed either.
Punk rock (or simply punk) is a music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s. Rooted in 1960s garage rock, punk bands rejected the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock.. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyri
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- Ramones, ‘Ramones’ (1976) When the Ramones recorded their debut album for $6,400 in February 1976, the agenda was simple: "Eliminate the unnecessary and focus on the substance," as Tommy put it in 1999.
- The Clash, ‘The Clash’ (1977) On April 3rd, 1976, a London pub-rock combo, the 101ers, played a show with gnarly urchins the Sex Pistols. The future was "right in front of me," recalled 101ers singer-guitarist Joe Strummer.
- The Sex Pistols, ‘Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols’ (1977) "If the sessions had gone the way I wanted, it would have been unlistenable for most people," Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten said.
- The Stooges, ‘Funhouse’ (1970) "The Stooges were the perfect embodiment of what music should be," said Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. On the Detroit band's second album (produced by Kingsmen keyboardist Don Gallucci), that meant primal garage chaos nearly a decade ahead of its time.
Pop punk is a legitimate (though admittedly very messy) subgenre that has birthed hundreds of bands since it first came into existence. It’s also an undeniable product of its time and place.
Punk, aggressive form of rock music that coalesced into an international (though predominantly Anglo-American) movement in 1975–80. Often politicized and full of energy beneath a sarcastic, hostile facade, punk spread as an ideology and an aesthetic approach, becoming an archetype of teen rebellion and alienation.
The ideals associated with punk music have caused a rift between fans of the music due to mainstream bands claiming the title while not applying any of… read more Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock.
Pop punk has its naysayers among punk fans, although saying “nay” is sort of the go-to move for some punks. However, there are a lot of fine bands out there that fall under the nebulous ...
Though this site is primarily concerned with UK Punk 1976-79 I have added a US section as it is impossible to define & describe Punk rock in isolation to the US. Click Here. This section is a continual work in progress and attempts to list all those bands who gave it a go.