Who invented punk rock?

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  1. Wright

    Wright Forum Resident

    The first caveman who ever banged two rocks together.
  2. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Dave Davies
  3. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    the standells
  4. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    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.
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  5. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

    Placerville, CA
    It's been around longer than you might suspect:
  6. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Forum Resident

    The Sonics won.
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  7. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    The earlier line-up of The Standells did not contain a Mouseketeer (Dick Dodd), but
    did include a future Walker Brother (Gary Leeds).
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  8. ToneLa

    ToneLa Forum Resident

    The Monks sound punk as heck especially for the mid 60s
  9. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    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.
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  10. steven23

    steven23 Well-Known Member

    London UK
    Dr Feelgood
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  11. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Dublin, Ireland
    "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!!!"
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  12. Murph

    Murph Somewhere...under heaven

    Led Zeppelin with Communication Breakdown.
  13. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    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!!!
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  14. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    And out of these two drummers....we lose karen carpenter over tipper gore?!!karen could have been a punk....I miss her!!!
  15. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    John lydon loved Peter hammil and Vander Graff generator!!me too....
  16. jeddy

    jeddy Forum Resident

    Got to be Iggy

    Took " garage rock" into the danger zone...
  17. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    Garage rock could be pretty dangerous even before Mr. Osterberg.

  18. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    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.
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  19. soundfanz

    soundfanz Forum Resident

    I don’t care who “invented” punk.
    But The Saints from my home town were top of the tree for me. :)
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  20. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    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).
  21. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

    East TN
    I'd give The Sonics the nod as the fathers of punk.
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  22. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing

    Arthur Lee & Love 1966
    "7 & 7 Is"

    Testimonial if only because of all the punk rockers that covered this wonderful explosion of creativity!

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  23. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing

    Louie Louie!
  24. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    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.
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  25. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    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;
    2.F.U. Attitude
    3.Short hard driving loud songs.
    4.Radical stage act.
    5.Street literacy writing

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