When did punk rock die? Everyone knows it happened sometime in recent history, but few people agree on when. The music still exists, in knowing quotation marks, but its winning combination of unforced abrasiveness and calculated offensiveness seems to have disappeared.
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The song gained immediate notoriety by its introduction. Tyner heard the expression and it fitted in with this idea of total commitment, total assault on the culture. So we used the expression to harass other bands. Well, if they were losers, we let them know that. And then Klaus [Flouride] began noodling around on what became that signature bass line. It was a pretty chief song for making me decide I ought to stick with these guys and it might turn into something really unusual. By the time the album was recorded, Television had played together for three years. For me, that was fine.
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Fuck classic anything! Which is to say it still sounds fresh and brash and still makes sense today. Hence it is, uh, classic. And how can disagreement not arise? What is punk?
I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry. In the '70s, garage rock began to diversify, eventually evolving into the punk movement. Punk went on to become one of the most powerful musical movements in history. Punk was a revolution in the music industry, pushing back against the extravagance of rock music at the time, setting out to prove that great music could be cheap, simple, and aggressive. If punk is your flavor, then you'll definitely have something to say. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. Evolving out of the garage rock movement, the punk sound is characterized by stripped-down instrumentation in fast-paced songs, hard-edged melodies, and offbeat singing styles.