no love for UK Decay?
Your top 10 of punk bands....
kiwijohn - cheers for the reminder, The Saints were a top band. I'm sure I've started dementing, how could I have forgotten 'I'm stranded'? - they also did a brilliant version of 'Lipstick on your collar' - happy memories.
Coyote, please teach me about music. I know nothing. Duh
i know nothing about punk other than the fact my uncle is the drummer in 999. still is, they still tour germany every year i think.
he's late 50's now..
Quite liked Southern Death Cult, Sex Gang Children and Alien Sex Fiend.
GOTH. ASF were about as goth as you could get. SDC became Death Cult became The Cult, and we know what happened to them. Might go see them do the Love album live in October though
Most, if not all, of the goth bands would not have happened if it hadn't been for punk. You could argue that one or two of the punk bands became goth (Siouxsie & The Banshees anyone?).
I started listening to SLF & The Undertones, then The Damned & The Clash, because the band I was in at the time (1981-84) were doing that kind of stuff. We 'evolved' into a goth band like many others at the time (see above).
I never really liked Joy Division though.
WRONG...Southern Death Cult became Getting the Fear, by 3 to 1.
well, true, but IA took the name with him
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I don't really think that acid house had the cultural influence/impact that punk had.
In many respects I'd say it had far greater impact.
When I read this post earlier my first reaction was that I remember my dad pointing out a couple of proper mohican'd studded punks when we visited London in the 70s. He has never, as far as I know, pointed at anybody with an interest in acid-house.
Then through the evening I've been thinking about it and realised that I hadn't got a clue what acid-house is, or who made the music. So I wikipediad and I'm only slightly enlightened.
So imo the reason acid-house didn't have the same influence as punk is because the general population probably couldn't make a top ten list of acid-house artistes. Or maybe they could and it's me who is the musical ignoramus.
I have to say, original "proper" punks didn't have mohicans. Mohicans came later when folk started making a punk fashion. Not that its really relevant to the point you're making.
"Mummy, look at the silly acid house man!"
punks didn't have mohicans
Hey, I'm getting old - my memory may not be crystal clear any more!
Bit of selective editing there, Jon!
could be wrong but i seem to remember mohicans taking off after a picture in Sounds mag, of Rainy from Discharge after a car crash or summats? didnt he need part of his head shaving for stitches, and made it into a mohican?
Just the sort of thing you'd expect a boring old fart music journo to say!
Stuart Maconie is not the above, I was there with his "crew" in his home town and of course Manchesto at the time of punk, it was fantastic, I was 16, what a time! He ain't boring now either. Bloody marvellous time right through till the late 90's. Yes we're all late 40's -early 50's, but we are still cool people, faded to grey yes, but still on-it ish.
Anarchy in the UK, what a memory, fantastic...
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - when I were a lad....
/doffs cap //cap back on.
Strictly speaking punk was a fashion before it became a musical/social movement. McLaren has a lot to answer for
I have to say that i generally don't like UK punk (sex pistols etc) although i don't mind the buzzcocks (boom,tsh)
Saw Black Flag at Christmas On Earth, Rollins was a complete nutter
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