Punk

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  • Created on: 29-01-16 14:44
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  • Punk
    • Instrumentation
      • Vocals (Mainly male)
      • Electric Guitar
      • Bass
      • Drums
      • Occasionally Keyboards
    • Performance and Arrangement
      • Hard-edged, raw and chaotic
      • Small ensembles
      • Vocals often shout
      • Simple melodies
        • Simple chord structures
        • Cover few pitches
      • Fast tempo
      • Drums loud and 'trashy'
      • Songs are very short (around 2 minutes)
    • Technology and Production
      • DIY ethic
      • Recorded in small independent studios for raw sound
      • No production tricks used
      • Guitar often distorted
      • Effects used but more subtle than the sound of pop music
      • No psychedelic use of effects
    • Main Artists
      • Sex Pistols
      • The Clash
      • The Stranglers
      • The Jam
      • The Undertones
      • Ramones   (US)
      • Patti Smith Group    (US)
    • Influences
      • Rock and Roll
      • Early 60's Pop
      • Hard Rock
    • Key Facts and Terminology
      • Started around 1975
        • In the US and UK
      • By 1980 punk bands stopped (split up or moved in a different direction)
      • It was a reaction against progressive rock
      • Designed to be aggressive
      • The focus of the lyrics was often social and political issues
      • Songs /bands were banned from the radio
      • Support of The Anti-Nazi League and Rock Against Racism
      • Pogo-ing (dance style)
      • Clothing was important as was hairstles
        • Black clothing
          • Zips and safety pins
          • Kilts and tartan
        • Spiked hair dyed bright colours
          • Example: Mohawk /Mohican
    • Examples
      • Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
      • The Clash - London Calling
      • Ramones - I Don't Want To Grow Up

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