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Old 01-24-2018, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Attempt to get me into post-punk.

I tried to get recs a while back but kept forgetting because I had so much post-hardcore to listen to. I've decided this time why not make it an entire thread where people attempt to make me like this genre. Now that I've gotten into post-hardcore, it might be a bit easier. One useful thing I learnt from last time is s
that I find the "flanger" sound off putting.

I'm a huge punk fan, and I like a fair share of alternative rock genres. But I never really got post-punk, the grand daddy of alternative types of rock. I'd like to get a bit outside of my comfort zone again.
What's the appeal to you? What are your favorite styles and bands? What bands do you think I as a melodic punk, hardcore punk and post-hardcore fan would like? Currently, the only post punk I really listen to are gang of four and minutemen, with a bit of the contortions.
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not really into the genre either, but this album that Frownland threw at me was honestly a big surprise. A side of the genre I hadn't seen before. It's pretty cool, but perhaps not exactly what post-punk sounds like on average.

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Old 01-24-2018, 04:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not really into the genre either, but this album that Frownland threw at me was honestly a big surprise. A side of the genre I hadn't seen before. It's pretty cool, but perhaps not exactly what post-punk sounds like on average.

Wow.. this is.. strange. It's definitely intriguing, at least. I don't think I've ever heard anything like this, and each song so far manages to surprise me in what it would be like. Feels like an atmospheric journey. Like I'm watching some weird ass artsy movie. The first song felt odd but kinda warm and welcoming, and then the second track felt dark and uncomfortable as **** I was like o.o.

I don't even know how much of this can be called post punk, :').
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you're talking actual punk (Post-punk covers a lot of ground actually), I'd start with the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, The Gun Club (really like these guys), and Mission of Burma. Also The Fall if you're more into noise rock. Like I said, it's really a large net, but these are probably the best out of the harder bands.
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If you're talking actual punk (Post-punk covers a lot of ground actually), I'd start with the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, The Gun Club (really like these guys), and Mission of Burma. Also The Fall if you're more into noise rock. Like I said, it's really a large net, but these are probably the best out of the harder bands.
Aren't the first 3 just.. punk? I've listened to them for years. Anywho, yeah, I know it's wide. That's kinda the thing with these "alternative" genres. Post-hardcore, alternative rock (the genre, not the umbrella) and indie rock are wide too. I'm not necessarily looking for stuff that sounds like punk, but it'd probably be easier to get into because it's closer to my comfort zone.
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Not really. They were considered post punk at the time. The term post-punk really started around 1979. Personally, I don't look at the labels; the Gun Club is every bit as punk as the Clash, imo.

The best advice I can give, though, is only you know what you like. So explore on YouTube (or a music service like Spotify if you have it). Or you can google something like 'bands that sound like Gang of Four.' for example. You can then search for those bands on YouTube or the music service. Half the bands won't sound a bit like them, but you can really find some gems doing that.
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I don't think I've ever seen them associated with post punk. Just punk rock, early hardcore punk, and surf punk. Later black flag does have post punk ish things going on tho. Yes, I know genre terms change and a lot of terms are added retroactively, but from what I heard they just called it punk, and they called the post punk bands punk too.

Also, I may know what I like, but I don't know what I will like. There was a point in time where i didn't like Minor Threat, an that's one of my favorite bands ever. It was all about getting comfortable with something new.

Btw, listening to the gun club now.
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Today, I'd say it's more prominent to consider DKs, Black Flag and Circle Jerks hardcore punk, which I tend to agree with. I think of post-punk as being not as abrasive as punk, usually the guitars aren't as loud, constant, or distorted. Post-punk, to me at least, borrows a lot from spacier and groovier genres like psychedelic rock, funk, afrobeat, etc. so I tend to think of Devo's first album, Talking Heads, The Cure, The Clash from London Calling forward, and Joy Division.
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The thing about post-punk is that it's ambiguous enough to cover a lot of different sounds so stuff like Joy Division, Suicide (technically proto punk but still the dope dope), This Heat, and ****ing U2. As far as I've found, Metabolist is the only band that I've found that's very similar in sound to This Heat but still their own band.

A few of my faves:
Public Image Limited - First Issue
The Pop Group - Y
Pete Ubu - Dub Housing
Teenage Jesus & the Jerks - Everything
The Beatloads - s/t
Swans - Filth
No New York Comp
Glen Branca - The Ascension

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If you're talking actual punk (Post-punk covers a lot of ground actually), I'd start with the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, The Gun Club (really like these guys), and Mission of Burma. Also The Fall if you're more into noise rock. Like I said, it's really a large net, but these are probably the best out of the harder bands.
Dude. Stop calling The Fall noise rock.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The odd thing thoufg is that I can most of the time still go ''That's post punk'' before seeing the genre tag despite the range in sounds.

Anywho, I'll check out more later. I listened to This Heat, The Gun Club and Mission of Burma so far, all at school because I'm such a punk rebel. I liked the burma the most (had a bit of a noise rock thing going on, and those guitars sound cool), though I found this heat the most interesting for obvious reasons :')
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