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Post-punk music


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    • found: Work cat.: Reynolds, S. Totally wired : post-punk interviews and overviews, 2010.
    • found: Reynolds, S. Rip it up and start again : postpunk 1978-1984, 2006.
    • found: Churton, W.R. "Have you checked the children?" : punk and postpunk music in New Zealand, 1977-1981, c1999.
    • found: Smith, K.L. Encyclopedia of indie rock, 2008:Post-Punk (Post-punk is a genre of music that got its start at the beginning of the 1980s when bands that were influenced by the 1960's and the 1970's forefathers of punk decided to carry on the torch. The term "post" was attached to the subgenre when, with the turn of the century, music was heading in the direction of alternative rock. This revivalist punk movement was spearheaded by bands such as Gang of Four, Talking Heads, The Fall, The Human League, Adam & the Ants, Aztec Camera, Cabaret Voltaire, Wire, Contortions, Joy Division, The Raincoats, Big Black, Killing Joke, Mission of Burma, and Orange Juice, all of which have in some way continued the punk tradition in the spirit of their music and shared the punk aesthetic of their idols. A post-punk revival occurred again in the 2000s when bands that honored punk bands started making music akin to that of acts such as the Ramones, The Clash, and the Sex Pistols. Post-punk artists, however, were more adept at (and forgiving of) creating radio-friendly tracks than their forefathers who may have considered such an act as crossing the line of "selling out." Post-punk acts, on the other hand, released music they simply felt was more accessible to fans that respected the work of groundbreaking punk bands.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 12, 2014(Post-punk is a rock music genre that paralleled and emerged from the initial punk rock explosion of the late 1970s. The genre is a more experimental and arty form of punk.[2] Post-punk laid the groundwork for alternative rock by broadening the range of punk and underground music, incorporating elements of krautrock (particularly the use of synthesizers and extensive repetition), disco, dub music, and studio experimentation into the genre. It was the focus of the 1980s alternative music/independent scene, and led to the development of genres such as gothic rock and industrial music. ... Post-punk led to the development of many musical genres, including dance-rock, industrial music, synthpop, post-hardcore, neo-psychedelia and, most prominently, alternative rock. Bands such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Cure played in a darker, more morose style of post-punk that lead to the development of the gothic rock genre. ... The turn of the 21st century saw a post-punk revival in British and American alternative and indie rock, which soon started appearing in other countries, as well.)
    • found: last.fm website, Dec. 12, 2014(Post-punk is a rock music movement with its roots in the late 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion of the mid-1970s. The genre retains its roots in the punk movement but is more introverted, complex and experimental. It found a firm place in the 1980s independent scene, and led to the development of genres such as gothic rock, industrial music and alternative rock. Post-punk began in the late 1970s and persisted into the early 1980s. Contrary to what the name would imply, post-punk really developed along side and with punk rock as opposed to after punk's initial 1977 boom. However, because it was a much less limited genre sonically, post-punk did enjoy a significantly longer lifespan than the rock and roll revivalism of the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, etc. While punk itself soon came to have a signature sound, a few acts began to experiment with more challenging musical structures, lyrical themes, and a self-consciously art-based image, while retaining punk's initial iconoclastic stance. ... Most post-punk features a very prominent bass guitar, some use of electronic instrumentation, jagged, angular guitar work and melodies, highly poetic lyrics, and a generally intellectual attitude towards the proceedings derived from art rock, although none of these are necessarily requirements.)
    • found: rateyourmusic.com website, Dec. 12, 2014(Post-punk. With its roots in the mid to late 1970s, post-punk is a movement that followed on the heels of the initial Punk Rock explosion. While retaining its roots in punk rock, post-punk is generally more complex and introverted. Also, musicians tend to be much more experimental, often incorporating influences from Dub, Electronic, Funk, Krautrock, Art Rock, and Experimental music. Classic examples include Joy Division, Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd., Gang of Four, Wire, The Chameleons, Magazine, The Birthday Party and The Fall. Unlike its more pop-based counterpart New Wave, post-punk often deals with darker subject matter. Post-punk is also often considered one of the primary predecessors of the wave of Alternative Rock styles that followed in the early 1980s onwards. Stylistically, the genre has a general backbone consisting of a prominent, pulsating sound and rhythm section of bass and drums. The bouncy syncopation and overall funkiness of the bass is exploited to its maximum in Dance-Punk. On top of this arrangement are atmospheric-but-minimal, spiky, interweaving lead guitar lines and squall, creating a cold, melancholic tone, with extensive use of minor key melodies. Vocals are commonly menacing, monotone and even robotic. This often sorrowful atmosphere led to much overlap between post-punk and Gothic Rock (e.g. The Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and The Banshees and The Sisters of Mercy), a fusion also explored in Death Rock, a sub-style pioneered by groups such as 45 Grave and Christian Death. As well as various underground revival bands, a mainstream Post-Punk Revival with bands such as Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, and Bloc Party brought the style back into the spotlight in the early 2000s. Although it has clear roots in the gloomy, beat-driven sound of early post-punk, it also takes some influence from Indie Rock, has generally incorporated fewer influences from other genres, and has been more commercially successful than the original post-punk movement (particularly in the United Kingdom).)
    • found: Allmusic website, Dec. 12, 2014(Pop/Rock > Punk/New Wave > Post-Punk. After the punk revolution of 1977, a number of bands inspired by the d.i.y. spirit and raw sound of punk were formed. However, instead of replicating the sound of the Sex Pistols, many of these bands forged into more experimental territory, taking cues from a range of artists and styles, such as Roxy Music, David Bowie (especially Low, Heroes and Lodger), disco, dub and Krautrock. The result was Post-Punk, a more adventurous and arty form of punk, no less angry or political but often more musically complex and diverse. Many of these groups -- like Joy Division or the Cure -- created dark, synthesizer-oriented soundscapes while others-- like Orange Juice or XTC -- had a lighter guitar-based musical approach but their lyrics and music were off-kilter and often subverted traditional pop/rock song structures. Post-punk eventually developed into alternative pop/rock in the '80s.)
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