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best political punk bands

When pub-rock singer Joe Strummer of the 101ers first met with former London SS guitarist Mick Jones in 1976 to brainstorm material for a new band eventually named the Clash, Strummer was shown one of his songs, “I’m So Bored With You.” He wasn’t having it: “‘Ere, let’s rewrite this now!” The rather wimpy romantic […]

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[embedded content] Did you ever notice how politicians are quick to blame rock ‘n’ roll for any perceived societal problem? As long as there’s been rock, there’s always been a status quo with bunched panties. Which is why we need more metal musicians in politics. Today’s APTV clip takes a walk through history, championing the […]

[Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Stig Nygaard] Punk rock has evolved so much since its beginnings over five decades ago. While modern bands enjoy the freedom of singing about whatever they please, it wouldn’t have been that way without the pioneering artists who rebelled against the mainstream back in the ’70s and ’80s. From veterans such as […]