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Punk Rock

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Punk Rock
Where did punk come from?
Rooted in "garage rock" and "protopunk"


Influential Garage and Proto-punk bands
The Sonics
MC5
The Velvet Underground
The Stooges
The Deviants
Why Did Punk Rock Happen?
1960's bands/musicians were extremely innovative
But then their music became pretentious
Rock and Roll had become too lame and timid
Flower-power hippie utopian myth
Something You Have to Understand
Music was not very aggressive at the time
Most albums had clean lyrics
MC5's "Kick Out the Jams"
-controversial use of profanity
-a "punk rock" act that preceded punk rock
-middle finger to their own record label
*text within prezi quoted from Wikipedia
So What Is Punk Rock?
Originally:
Probably easier to talk about what it isn't
Rock and roll was supposed to be wild and rebellious music
"...pure, stripped down, no BS rock and roll..." -Tommy Ramone
Reclamation of rock and roll
A
SUBCULTURE
that rejected broader mainstream rock and the culture it was associated with
Technical accessibility
DIY spirit
Music for the kids, by the kids
"Punk rock is meant to be our freedom. We're meant to be able to do what we want to do."
Values and philosophy - no "rock stars"
Concerts are an emotional release
Shorter, faster, more aggressive and expressive songs
Some Important 1970's Punk Bands
Sex Pistols
The Clash
The Ramones
Bad Brains
Crass
Buzzcocks
The Damned
The Dead Boys
Joy Division
The Germs
We will now take a sonic journey through some punk rock of the
1970's
Punk Rock Progression
early 1980's - hardcore punk = harder, faster, more aggressive
more deliberately politcal
punk broadened its scope
genre influencing other genres
example: alternative rock (Nirvana)
example: thrash metal (Metallica)
more punk sub-genres developed
sometimes heavier, sometimes lighter
continued to developed into the present day
yelling
more melody
less technically proficient
more technically proficient
simple song structure
complex song structure
Some Influential Bands from the 1980's
*SO MANY influential bands were going during this time period. This list is only a small selection.
Discharge
D.O.A.
Descendents
Social Distortion
The Misfits
The Exploited
Dead Kennedys
Husker Du
Minor Threat
Negative Approach
SNFU
Suicidal Tendencies
Agnostic Front
The Pogues
Cro-Mags
Bad Religion
We will now take a sonic journey through some punk rock of the
1980's
What Characterizes Punk Lyrics ?
anger
attitude
anti-authoritarian
nonconformist
open-mindedness
social isolation
positive aggression
criticism of government and its institutions
encourages change - social, poilitical, personal
radical politics (example: anarchism)
resistance
resentment
thinking for yourself
being okay with who you are
critical of societal norms
self-reflective
world issues
positivity
fitting in
community and togetherness
animal rights
vegetarianism/veganism
feminism
equality
equal rights
anti-racism
environmentalism
straight edge
criticism of straight edge
criticism of punk scene and ideals
question everything
have a voice; be heard
making a real difference
relationships
Some Influential Bands from the 1990's and Now-ish
NoFx
Punk Rock gained immense popularity during the 1990's
Bands that became huge:
Green Day
The Offspring
Blink 182
Propagandhi
Bikini Kill
Bad Religion
Why Do People Gravitate Towards Punk Rock and All of the Genre's Derivatives?
1 - The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (1969)
2 - Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop" (1976)
3 - Sex Pistols - "Anarchy in the U.K." (1977)
4 - Crass - "Do They Owe Us a Living?" (1978)
5 - The Germs - "Lexicon Devil" (1978)
6 - The Clash - "London Calling" (1979)
7 - The Damned - "Machine Gun Etiquette" (1979)
8 - Agent Orange - "Bloodstains" (1979)
1970's Song Clip List
1980's Song Clip List
1 - The Misfits - "Horror Business" (1980)
2 - Dead Kennedys - "California Uber Alles" (1980)
3 - Circle Jerks - "Wasted" (1980)
4 - Adolescents - "Amoeba" (1981)
5 - Black Flag - "Rise Above" (1981)
6 - The Adicts - "England" (1981)
7 - Minor Threat - "Filler" (1981)
8 - D.O.A. - "Smash the State" (1981)
9 - Bad Brains - "Attitude" (1982)
10 - The Misfits - "I Turned into a Martian" (1982)
11 - Descendents - "I'm Not a Punk" (1982)
12 - Fear - "New York's Alright if You Like Saxophones (1982)
13 - Social Distortion - "Telling Them" (1983)
14 - Subhumans - "Mickey Mouse Is Dead" (1983)
15 - Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicide's an Alternative" (19830
16 - Agnostic Front - "Power" (1984)
17 - SNFU - "Misfortune" (1985)
18 - S.O.D. - "Milk" (1985)
19 - Cro-Mags - "Don't Tread on Me" (1986)

