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The History of Punk, Pt. 3: Rise of the Indie Label

FINALLY, the next (final?) installment of our deep dive into the history of Punk music, its main artists and cultural influence. Part 3 covers the 1980s underground scene, knitting together far-flung regional efforts where bands pioneered a DIY approach that laid the foundation for huge independent rock bands in the 1990s.

"The History of Punk, Part 1: The Velvet Underground & Nico" is available here or here

"The History of Punk, Part 2: The Stooges to the Clash" is available here or here.

Playlist for this episode:

  1. Rise Above - Black Flag
  2. Filler - Minor Threat
  3. Waiting Room - Fugazi
  4. Unsatisfied - Replacements
  5. D’s Car Jam - Minutemen
  6. Something I Learned Today - Hüsker Dü
  7. I Against I - Bad Brains
  8. Schizophrenia - Sonic Youth
  9. Sludgefeast - Dinosaur Jr.
  10. Sweat Loaf - Butthole Surfers
  11. California Über Alles - Dead Kennedys
  12. Touch Me I’m Sick - Mudhoney
  13. Bewitched - Beat Happening
  14. Jaded - Operation Ivy
  15. No Control - Bad Religion
  16. Double Dare Ya - Bikini Kill
  17. Summer Babe - Pavement
  18. New Slang - The Shins
  19. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - Arcade Fire