Though it seems petty and dumb in retrospect, "selling out" was a thing people cared about once. The quickest, most surefire way for a punk band to piss off its loyal fanbase was to put their Herbie Hancocks on a contract with a major label. The resulting outrage was real.
Meet Dennis Van Hoof, founder of Oddie Records, a one-man micro-label specialising in vinyl and cassette releases. In fact, you could easily take Van Hoof home to meet your parents. And that stuff you can only do if you do it with an independent label.
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Punk rock or " punk " is a rock music genre that emerged in the mids in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as " proto-punk " music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream s rock. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics.
Rough Trade Records is an independent record label based in London, England. It was formed in by Geoff Travis who had opened a record store off Ladbroke Grove. Having successfully promoted and sold records by punk rock and early post-punk and indie pop bands such as the Smiths and Desperate BicyclesTravis began to manage acts and distribute bands such as Scritti Politti and began the label, which was informed by left-wing politics and structured as a co-operative.
That force was record labels. Zines and labels went hand in hand. And many of those who ran labels were also in bands themselves.
Obviously everyone thinks that their music taste is amazing at that age, but really, what a time to be a music fan. So, we deferred to the wisdom of the public and asked our readers what they thought. So, here we have it: the best 50 punk albums of all time, as voted for by Louder readers.
Where does the story of punk rock begin? The fact of the matter is, punk is a pretty shapeless thing. It has a beginning, a middle, and maybe an end, but things get murkier from there.
Green Day, the Ramones, Patti Smith and more make the punk album list. This Vancouver band comes on like Black Flag fronted by the bastard daughter of Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks, with each song going off like a nail bomb of desire. This pop-punk smash stayed on the charts for 70 weeks.