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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
Punk Rock
  • Dieter
  • Elwood Fisher III
  • Tradd Fisher
  • 4/23/09
  • Developed in 1974-1976 in UK and USA
  • Stemmed from Garage Rock
  • Reaction against popular culture
  • “Lowest of the low” term originated with media.
  • “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
  • Politics: All over spectrum, but usually left-wing/ progressive
  • DIY
  • “Selling Out”
  • Straight Edge / Vegan
  • Authenticity
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Mohawk
  • Combat Boots
  • Chuck Taylors
  • Denim, Leather
  • Torn Clothing
  • Spikes and Studs
  • Band Tee
  • Anti-Fashion
regional scenes
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
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
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.
  • 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/