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...Based in Wales, UK, the Young Marble Giants was a post-punk band that, because of their sound’s clear contrast to the punk genre, can arguably be considered to have inspired the later new wave and indie music movements. Guitarist...
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...Luminary in the history of industrial music, Cabaret Voltaire was formed in 1973 in Sheffield, England by Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, and Chris Watson. The band borrowed its name from the historic club in Zurich, Switzerland...

Joy Division

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...Like many others in the late 1970s, Joy Division’s members were inspired to become a band after seeing the Sex Pistols. Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook saw the Pistols in July 1976 and began planning a band the next day. They added Ian Curtis...

U2

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...One of the world’s best-selling music artists in history, as well as the band with the most Grammy Awards (twenty-two), U2 is an Irish alternative rock band, rooted in post-punk, but eventually influenced by aspects of electronic music. Its...

The Pogues

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...The Pogues were a London-based band that broke through commercially in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They initially played Irish folk music but invented and transitioned their sound to what is now recognized as Celtic punk and Celtic...
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...The Raincoats are a British all-female post-punk and experimental rock band based in London. Their line-up has seen several changes, though its founders Gina Birch and Ane de Silva have been the band’s continuous members. Birch and de Silva...

Nick Cave

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...The gothic country post-punk sound of Nick Cave’s flagship band, the Bad Seeds, brought to the scene a unique interpretation of American and frontier mythology. Born in rural Victoria, Australia in 1957, Cave’s father, an English teacher...

Devo

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...Despite their reputation for comedic novelty, the music of Devo and its visual representations were built on an artistic interpretation of societal devolution. In early 1970, Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis met keyboardist Mark Mothersbaugh...

Flaming Lips

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...Hailing from Norman, Oklahoma, the Flaming Lips developed their own psychedelic aesthetic after their inception in 1983. Wayne Coyne and his brother Mark founded the band with a group of musicians who changed regularly through the recording...

Gang of Four

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...One of the bands to successfully mix radical political theory into its musical polemics, the Gang of Four emerged from the early days of British post-punk as an auditory Frankfurt School. The band was formed in 1977 by Leeds University...