Did punk rock movement of the late 70s really make a cultural impact in Britain? Or is it just a myth?


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Janey Profile
Janey answered
It sure did as the punk ethos of starting up your own band and on your own label was the precursor to the indie music scene of the 80s that gave rise to the likes of The Smiths and The Cure.Punk's music was raw, unchannelled and full of passion and energy that had bands like The Clash,The Pistols and Buzzcocks writing about life in England in the late 70s reflecting social decay and rebellion.

Without these bands and seminal influences, there would be no indie labels and certainly no role models for the Madchester and Britpop bands that would follow in their wake.It's not a myth as even today's indie bands like The Vaccines and Chapel Club owe their sound to the early punk shows at The Roxy or The Roundhouse.
Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered
The Clash and the Jam had a musical impact, the Stranglers and Dr Feelgood were also excellent. We all thought the Sex Pistols were "interesting". Otherwise the whole punk/alternative music thing was pretty unaffecting. (And if you listen to the music these days it's pretty bad - I liked Siouxsie and the Banshees at the time, now if you listen to that music, it's no end of rubbish - sad).
steve ottewell Profile
steve ottewell answered
Punk was revolutionary, raw. Had a massive impact at the time and it's legacy lives on. Not only in music, but dance (such as the pogo), fashion, language and other popular culture were all excited and challenged by the passion and energy of the movement.
Many aspects of  punk are still evident in our culture today either through further development such as body piercing. Or revival such as hair styles and clothing.
I believe punk was one of the most influential cultures of the last 50 years up there with the 60's love/peace generation.
John Haygood Profile
John Haygood answered
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo it betttttttttttttttttter! Notttttttttttttttttttt
Tony Newcastle Profile
Tony Newcastle answered
It is just A MYTH.
thanked the writer.
Janey commented
Wrong Tony - you can't deny the importance or influence of some of these bands.It was a landmark time & a genre.

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