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15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
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 had been imagining in their heads, and maybe had limited means or skills by which to make it. But what if you didn’t want to crank out recharged three-chord rock ’n’ roll with modern street poetry for lyrics? What if you want...
Top 8 videos capturing Britpunk beginnings in all its snarling glory
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 idea airborne worldwide across 1975. Local freaks who'd bought Stooges and New York Dolls records formed bands in their image, unaware anyone else shared their disgust with the day's dominant culture...
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 at his home in Estonia. He was 63. Earlier this afternoon, Shelley’s brother, Gary John McNeish, posted to Facebook, “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, is tell you my brother Pete Shelley had a heart attack this morning and passed away.