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The key British alternative rock band to emerge during the 1980s

To date, however, historical accounts of punk remain largely superficial or partial: the relationship between form, content and context has been noted but rarely examined in depth. Over time, punk has been mythologised and absorbed into the broader narrative of cultural and popular music history few studies have examined punk beyond its point of emergence in 1976–77. Our Leverhulme project intends to redress this by exploring the ways in which punk’s political and cultural meaning formed, fractured

Although many punk pioneers have passed away in recent years, it is now more often due to natural causes. Significant deaths include:In the mid &amp#3990s early 2000s, punk enjoyed a resurgence in popularity.

L Did punk offer young people a forum for dissent or expression denied them in other spheres did it facilitate cultural networks and, if so, how did these work?l Was punk a cultural response to external socio-economic and political forces prevailing in between 1976 and 1984, or a product of internal cultural and music industry forces?

Music is an essential part Western culture. The need and appreciation for music is evident in the everyday lives of people for it is heard in movies, on television and throughout all forms of audio media. The majority of people also choose to listen to music for pleasure so it is not surprising, considering the bombardment of music one is faced with, that music can be an instrument of social influence and change. Music is a powerful form of communication. It can be personal, political, opportunistic, and ca

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