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Chapter 32 - English Post-Punk from Gothrock to P-Funk - Page 1 of 6
The term post-punk is usually used to describe groups that continue the musical discourse begun by punk and steer it in new musical directions in order to identify the English area of the New World phenomenon: It is important to understand that if punk rock in America was only one of the many fruits of the 1975-77 waves, with Ramones artists such as Television and Suicide, in England the sounds that emerged in 1977 are those of Sex Pistols and Clash, i.e. punk in the narrower sense:
This is the only way to explain and understand the phenomenon of the English New Age, which always has punk as sound and starting point, and which, despite its fusion with the musical lesson of historical groups of the English tradition such as David Bowie and Roxy Music and the experiments with more exotic genres such as Dubai and Krautrock, retains its characteristic signature that can be felt in all its infinite and winding ramifications.
The first album defined as post-punk is "Pink Flag" by Wire, from 1977, a record that introduces a complexity, an irony, but also a punk vein into punk rock that was previously unknown to the phenomenon, and that proves to be an essential influencing factor for the entire music of the upcoming English New Week, only to introduce the synthesizers, seemingly antithetical to the sound of English punk, in "Chairs Missing" from 1978 and in the masterpiece "154" from 1979.
Mail Punk: La scene new wave
The Post Punk doesn't refer to a genre that follows the musical movement that continues on the same artistic line, no, it's just a post for a timing question that has its focus in England and that we all know as theark wave or new wave genre. In fact, his roots are punk, which turns into electronic sounds and becomes obscure to the point of popular song and dancing later.
A musical stream of progressive punk. The first or most important representatives of the genre were Dark Sounds suggested by Phil Limited, who later changed to Gothic Rock with the release of their debut album Dark Sounds, Dark Sounds, "Public Image" (1978), which evolved with Metal Box, also known as Second Edition, released in 1979.
The strength of the GDP was beside the offered music above all the excellence in the voice, Johnny Rotten, former singer of Sex Pistols. The Post Punk includes the Bauhaus with the unforgettable debut "Bela Lugosi's Dead", which accompanied the beginning of the movie "Miriam Si risveglia A Mezzanotte" with David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sandon.
It became a worship of the sinister scene when they played with The Cure at the Marquee in London on 4 March 1979. After the death of Curtis, who had killed himself by hanging on 18 May 1980 at the age of 24, the group disbanded and the New Order was born. From these three groups the real wave of darkness emerged with Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Cure, Killing Joke, Virgin Prunes, Sisters of Mercy, Christian Death, to name but a few.
The albums of these bands touched the maximum point of expression of post punk. The Sisters Of Mercy, with Andrew Eldritch's cavernous voice, made beautiful albums until they stopped releasing new works to protest against their label's work. They followed Leonard Cohen's music, from which they got their name from one of his songs on his debut record "Songs of Leonard Cohen".
The group repeatedly warned against associating their name with the gothic genre, including contract clauses in their engagements, as the Sisters Of Mercy were a rock group. The Christian Death genre was a mixture of Black Flag, American punk and Bauhaus. With the Americans Talks Heads, led by David Byrne, we come to the subgenre of post-punk, post-funk, because the group was the first to insert radio cadenzas into the music they proposed, not real movement, but a branching of it.