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15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre

Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised...
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15 punk albums from 1993 that embraced contrarianism over prefab rebellion

Alternative rock still dominated popular music in 1993. This obviously begged the question of just how “alternative” something was if it was now on...
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10 Manchester bands who cranked up the punk in the late ’70s

In the ’70s, England had two great punk cities. Most across the planet thought London was the world’s only punk capital, completely ignoring the...
70S PUNK GUITARISTS

These 17 punk guitarists from the ’70s truly forged the cutting edge

Part of the initial hype around punk rock was it had “no guitar heroes.” That was an exaggeration. To clarify, punk (in part) was...
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QUIZ: How much ’70s punk trivia do you really know?

For many, first-wave punk was the sound of liberation. Chainsaw guitars, locomotive drums and screaming singers delivered brutal street poetry about the times. It...
PUNK SINGLE PICTURE SLEEVES '70S-'80S

The sleeves of these 25 old-school punk singles are as cool as the music

As recently established here, the 45 RPM record was the greatest medium for punk rock. It's compact, it's affordable and brevity's of essence—distill all...

These 5 records by Buzzcocks practically invented pop punk

June 21, 2019, Royal Albert Hall, London: What was intended as a celebration of perhaps English punk's most universally beloved band, Buzzcocks, is now...
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Top 8 videos capturing Britpunk beginnings in all its snarling glory

Britpunk was born out of a movement. However, England no more invented punk rock in 1976 than McDonald's invented the hamburger. Punk was an...
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Buzzcocks frontman/pop-punk architect Pete Shelley dies at 63

Peter Shelley, co-founder of the Buzzcocks, the British punk band who were practically the architects for the entire genre of pop punk, passed away...