Proto-punk

Protopunk is a term used to describe a number of performers who were important precursors of the punk rock movement of the mid-1970s and later, or who have been cited by early punk rockers as influential. Their varieties of music span the spectrum from the avant garde pop of the Velvet Underground, the dirty Detroit rock n roll of The Stooges and the MC5 to the political messages of Patti Smith. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Roxy Music

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  • smokingcinema

    coolest genre ever

    June 2014
  • nightdean

    The Velvet Underground <3

    May 2014
  • OTCculture

    I had no idea I listened to so much "proto-punk" :P i always regarded this as classic punk and bands like bad brains and black flag as hardcore. Granted, the bands under this tag (Stooges, NY Dolls, VU) are really in a league of their own and i respect seeing them distinguished from other acts

    May 2014
  • jovius

    genre is bullshit

    April 2014
  • DJElsloo

    It's great having this comprehensive collection of artists that laid the foundation for punk music. I did see the wrong band called "Death" in the list (who are heavy metal and started their band way later). The original band named Death is from Detroit. They released their first album under that name in 1976.

    December 2013
  • CaulfieldNStop

    More hardcore than punk.

    August 2013
  • Nakkinak

    coolest genre ever. heavy rock music, plus it's not as faggy as extreme metal.

    January 2013
  • foxes_

    it's really just garage rock, but now that term is thrown around all too much and so proto-punk successfully refers to these bands specifically and not anything after the turn of the century.

    January 2013
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