Research Paper..How punk rock music changed america

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Honors Juniors English Mrs. Akashian February 10, 2009 Talking ‘Bout My Generation The music industry has greatly changed over the course of time. The first starting of music can be dated back to prehistoric ages whiles the cavemen made noises banging rocks, or throwing bones. The many varieties of music all swept in by storm. The jazz age swept the 1920’s and 30’s, while the bluegrass and blues age blew through the 40’s and 50’s. This was then followed by psychedelic, and soft rock which swept the 60’s. However maybe the best known and possibly the most influential music swing was the punk rock era of the 70’s and 80’s, and although it was very European based it had a huge effect on the American lifestyle. Bands including The Clash, Blondie, The Ramones, and most importantly the Sex Pistols were a few of the many bands that truly “…knocked the 70’s back on its ass and put the music industry back on track” (Connelly 42). These bands not only gave a new genre of music to the people but “They were the saviors of every little punk kid out there who never belonged” (Needs 97). Whether or not they intended to, and even when they had no idea they were doing so, many punk bands have created music and caused events that would shape the face of music. Along with their new style of music these four bands influenced not only the entire music industry, but also an entire generation in need of a voice. The music industry is one of the most influential things to ever grace this earth. Music is much more then the obnoxious loud noise that some see it as. Music is a get away for some, and a reality check for others. The music industry not only influences the radio but many other factors as well. “The music industry is almost like a brainwash system. It changes lifestyles. It will bring new waves of fashion, drugs, movies, commercials and anything that you can dish out. The

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