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Electro Punk (also known as , , , ) is an umbrella term that describes the combination of music with the attitude of music.

Due to the predominant use of guitars in punk’s rock music roots, the use of synthesizers was controversial within the punk scene even though the punk music culture collectively embraced an anti-establishment political stance. It was very rare, particularly in USA, for punk musicians to use synthesizers or keyboards at all to make punk music, let alone replacing the guitars with them. While the rejection of using guitars was an extension of the logic of punk music’s anti-establishment politics, electro punk bands went farther than many fans were willing to extend that principle, and synthesizer-based punk rock groups had small following as a whole. It is probably due to this issue that the identification of a synthesizer-based, sub-genre of punk rock took so many years to become identified as a collective genre.

In it’s most pure and basic form, has the influence of bands like Suicide and the legacy of Alan Vega, 1970s and 80s , artist, who used farfisa organs, synthesizers, and drum machines to create their trademark sound. During the 90s the grander influence of Suicide’s primitivism can be heard in the later music movements of , , and music.

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