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The Foundations of Punk Rock

by dicoy on Nov.22, 2009, under

The Foundations of Punk Rock

The beginnings of punk rock are often furiously debated. This is partially because everyone has different definition of punk rock, and partially because its foundation stones are found in several places.

"Punk Rock" was originally used to describe the garage musicians of the '60's. Bands like the Sonics were starting up and playing out with no musical or vocal instruction, and often limited skill. Because they didn't know the rules of music, they were able to break the rules.
The mid to late '60s saw the appearance of the Stooges and the MC5 in Detroit. They were raw, crude and often political. Their concerts were often violent affairs, and they were opening the eyes of the music world.

The Velvet Underground is the next piece in the puzzle. The Velvet Underground, managed by Andy Warhol, were producing music that often bordered on noise. They were expanding the definitions of music without even realizing it.

The final primary influence is found in the foundations of Glam Rock. Artists like David Bowie and the New York Dolls were dressing outrageously, living extravagantly and producing loud trashy rock and roll. Glam would end up splitting up its influence, doling out portions to hard rock, "hair metal" and punk rock.

Guys, The first concrete punk rock scene appeared in the mid '70s in New York, bands like The Ramones, Wayne County, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers...these bands are unified before,they shared musical influences together..they would all go on to develop their own styles but many of them shift away from punk rock.I dont know why?...anyway lets give credit for those bands...For me,I think its the way how they express their thougths, feelings  and offcourse it was based on their own life ..what they feel and see in our nation...Now if you`re a punky one! maybe you can relate  to their music...Yah!! they say that punkrock  has no vocal and musical instruction ...but for me this is the "definitions of music..the definitions of life"!!!!

Check out guys on my next post ...the punkrock evolution and explosion!!!
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  • HearMe

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