Friday, October 26, 2012

FAMW: Bowling for Soup “Punk Rock 101”

The genre known as “punk rock” arose out of the classical "garage band" scenario in the mid-1970s, in large part a reaction to the over-synthesized disco music and dance craze in the mainstream of pop music. It also heralded the rising trend of musicians producing and selling their own cassette tape recordings at concerts, often literally out of the trunks of their cars. By the 1980s, a more aggressive "hardcore" style emerged as a reaction to the reaction, which expanded into "post punk" and "alternative rock," and eventually becoming part of the mainstream itself by the new century, in the form of "pop punk."

This included such bands as the Denton, Texas-based Bowling for Soup, and the choice for this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

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