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  • In the early 70s he formed a proto-punk band admired by the legendary rock critic Lester Bangs, called Destroy All Monsters, whose gigs were said to be so extreme they approached performance art.

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  • The group re-formed at the behest of fan Morrissey, and while their latest studio album, "Dancing Backwards in High Heels," won't soon get conflated with their first two albums of trashy glam and proto-punk ear candy, expect that for these shows celebrating that album's release you'll hear from that particular strain of old New York that includes raucous classics like "Frankenstein" and "Personality Crisis."

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  • Much of what is now considered proto-punk was radio-friendly pablum throughout the Animal House 60s; take for example The Troggs' truly sublime #1 hit, "Wild Thing."

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  • The entire pantheon of modern Chinese rock has passed across the stage, from stalwarts like Carsick Cars to proto-punk outfit Residence A.

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  • Given my own preference for proto-punk 1950s rock — if I were the pope, I would canonize Eddie Cochran — it's not surprising that I liked the early stuff best.

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  • I guess I thought it would be like a modern punk fan going back and listening to the earliest "proto-punk" like MC5, which is really just interesting for its historical value.

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  • Fish Story - A time spanning film about a Japanese proto-punk band and their song that changed the world.

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  • Even more feral and testosterone-driven than usual, Grinderman adds a welcome dose of 60s proto-punk, analogue trickery and Rolling Stonery to Cave's habitual blues-punk tonight.


  • BROWN: In the Clash's 1977 Rebel Anthem, the co-author of such proto-punk songs as "Kick Out The Jams," Wayne Kramer is depicted as a kind of outlaw hero.

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  • Having been inspired by the cities DIY and proto-punk culture before going on to inspire generations of noise makers to come, they played an enormous roll in opening up the musical landscape for generations to come.

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