Best of Post-punk

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Neener, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Fendereedo

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    I've seen a lot of those bands and have some of their lps, but I didn't know what genre they were to be honest. Thanks for shedding some light on that for me.
     
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    Pre post-punk

     
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    Definitely not. None of the Soft Boys were even remotely punk to begin with and the band were totally anachronistic.
     
  4. Neener

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    I would consider a lot of these bands from the late 90's early 00's "Indie", but "post-punk revival" or garage could definitely apply to some.

    Indie is pretty blanket. You could make the argument "Indie" has been around since the 80's...ie Sonic Youth, Pavement, etc...although people back then would probably call it "Alternative"...Indie (this is all my opinion) was really referring to rock bands that didn't have a "radio" or "mainstream" sound, and were on Independent labels, even though many became GIGANTIC successes. There WAS a sound associated with being on an independent label.

    Music fads always happen in cycles...we just had another wave of post-punk bands so post-post-punk? ;)
     
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    Love this track as well.
     
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    For the sake of conversation, what would you classify this? (great track btw)

     
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    Southern Death Cult were described as Positive Punk;
    Death Cult were Goth;
    The Cult were Goth then Psychedelic then turned into AC/DC.
    I liked them all. Still love The Cult.
     
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    NOT...Post Punk!
     
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    Yes, I would class all of them as Post Punk. You are on the ball Sir!
     
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    Post Punk bands were formed by musicians who had been in Punk bands. That's where the phrase came from.
    Another stupid music category from the British music press.
    John Lydon - Sex Pistols/PiL
    Joy Division - Stiff Kittens/ Warsaw
    Howard Devoto - Buzzcocks/Magazine
    Or bands that rode the first wave of Punk & then did their own thing
    Wire
    The Fall
    Gang of Four
    Siouxsie & the Banshees.
     
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    this is my first time hearing it after being super familiar with the bauhaus version. i've only really heard his ambient work.
     
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    Wire, The stranglers, Pere Ubu, Siouxsie and the banshees, XTC, The pretenders, PIL, The slits, Bauhaus, The Fall, Gang of four , joy division, Killing Joke , Talking heads, The Slits, throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Birthday Party, DNA, tEEN aGE jESUS AND THE jERKS jOHN cALE
     
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    Predates what most call the first wave of punk by at least 18 months. Part glam, part avant garde, mostly unique and apart from any trends except for those that they influenced. Listen to the Bryan Ferry Orchestra to hear what really influenced Roxy.
     
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