A Brief, Albeit Highly Subjective History of Punk…
It’s being called Punk40, so apparently it’s the 40th anniversary of “punk” which is a little misleading because music with punk sensibilities existed before the media and Malcolm McLaren labeled it punk.
In this multi-part post, I’m going to feature some songs that I’d consider pre-punk, punk and post-punk.
We’re starting with the Sonics, then some MC5, Iggy Pop, the Clash, The Ramones, the Buzzcocks. We’ll finish up with some Joy Division and other post punk, new wave stuff.
There were lots of “garage” rock bands in the early 60’s but none of them made noise like Tacoma Washington’s The Sonics.