Sunday, August 26, 2007

11.28.06: PROTO-PUNK

Punk Rock was not given its name until around 1976, yet most of the defining characteristics can be traced in the preceding 10 (or so) years. Proto-Punk is not a cohesive movement or style. It's really just a label that seems to fit many different bands (in many different ways): The Stooges, The Modern Lovers, Roxy Music, Neu!, The Fugs, The Velvet Underground, etc.....All somewhat out of step with their surroundings and all true originals.

Pictured: The Fugs

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