Avant-punk

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Avant-punk is a punk music style characterized by "screeching experimentation," and a term by which critics used to describe the wave of American punk bands from the 1970s.[1] It originated with the New York-based rock band the Velvet Underground, while antecedents included the Yardbirds, the early Kinks, and garage band one-shots collected on the Nuggets series of compilation albums.[2] According to critic Robert Christgau, between 1966 and 1975, the only notable acts who could be categorized as "avant-punk" were the Velvets, MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the Modern Lovers, and the New York Dolls.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Smith, Chris (2009). 101 Albums that Changed Popular Music. Oxford University Press. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-19-537371-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Christgau, Robert (October 24, 1977). "Avant-Punk: A Cult Explodes . . . and a Movement Is Born". Village Voice. 
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C.: "The Great Alternative & Indie Discography", 1999, Canongate, ISBN 0-86241-913-1
  4. ^ "Holland's Avant-punk Heroes" Archived January 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Pinnacle of Punk" article from The Brooklyn Paper
  6. ^ Dolan, Casey (May 5, 2007). "Downloads." Los Angeles Times