Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mother, Dec 1, 2015.
The first caveman who ever banged two rocks together.
The Kingsmen predate them. Plus the Standells had a Mouseketeer in their lineup. Too showbiz!
Edit: Actually, The Wailers predated the Kingsmen. They're probably the earliest garage rock group I can think of.
It's been around longer than you might suspect:
The Sonics won.
The earlier line-up of The Standells did not contain a Mouseketeer (Dick Dodd), but
did include a future Walker Brother (Gary Leeds).
The Monks sound punk as heck especially for the mid 60s
I think I've said it before in a similar thread, but one of the main differences between 60s "garage rock" style punk and 70s punk is that teen angst (read horniness) got traded for nihilism or the political.
I guess you could say the The Modern Lovers sort of bridged that gap. Jonathan Richman obviously wanted to get laid but you pretty much knew he wasn't going to. The alpha male bravado was gone.
"Gee, Officer Krupke" from Berstein and Sondheim's West Side Story is the first punk song in my book.
New York street kids self depricatingly diss law enforcement officer's instantaneous condemnation of their ilk.
"Gee, Officer Krupke? Krup You!!!"
Led Zeppelin with Communication Breakdown.
There is an amazing book titied "lipstick traces" that ties,punk.the sex pistols to the French revolution....so I'm voting....napoleon!!!!no seriously....this book is a must read!!!
And out of these two drummers....we lose karen carpenter over tipper gore?!!karen could have been a punk....I miss her!!!
John lydon loved Peter hammil and Vander Graff generator!!me too....
Got to be Iggy
Took " garage rock" into the danger zone...
Garage rock could be pretty dangerous even before Mr. Osterberg.
Iommi notes land with a massive THUD!Punk notes strike with a loud THUMP!Iommi is dirge-like& plodding where punk licks are fast and furious.Big difference.Of course "Paranoid" is the one Iommi exception to the rule.
I don’t care who “invented” punk.
But The Saints from my home town were top of the tree for me.
Remember folks, guitar solos were OUT as far as punk was concerned - which rules out Sabbath, Led Zep and even The Stooges if you think about it (though Iggy's influence is undeniable).
I'd give The Sonics the nod as the fathers of punk.
Arthur Lee & Love 1966
"7 & 7 Is"
Testimonial if only because of all the punk rockers that covered this wonderful explosion of creativity!
The Stooges brought it all together aesthetically and musically in one nihilistic, punchy blueprint.
Then one could argue all day long about precursors, but they were all "lacking" in one or more aspects.
Jerry Lee Lewis had the punk attitude boxed and on his shelf in 1957.Everything after is impersonation which is the highest form of flattery.Jerry Lee traits;
3.Short hard driving loud songs.
4.Radical stage act.
5.Street literacy writing
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