Background of Punk music
The word “Punk” was first realized in the 1970’s. Punk music was majorly related to Punk rock which also developed during the same period. In addition to that, Punk rock music was more of a “garage” kind of music since most of the artists who indulged in punk music sang from their garages.
The 70’s punk rock music had a number of previous influences. First, due to the fact that most of the punk rock artists incorporated garage rock characteristics; punk music was highly influenced by garage rock. As a result, garage rock became one of the influencers of punk music. Secondly, genres such as proto punk, pub rock, glam rock, surf rock and ska had a very huge influence to the origins of punk rock. For example, proto punk was very much common in the 1960’s. Some of the bands which propagated this style of music were the Velvet Underground, MC5 and the Stooges. Whereas single artists included Lou Reed, David Bowie, Captain Beefheart and Iggy Pop. It is important to note that the mentioned bands as well as the individual artists promoted and encouraged the emergence of punk rock bands such as the New York Dolls, the Dictators (“Proto punk”, 2013), the Ramones and the Sex Pistols (“History of Punk Rock”, n.d). Garage rock was also a major influencer to punk music. This style of music was prevalent in the 1960‘s; however, at that time it was closely related to rock and roll. Additionally, it was characterised by garage performances – that is, the artists used to practice and perform in their garages. Some of the notable garage rock bands then included the likes of the Aardvarks, the Actioneers, the Angry, the Bad Boys, the Cobras only to mention a few. ...