(or blues punk)
The notes are unruly and easily travel to places and times (as we have said many times).
How it sounds
Like punk with emotion. A mix of the two genres in a new different alternative sound.
Essentially the blues of the punks with a little more distortion.
Why listen to it
It is a combination of more honest musical genres.
Sounds original and unique.
It has enough nerve with catchy riffs.
Because a lot of distortion irritates you.
Where we meet it
The USA basically.
When did it start
The early ’80s, but the roots start with protopunk.
More specifically with bands like the MC5, the Stooges, and the New York Dolls a decade earlier.
Who are the pioneers
In fact, the Gun Club with the debut of the album “Fire of Love” gave substance to the genre.
But it exploded early in the next decade with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Oblivians, and the Gories.
The great success of the White Stripes at the end of the same decade made the sound known to the general public.
You have to listen
Social Distortion and Rollins Band are among the genre.
The Detroit Cobras, Geraldine, Mystery Girls, The Soledad Brothers, the Von Bondies, Reigning Sound, Airplane Man, Brimstone Howl, Boss Hog, The Chrome Cranks, Hillstomp, M.U.L.E..
Days of glory
The climax came with the White Stripes in the early 2000s, but even then, many successful Indie bands use this sound.
Their influences are sometimes on the verge of stealing and recycling familiar sounds.
What is it confused with
With Punk rock, proto-punk, garage rock, and Indie
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
What if B.B. King had Mohican and was bony so he could wear skinny jeans?