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Rather than risking diverting Johnny Cash thread:

"Headsup to OZ viewers:

Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)

National multicultural broadcaster.


after RockWiz on saturday nights has a varied series on Music, tonight focusing on 'Punk'. It's not just performances but also discussion of ideology and various concurrent issues, newsfootage etc that seems to aim give a balanced understanding.

In this instance that the Punk 'movement', as originating/manufactured in Britain, was largely progressive or left oriented as opposed to superficially visually a neo-nazi phenomena. This corresponds to my memories of that era as an initially repelled, or perhaps skeptic of a disaffected and disorganised 'flash in the pan', but later a 'follower' in the late 1970's. The Sex Pistols raft performance down the river Thames was particularly inspiring."

one cannot go past Joe Strummer and "The Clash" - Know Your Rights


"The Clash were the romantics of the London 1977 punk explosion...

They were inspired by Nicaragua's Sandinista revolutionaries, but they weren't above a little art-for-art's-sake -- after all, Sandino himself was a Wordsworth man, and the Clash made dramatic music out of their garageland politics.

...But the record company deemed The Clash too rude for U.S. release and shelved it for two years. The belated, reshuffled American version deleted four great songs but added three not-bad ones, one great one ("White Man in Hammersmith Palais"), and maybe the greatest punk anthem ever, "Complete Control." The 35-minute U.K. version and the 43-minute U.S. version are both now separately available; apparently it's too much goddamn trouble for Sony to put all 19 songs on one 52-minute CD, so you'll have to do it yourself. While you're at it, add "Groovy Times" and "Gates of the West," two amazing songs from the bonus seven-inch that originally came with the U.S. version, for an incomparable 60-minute Clash buzz."

Further the Dead Kennedys with 'songs' such as "Let's Lynch the Landlord " and

"Nazi Punks F%^& Off"

"Punk ain't no religious cult

Punk means thinking for yourself

You ain't hardcore cos you spike your hair

When a jock still lives inside your head

Nazi punks

Nazi punks

Nazi punks-F%^& Off!

Nazi punks

Nazi punks

Nazi punks-^&** Off!

If you've come to fight, get outa here

You ain't no better than the bouncers

We ain't trying to be police

When you ape the cops it ain't anarchy

[Repeat chorus]

Ten guys jump one, what a man

You fight each other, the police state wins

Stab your backs when you trash our halls

Trash a bank if you've got real balls

You still think swastikas look cool

The real nazis run your schools

They're coaches, businessmen and cops

In a real fourth reich you'll be the first to go

[Repeat chorus]

You'll be the first to go

You'll be the first to go

You'll be the first to go

Unless you think"

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  • 1 year later...

It'll be a little off topic, sorry for that.

I can't help but mention The Hives, the Swedish rock band who have a strongly influenced punk sound.

I think they're one of the few good post-punk/garage rock bands.


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  • 2 months later...

History of punk



Some good punk influenced newer bands are,

Panic At The Disco

The Killers

My Chemical Romance

Arctic Monkeys

Simple Plan

The Dead 60s

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They have been described as :"the most primitive band in the world" and ''the earliest punk band'', but they were very local, one moment not there and then suddenly they landed with a bang. Heady days.

Chris is still around I think, in Sweden or back and forth.

Interestingly they were/are popular there. I haven't seen them (original Saints) live since sometime in the early 80's in Brisvegas I think, or was it Bombay Rock. Musta been there, can't remember much in er...frivolous? detail.

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