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|Stylistic origins||Hardcore punk, punk rock, Oi!, white power music|
|Cultural origins||Late 1970s United Kingdom|
|Typical instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, drums|
|Rock Against Communism|
A Nazi punk is a neo-Nazi who is part of the punk subculture. The term also describes the related type of music. Nazi punk music generally sounds like other forms of punk rock, but differs by having lyrics that express hatred of ethnic minorities, homosexuals, communists, anarchists, anti-racists and others.
It is a sub-genre of punk that contrasts sharply with the anti-authoritarian, anti-racist, left-wing ideas prevalent in much of the punk subculture. Nazi punks are different from early punks such as Sid Vicious and Siouxsie Sioux, who are believed to have incorporated Nazi imagery such as Swastikas for shock or comedy value.
In 1978 in Britain, the white nationalist National Front had a punk-oriented youth organization called the Punk Front. Although the Punk Front only lasted one year, it recruited several English punks, as well as forming a number of white power punk bands such as The Dentists, The Ventz, Tragic Minds and White Boss. In the early 1980s, the white power skinhead band Brutal Attack temporarily transformed into a Nazi punk band. They said they did that in the hopes of getting public concerts booked easier, but this tactic did not work, and they soon returned to being a racist skinhead band.
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- Reynolds, Simon, Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 (Penguin (Non-Classics), 2006), p. 65
- Sabin, Roger, Punk Rock: So What?: The Cultural Legacy of Punk. (Routledge, 1999), pp. 207-208.
- "The Straps: History"
- Andersen, Mark. Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital. Akashic Books, 2003. p. 159
- Flynn, Michael. Globalizing the Streets. Columbia University Press, 2008. p. 191
- Blush, Steven, American Hardcore: A Tribal History
- Condemned Magazine issue #2.
- Morrison, Eddy, Memoirs of a Street Soldier: A life in White Nationalism
- National Front, The Punk Front: 1978-79
- Reynolds, Simon, Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984
- Sabin, Roger, Punk Rock: So What?
- List of neo-Nazi bands
- National Socialist black metal
- Nazi chic
- "Nazi Punks Fuck Off!" - song by Dead Kennedys
- Punk ideologies
- Rock Against Communism
- Rock Against Racism
- National Socialist Punk Nazi punk history, ideology and music