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These are the 20 best English punk songs
These are the 20 best English punk songs
To the outside world, punk rock was initially believed to be an English invention. Blame this on the Sex Pistols’ precocious ability to garner national and international headlines mere months after forming. The truth was, punk began in the early ‘70s with the off-center, jagged rock ‘n’ roll efforts of bands such as the New York Dolls and Detroit’s Iggy And The Stooges. Then some axis-jarring ‘70s
12 great standalone punk-rock singles, from the Clash to the Libertines
12 great standalone punk-rock singles, from the Clash to the Libertines
The seven-inch 45 RPM single was the perfect punk-rock medium, insofar as anything about a musical genre and culture as fly-by-the-seat-of-your-bondage-pants as punk can be designed. This is because it was originally rock ‘n’ roll’s perfect medium, and punk’s initial goal was reducing rock to its fundamentals. And if you restrict yo...
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
How the White Stripes and the Hives built on the legacy of garage rock
Two U.K. televisual musical moments from the turn of the century, both involving stripped-down young rock ‘n’ roll bands: First up, the White Stripes on long-standing U.K. pop showcase Top Of The Pops, in February 2002. “Fell In Love With A Girl” began its chart-shaking international climb, and Jack and Meg White entered English living rooms for the first time. They refused to obey t...
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘00s. When we counted down that decade’s finest punk guitarists, we noted that the beginning of the new century was a turning point. The ‘90s began with Nirvana breaking down the door for punk-influenced alternative acts to become the mainstream music of the decade, peaked with Green Day cementing punk’s graduation to a significant commer
10 reasons why Oasis are the most influential Britpop band of all time
10 reasons why Oasis are the most influential Britpop band of all time
Britpop was the sound of England taking back rock ‘n’ roll after American grunge and alt rock had annexed the world’s airwaves and charts for the first half of the ‘90s. Vox amps, Union Jacks, 1964 Paul McCartney haircuts, Ben Sherman shirts and Chelsea boots became all the rage, as bands plundered their British Invasion, David Bowie and early punk records for ideas. If you played your... Read Mo