Best of Post-punk

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  1. Neener

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    Just started a band that I guess you could consider having a “post-punk” sound, at least that’s where we are sort of heading...

    Would really appreciate some of your favorite tracks/bands

    Let’s hear it!
     
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    Go no further.

     
  3. Si G X

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    Post-punk is a hard thing to define, but what springs to mind is:

    XTC
    Joy Division
    Magazine
    Wire
    PIL
    The The
    Spear of Destiny
    The Three Johns
    ... even early U2 and stuff like that.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    It is. There’s anything from disco to new wave mixed up in there sometimes. That’s why I’m curious to see what everyone comes up with!
     
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    PiL, Wire, Gang of Four, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Magazine, Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, the Cure, the Fall, the Pop Group.
    Many of these bands were formed by musicians who'd been punks right at the start 75/76, so by 79 wanted to do something a bit different.
    And the bands were all very different.
    That album above is New York No Wave, not Post Punk.
     
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    The above list plus:

    Gang Of Four
    Killing Joke
    Talking Heads
    Television
    Siouxsie and the Banshees
    The Cure
    The Birthday Party
    Devo
    Suicide
    Mission of Burma
    Echo and the Bunnymen
    Bauhaus
    Cocteau Twins

    ....
     
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    Check out Fugazi.
     
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    Very good list but...
    S***, how could I miss out Killing Joke.
    Sorry, Jaz & Geordie.
     
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    Great band but not Post Punk.
     
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    I think we need a definition.

    Is it really a 'genre' as such? or are we just talking bands that became successful/started in the immediate post-punk period around '79, influenced by punk but at the same time not following any of (what had become) it's clichés and conventions?
     
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    a different beast, but if you like them, check out the ex and gang of four.

    also, to the original poster:

    what post punk bands do you like? it's such a broad category of music that i feel like i could be here all day talking about it without something to narrow down the field of discussion a little bit.

    lately i've been really liking the things that border on goth music and the super danceable post punk.
     
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    here's a favorite.
     
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    I tend to define post-punk (if it needs a definition) as any bands than came in after the first wave of punk. Punk itself owed quite a bit to standard rock and roll trappings...guitar/bass/drums, verse/chorus/verse song structure. Fast, angry, apocalyptic. Post punk bands added keyboards, pulled back on the nihilism a bit, turned down the volume, and turned up the intellectualism. They also weren't as afraid of musical proficiency.

    I dunno....that's my take.
     
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    A good take I think.

    I'm really more into of new-wave/power pop around this era, which explains why I'm not really 'up' on post-punk.
     
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    Gang Of Four...… The Fall is a species unto itself :cool:
     
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    There is no "post- Punk". Either you was and you still is or you wasn't and you ain't.

    "Every gimmick hungry yob digging gold from rock 'n' roll grabs the mic to tell us he'll die before he's sold!!"

    Or is it "Die before he's old"?!

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Most of that list weren't, aren't and never will be "punk".

    I nominate Rage.

     
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    In addition to many added above, I'll add a couple of my old friends from back in the day:

    The Chameleons UK
    The Mighty Lemon Drops
     
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    I think I remember that crazy time in history.
    When was the first wave of punk over?
     
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    so,

    new wave. cool. :)
     
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