stylistic origins: Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Dub, Funk, Reggae, Krautrock, Avant-Garde art movements, Experimental music, World music
cultural origins: Late 1970s, United Kingdom and United States
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Post-Punk

stylistic origins: Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Dub, Funk, Reggae, Krautrock, Avant-Garde art movements, Experimental music, World music
cultural origins: Late 1970s, United Kingdom and United States

Post-punk was a popular musical movement in the mid to late 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion of the early 1970s. The genre retains its roots in the punk movement but is more introverted, complex and experimental. Post-punk laid the groundwork for alternative rock by broadening the range of punk and underground music, incorporating elements of Krautrock (particularly the use of synthesizers and extensive repetition), Jamaican dub music (specifically in bass guitar), American funk, studio experimentation, and even punk's traditional polar opposite, disco, into the genre.

It found a firm place in the 1980s indie scene, and led to the development of genres such as gothic rock, industrial music and alternative rock. Post-punk's biggest influence remains in the vast variety of sounds and styles it pioneered, many of which proved very influential in the later alternative rock scene.

Classic examples of post-punk outfits include The Smiths, The Psychedelic Furs, Devo, The Birthday Party, The Fall, Gang of Four, Siouxsie and the Banshees,Joy Division, New Order, Killing Joke, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cure, Bauhaus, Wire and Tubeway Army.

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