Thursday, March 10, 2011

Punk Rock Genesis: 10 founding fathers

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• The MC5: The punk starts here — in Detroit in 1964, when this motley pack of rabid volume mongers turned their amps up to 12 and played harder than a granite slab in every high school auditorium and armory they could find until the major labels couldn’t deny them any longer. The result was their seminal debut, the prickly, live Kick Out The Jams. Drawing on John Lee Hooker, Sun Ra and even the Black Panthers for inspiration, and fueled by their iconoclastic manager John Sinclair, few artists have cut their own path in music or had a broader influence than the 5.

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http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/punk-rock-0221-2011/


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