Sunday, August 26, 2007

07.31.07: BRITISH PUNK


"Although Britain wasn't the birthplace of punk rock, it was the place where punk had the greatest musical and cultural impact, catching hold as the ultimate music of outrage and rebellion in a way it never quite duplicated in America. British punk was partly inspired by the back-to-basics rock & roll of the pub rock movement and the anything-goes theatrics of glam rock, but the main catalysts were early New York punks like the Ramones and the New York Dolls. Arriving in a class-conscious country struggling through an economic downturn, punk seemed to threaten the very fabric of British society, giving voice to the rage of the lower class and the dissatisfaction of the nation's youth." -

Well, we've done shows on proto-punk, post-punk, hardcore punk, california punk, new york punk and probably some other punks as well, but tonight we'll be spinning records from '70s British punks such as The Damned, X-Ray Spex, 999, The Adverts and many more. Tune in.

Pictured: The Adverts

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