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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...
These 15 punk records from 1980 were complete game-changers
These 15 punk records from 1980 were complete game-changers
By 1980, U.S. major labels abandoned punk with Sid Vicious' corpse. The American underground reacted, hard: “Don't want us? Fuck you, we'll do it ourselves!” The independent record distribution and touring network kicked off in earnest, as the harder/faster/louder hardcore punk sound started revving up, initially in Los Angeles before spreading across America through the year. Meanwhi...
Green Day called out by Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten
Green Day called out by Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten
Cantankerous Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd frontman Johnny Rotten challenges Green Day's lasting impact on punk rock in a new interview with The New York Times, the 62-year-old musician saying it's "embarrassing" that punk bands inspired by the popular East Bay trio are still rocking "spiky haircuts" and "trying to keep 1978 alive...
The 17 most rock ‘n’ roll TV performances you’ll ever see
The 17 most rock ‘n’ roll TV performances you’ll ever see
Recently, I was led to believe that Chicago rock band the Orwells blew up the internet with a “wild,” “high-energy” and “amazing” appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. Now I like to keep up with what Warped Tour Nation and Planet Pitchfork deem as the proverbial “shit,” so I ponied up a click to check out the Orwells’ blistering, shroud-of-Turin replicating, cancer-curing performance o
Public Image Limited – This is PiL
Public Image Limited – This is PiL
Public Image Limited This is PiL This is not the Public Image Limited that you want. But really, how could it be? As much as we'd love to see what so many consider to be the "perfect" lineup of this ever-morphing band, John Lydon is too headstrong to bother with mending the bridges he burned with former members Keith Levene and Jah Wobble, the two central figures behind PiL's best work