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View Poll Results: Which one do you prefer?
Proto-Punk 7 20.00%
Post-Punk 17 48.57%
Both 11 31.43%
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Proto-Punk or Post-Punk?

It's pretty obvious what you need to do.... just choose which one is your favorite: proto-punk or post-punk.

Now, I realize that proto-punk isn't technically a genre, but just a term used to refer to musicians who were influential in the making of punk rock, but just roll with it... To be honest, I'm not entirely sure if post-punk is a complete genre either...

Some examples of proto-punk: The Monks, The Stooges, MC5, Death, The Sonics, The Velvet Underground, The Deviants, New York Dolls, etc.

Some examples of post-punk: Joy Division, Magazine, Swell Maps, Wire, The Pop Group, Tuxedomoon, The Raincoats, etc.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Post punk for me.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That's a tough one, I love a lot of bands from both brackets. At a push I'd go for proto-punk, but I get a lot of satisfaction from each of them.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good poll. Very different genres, despite their mutual connection to punk. I guess I respect post-punk for having higher artistic aspirations a lot of the times, but I think I've listened more to proto-punk, especially the Stooges, VU and the Sonics.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Post-punk 4evs.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Post punk is everything I love about music.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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While I enjoy both genres of music, I listen to far more post-punk then proto-punk, however that said Raw Power (1973) by The Stooges is in my top 5 favorite albums of all time.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Post Punk because of the sheer diversity. Proto punk was setting down the rules without really knowing it and Post Punk tore them apart and reassembled them.

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