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1974-77: Punk in the UK
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
fetish, punk, authority, drugs, economically, Virgin, popular, Strummer, shop, eye, biker, despair, financial, middle, Ramones, EMI, Dolls, bother, McLaren, Queen, Styrene, London, woman, scandalous, Clash, Bullocks, Shelley, McLaren, outrageous, political, Wave, move
1974-77: punk in the UK
starts with one guy: Malcolm               
background
the UK in the 70s
troubling                    economy
the US had the same problems
but most              class kids in the US had enough
but in the UK a feeling of despair that they would never be able to          out of where they were
a sense of why             , no hope
punk music is often associated with a cultural expression of this               
in the US, punk was not so much                          focused as in the UK
Malcolm                (1946-2010)
a haberdasher
owned his own         , managed it on the King's Row
a poke-a-stick-in-your-       kind of guy
his store: Let It Rock
later changed its name to: "Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die"
sold            jackets, leather-ware
sold these next to stores that had the elegant men's wear
wanted to make a bigger splash in the world
he saw the New York            on television in England
supplied the red letter outfits they wore
1974 they were on the verge of breaking up
some in group addicted to           
others in group addicted to alcohol
and they couldn't get along with each other
group broke up
too late for Malcom McLaren to get involved
renamed his shop "SEX"
sold not only leather clothing but              wear
a further stick in the eye of the elegant shops near him
puts together a band called the Sex Pistols
just the name of the group is an                      act
the Sex Pistols become famous for their                      and notorious punk behavior
absolute disregard of                   
became the ultimate bad boys of popular music
Malcom McLaren gets an advance from       
Sex Pistols do something outrageous
EMI says you can keep the advance, we don't want you
signs with A&M Records
same thing happens, keeps the advance
finally puts the album out with              Records, after getting a third advance
1977: Never Mind the                 , Here's the Sex Pistols
goes to #1 in the UK
but only #106 in the US
largely unknown in 1977
played on a barge on the Thames while the            was being celebrated, got arrested, which was their intention
1976: Anarchy in the UK
1977: God Save the Queen
had a relatively short career
but everywhere they went in the UK, it seems like 4 or 5          bands sprung up from that performance
but had a very lasting and foundational effect on establishing
The           
Joe                 
as the Sex Pistols were nihilists, the Clash were                    protesters
1977 The Clash
"White Riot"
in the USA, we didn't hear much about the Clash until 1980
1980              Calling
#27 in US charts
"Train in Vain (Stand by Me)"
by this time, the punk bad boy attitude had gone underground again
so by this time, the Clash were thought of more as a New          group
The Buzzcocks
Pete               
1978 Another Music in a Different Kitchen
The Jam
Paul Weller
looking back to Mod culture
1977 This is the Modern World
1978 All Mode Cons
emergence of women
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Happy House
The X-Ray Spex
Poly               
The Slits
all            punk group
Sex Pistols were influenced by punk in New York in the early 70s
yet punk was almost unknown then in the U.S.
but Malcolm McLaren had observed it on trips to New York
the Clash said they learned to play guitar playing along to the                records
then punk gets big in the UK, and gets exported and                in the U.S. as something new, although it had been going on in New York since the early 70s
but when punk his the U.S., it didn't stay punk for very long, but got transformed into something called New Wave

Ideas and Concepts:

Creative music video of the day via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "After spending the 1970s putting together the Sex Pistols who became famous for their scandalous and notorious behavior, spawning punk bands across the UK, Malcom McLaren went on in the 1980s to release Duck Rock, an album that mixed up influences from Africa and the Americas, including hip hop, the album helping to bring hip hop to a wider audience. One of the singles from the album "Double Dutch" became a top-10 hit in the UK. The song concerns the skipping game of the same name, with McLaren's narration mentioning several New York double Dutch troupes by name, notably the Ebonettes, whose name is also used as a chant in the chorus."
From the know-your-punk department, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "While the Sex Pistols were nihilists, the Clash were political protesters. In 1977, Joe Strummer and The Clash came out with White Riot, which was definitely punk, but by the time they were known in the States with their 1980 album London Calling, the punk bad boy attitude had gone back underground, and the Clash, along with groups such as the Talking Heads, were now seen as New Wave bands."
From the hitherto unknown subculture department, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "Mod is a subculture that began in 1960s Britain and spread, in varying degrees, to other countries. Focused on music and fashion, the subculture had its roots in a small group of London-based stylish young men and women in the late 1950s who were termed modernists because they listened to modern jazz. Significant elements of the mod subculture included fashion, e.g. often tailor-made suits, music including soul, ska (Jamaican precursor to rocksteady and reggae), Rhythm and Blues, and motor scooters, usually Lambretta or Vespa. The original mod scene was associated with amphetamine-fuelled all-night dancing at clubs. London became synonymous with fashion, music, and pop culture in these years, a period often referred to as Swinging London. In turn, mod influence spread to the United States and around the world."
Somehow missed this group in my youth, nice energy, new wave, punk or whatever from 1978, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll Class: "During their first incarnation (1976–79), X-Ray Spex were deliberate underachievers and only managed to release five singles and one album. Nevertheless, their first single, 'Oh Bondage Up Yours!', is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single. One of their distinctive musical elements was Poly Styrene's voice, which has been variously described as effervescently discordant and powerful enough to drill holes through sheet metal."
1970s US/UK musical genre ping pong, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "The Sex Pistols, who got going in the UK in 1975, had been influenced by the punk scene in New York since the early 70s, a time when punk was almost completely unknown in U.S. culture. It was Malcolm McLaren on his trips to New York who had discovered the punk scene there and brought it back to the UK to get bands like the Sex Pistols started. The Clash even once said that they learned to play guitar playing along to the records from The Ramones. But after the Sex Pistols and other similar bands started misbehaving themselves in the UK to a degree that got punk music popular there, it then got exported to the U.S. where it was taken up as something new, although it had been going on in New York since the early 70s. However, when punk finally arrived in the U.S., it didn't stay punk for very long, but got transformed into something called New Wave."
Serendipitous photo found during tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "Bowie was a great Velvet Underground fan and wrote the song Queen Bitch in tribute to the band and Lou Reed. Bowie once said that his Ziggy Stardust character was a melding of the persona of Iggy Pop with the music of Lou Reed, producing the ultimate pop idol."
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music