Punk rock was a godsend if you were born round about 1960. The singles charts were infested with novelty bands like The Wombles, for any favour, and actors pretending to be really old singing about how great it was before WWI. A lot of the ‘real’ music was complacent, self-satisfied and over-produced. Along came Punk. A lot of us kids interrupted our guitar learning, formed bands, and performed live, inflicting loud three-chord sweary music on whoever would listen. On the whole this was a good thing, although I speak as an inflicter and not an inflictee. When I was older, about 1979, I made up my mind that one of the principal reasons for a band to exist, is to play live music for people to dance to. Music that you and your partner could dance to. Dancing on your own is OK too. You couldn’t dance like that to Punk. So that’s my opinion, one of the best things to be part of is a dance band.