Proto, Classic & Post Punk

Content related to all things punk from the early proto punk days through the classic artists to more modern post punk styles.

Wolfmother Live Set Video from Australian TV

I remember the exact day and time when I first heard Australian power trio Wolfmother. It was around 2:30 in the morning and I was watching s local cable show dedicated to showing rock videos. The VJ, a man looking very similar to Jerry Garcia, said that if the next band wasn't influenced by Cream in some way he would be shocked, and then there they were...Wolfmother playing "Dimension" off their first major release.

Meet the Kills: Delta Blues and Rock & Roll Filtered through Punk that is as Dark as Night

Back in 2002 after some encouragement from one of my college friends I finally checked out the band of the hour: The White Stripes. I was immediately hooked and more interested in the underground punk blues movement that was apparently taking place under my nose while I was listening to alternative metal and things called nu- something or other.

I never looked back and I found a number of good bands through the White Stripes like the Soledad Brothers, the Detroit Cobras, Mr. Airplane Man and the subject of this article: The Kills.

Overlooked and Over Simplified; Why The Stooges are Rock & Roll Cultural Icons.

In the late 1960s there was a change in rock music occurring that would alter the course for the next 40 years. With the dawn of punk music, the face of rock and roll and the artistic community would be forever changed. The Stooges, appearing in the late 1960s, represent the pinnacle of this change. Often overlooked and over simplified their work represents not only the epitome of the budding punk genre of its time, but also its driving force and it remains the driving force behind much of rock and roll to this day.

Rock & Roll Feature: Soldedad Brothers - Steal Your Soul and Dare Your Spirit to Move

This is the first in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller and I love blues so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like from those genres every month.

For the first featured rock and roll album I thought I would start with a relative unknown. The band is the Soledad Brothers, the album Steal Your Soul and Dare Your Spirit to Move.

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