Punk Podcast

Here is an interview on punk music with my brother Kyle

https://soundcloud.com/amy-bigelow-448759068/punktuality-podcast

Kyle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbig101/?hl=en

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Joe Strummer and The Clash

Before he was singing ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ with The Clash, Joe Strummer had formed a smaller punk band a few years prior, known as The 101ers. 

After two years together, and one major single- “Keys to Your Heart,” Joe Strummer disbanded from the group. With inspiration from The Sex Pistols, Strummer joined Mick Jones, Terry Chimes, and Paul Simonon in 1974 as The Clash. By 1977, with the release of their self-titled album, they gained commercial success in the U.K but it wasn’t until early 1980 when the band became popular in the U.S. with the release of London Calling. Continue reading “Joe Strummer and The Clash”

A Punk Landmark: CBGB

Where the punk scene broke out in NYC

indexBy the early seventies, as punk and underground rock crashed New York City’s music scene, a local bar opened for business.

CBGB— which stood for Country, Bluegrass, & Blues— was founded in 1973 by a man named Hilly Kristal. With intent to run a place where people could enjoy live music and good company, Kristal’s bar soon turned into a hot spot for musical lovers abound.

While many bands shuffled through the doors of CBGB, several found success and lived out their musical careers onstage. Punks took up residency, as they watched groups like The Ramones, Blondie, & Talking Heads perform time and again. Continue reading “A Punk Landmark: CBGB”