20 - Dag Nasty - "Safe" (1987)
21 - Bad Religion - "Suffer" (1988)
22 - Bad Religion - "I Want to Conquer the World" (1989)
23 - Bad Religion - "Modern Man" (1990)
Good Riddance
Rvivr
War on Women
Bane
Comeback Kid
Dropkick Murphys
Hot Water Music
Against Me!
Refused
Kid Dynamite
Belvedere
Verse
Converge
Tragedy
From Ashes Rise
The Flatliners
Latterman
Modern Life Is War
Flogging Molly
None More Black
Paint it Black
?%&^$# Up
Lawrence Arms
Hour of the Wolf
Punk Rock's Variety
SUBGENRES and FUSION GENRES
Oi!
Crust Punk
Street Punk
Anarcho-Punk
Hardcore Punk
Christian Punk (and Hardcore)
Skate Punk
Garage Punk
Ska Punk
Folk Punk
Celtic Punk
Horror Punk
Noise Rock
Riot Grrrl
Taqwacore (Islam)
Trallpunk (Swedish)
Cowpunk (Country)
Psychobilly (Rockabilly)
Gypsy Punk
Pop Punk (Green Day; Offspring; Sum 41)
Punk Blues
Dance Punk
Jazz Punk
Punk Metal
D-Beat
Metalcore (metal and hardcore punk)
Variety of Sound
We're going to take a listen to SOME of what punk rock has to offer in terms of its variety in sound and songwriting.
SOFT
HEAVY
CHEESY
Saves the Day - "Shoulder to the Wheel"
Against Me! - "Sink Florida Sink"
Trial - "Reflections"
Fast and Hard with Exceptional Melody
A.F.I. - "A Single Second"
Hardcore Punk
Emo/Pop Punk
Hardcore Punk
Punk Rock/Folk Punk
NO MELODY
Hardcore Punk
Ceremony - "My Hands Are Made of Spite"
SIMPLE SONGWRITING/GUITAR WORK
Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Punk Rock
COMPLEX SONGWRITING/GUITAR WORK
Propagandhi - "Tertium Non Dartur"
Progressive Hardcore Thrash Punk
SKA PUNK - Trumpets!!!
Mad Caddies - "Bring it Down"
Ska Punk
PUNK BLUEGRASS
Larry and His Flask - "Land of the Free"
Folk/Bluegrass Punk
SLOWER
Latterman - "Videogames and Fantasy Novels..."
Punk Rock
MIDTEMPO
Hot Water Music - "One Step to Slip"
Punk Rock
FASTER
Propagandhi - "Supporting Caste"
Progressive Hardcore Thrash Punk
EXTREMELY FAST
Belvedere - "Two Minutes for Looking so Good"
Skate Punk
DARK TONE
Tragedy - "The Day After"
D-Beat
BEAUTIFUL TONE
Propagandhi - "Unscripted Moment"
Progressive Hardcore Thrash Punk
You May Have Noticed
1 - Propagandhi was on 3 examples of the variety of sound
2 - I'd like to talk about them
3 - Quintessential Punk Rock Band

Genuine
Intense Music
Energetic Live Shows
Release
Angry
Critical
Outcasts
Acceptance
No Rock Stars
Rebellious
Counter Culture

Open Mindedness
Community
Reject Status Quo
Fun Music
Accessible
Aggression
Positivity
Intensely Emotional
Broad Range
Life-Changing
I Once Was Blind
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