MAKE MY DAY, PUNK!
1976, Punk and the Death of Deference
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, US bands and artists such as The MC5, The Stooges, The New York Dolls, Richard Hell, Patti Smith and the Ramones entered the music scene amid the sound of crashing drums, experimental noise, driving guitars and bags of attitude. They looked and sounded different from the bands that had gone before. They delivered energetic and uncompromising performances, eschewing the feel-good disco melodies of the time and the indulgent and long prog rock symphonies. Over in the United Kingdom, punk exploded sometime during 1976. Just before Christmas that year the Sex Pistols famously released their debut single Anarchy in the UK to shocked and delighted ...