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
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 • 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
Ideologies • Politics: All over spectrum, but usually left-wing/ progressive • DIY • “Selling Out” • Straight Edge / Vegan • Authenticity
Popularity • 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
Subgenres • 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)
Subgenres • 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)
Fashion • Mohawk • Combat Boots • Chuck Taylors • Denim, Leather • Torn Clothing • Spikes and Studs • Band Tee • Anti-Fashion
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
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
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.
Links • 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/