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Punk Rock. Dieter Elwood Fisher III Tradd Fisher 4/23/09. Origins. Developed in 1974-1976 in UK and USA Stemmed from Garage Rock Reaction against popular culture “Lowest of the low” term originated with media. Sound. “Stripped Down” Distorted guitars playing power chords

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Punk Rock

  • Dieter

  • Elwood Fisher III

  • Tradd Fisher

  • 4/23/09

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  • Developed in 1974-1976 in UK and USA

  • Stemmed from Garage Rock

  • Reaction against popular culture

  • “Lowest of the low” term originated with media.

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  • “Stripped Down”

  • Distorted guitars playing power chords

  • Fast, 4/4 Drumming

  • Bass lines tend to follow guitar

  • Vocals range from smooth and melodic to screaming, but usually somewhere in the middle

  • Lyrics may or may not be socially/politically conscious

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  • Politics: All over spectrum, but usually left-wing/ progressive

  • DIY

  • “Selling Out”

  • Straight Edge / Vegan

  • Authenticity

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  • Not Emphasized

  • Initially popular in USA and UK until 80s

  • Revival in 90/2000s with pop-punk, ska punk and “emo”

  • Usually not on major labels- often considered selling out

  • Has had a dedicated underground following since it's inception

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  • Anarcho- Punk (Crass, Conflict, Rudimentary Peni, Zounds, Flux of Pink Indians, early Chumbawamba)

  • Hardcore (Minor Threat, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Hüsker Dü)

  • Oi!/Street punk (The Business, Angelic Upstarts, The 4-Skins, Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects)

  • Skate Punk (JFA, Agent Orange, RKL, Bad Religion, NOFX, No Use for a Name)

  • Pop-Punk (Descendents, Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Mr. T Experience, Bouncing Souls)

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  • Riot Grrl (Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney, Bratmobile, Le Tigre, Witchypoo)

  • Queercore (Pansy Division, God is my Co-pilot, Fifth Column, PME, Sister George)

  • Crust Punk (Doom, Amebix, Antisect, Discharge, Nausea)

  • Ska Punk/Skacore (Operation Ivy, Against All Authority, Choking Victim, Suicide Machines, Rudiments)

  • Crossover Thrash (Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, Corrosion of Conformity, SS Decontrol)

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  • Mohawk

  • Combat Boots

  • Chuck Taylors

  • Denim, Leather

  • Torn Clothing

  • Spikes and Studs

  • Band Tee

  • Anti-Fashion

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Regional Scenes

  • Most cities in the UK

  • US: Boston, NYC/NJ, DC area, Florida, Texas, Chicago, Minneapolis, LA area, Bay area

  • Spain

  • Belgium

  • France

  • Australia

  • South America

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And of Course Germany!

  • Originally began in West Germany when Brit punk became popular.

  • Male (Düsseldorf), PVC (West Berlin), Big Balls and the Great White Idiot (Hamburg)

  • More New Wave influenced, synth-heavy (Neue Deutsche Welle) bands, but also a backlash

  • Kreuzberg, original “home” of German punk

  • Deutschpunk- term for 80s German hardcore political punk

  • Slime (Hamburg) first deutschpunk band to have albums banned because of politics

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More German Punk!

  • Deutschpunk ran along side American Hardcore

  • Late 80s saw mostly apolitical “fun punk” bands, similar to American pop-punk

  • Most bands had mostly German lyrics

  • Wider audience when singing in English

  • Not a large punk scene in East Germany, only in “secret”

  • Bands allowed by government, criticized for cooperating

  • Several Festivals- Force Attack (Rostock), Punk im Pott (Essen/Oberhausen), Punk and Disorderly (Berlin)

  • Chaostage in Hanover/Wuppertal no longer takes place because of riots and destruction.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-C-YAKCvVA&feature=related Slime- Polizei SA SS (one of their banned songs)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb6ULF76if8&feature=PlayList&p=A909BD9BD0A7996B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=40 Slime Live

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt9qFN2koRADie Toten Hosen Live

  • http://www.mitchclem.com/nothingnice/