Punk Rock Essay

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Punk Rock



The 1980’s are mostly known for its cheesy new wave music, with keyboards and big hair.
One of the turning points in music, punk rock, was also recognized in the early 80’s.
Though it was less popular then, punk rock has stuck around and managed to become a very
well-known and popular music genre.

Some of the very early bands of the 1970’s helped to pave the way for punk rock bands.
The Slits, The 101ers, Malcom McLauren, and the Raincoats were a few of the trend-setting
bands. A UK feminist punk group called the “The Slits” were formed in the late 70’s to
early 80’s. Their unorthodox tribal-influenced rhythms single them out as the more
underrated units of the time. The 101ers were formed in London in the 70’s and
established itself on a fading pub-rock circuit about to be undermined by the advent of
punk. They’re songs showed the singers abrasive delivery already in place. .(Ancient Punk
Rock History, online dialogue, WWW.nstop.com/paloma/history.html)

By 1980 the lessons of punk were defined; keep it simple, skip the solos, pump the
attitude, and each band eventually developed their own style. Mtv gave punk rock a head
start, debuting in 1981, around the time punk rock had developed. .(DeCurtis, Anthony The
Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll, (c)1992 page #673) “Music videos
miniaturize our attention spans, lionizes beauty over talent, robs artists of their
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