Punk was also an assault on prog rock. New wave emerged from punk as keyboardists/synthesists resumed their rightful place in rock.
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Punk rock was a not so much a breath of fresh air to the music scene but a full blown hurricane.
My friends 'two bob' pub punk band 'The Anabolic Steroids' motto was 'ability stinks'....
Really fun times being in and around the late 70's with that to brief musical revolution in the mecca of music.
No more pogoing! and definitely no more swapping spit from across the room, ewwww...........
Disco had its moments, too.
I agree. Speaking from the perspective of someone whose listening is 95% classical music, it has always puzzled me why so many people are so negative about disco. The top hits of Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Van McCoy, and a lot of what the Bee Gees did in "Saturday Night Fever" leave me, and I would think most anyone, unable to sit still (and before anyone makes any wisecracks, I'll say that I mean that in a positive sense, not in the sense of being unable to stay in the room).
Perhaps what prompts all the negativism is the schlock which followed those mega-hits, as the record industry tried to capitalize on their popularity and over-saturated the market.
this post was meant to be a reply to the "punk" post below. stupid newbe mistake on my behalf. the disco comment was meant to be a joke, although there is *some* truth in the comment.
my problem with disco wasn't so much the music, as it was the white leisure suits lol!.
lots of folks hated disco, not just the punk rockers.
punk hated almost everything excepted by the mainstream. crazy days for sure!
CBGB was a pretty hilarious place to see a show - kinda like watching in a hallway. I once saw a band called "The Shirts" play there and the drummer managed to hit someone in the crowd with a snare or tom that he kicked over. The ensuing fight came back toward me in the rear of the house like a wave in slow motion. One of the oddest things I've ever seen.
PS The band's singer, Annie Golden, went on to some success an an actress. I think she was one of the leads in Milos Foreman's film adaptation of "Hair".