This study will identifies and addresses the range of musical and cultural phenomena that did not historically supersede early UK punk, but that were distinct outcomes and after-echoes of its indistinct identity, and the diverse interpretative readings of the phenomenon. After 1978, the continuing development of punk discourses that retained potency for ensuing youth generations is very clear. UK punk obviously did not die in 1978 anymore than it was really born in 1976, so it makes little sense to talk of a distinct 'post-punk' moment. This study aims to identify continuity and connections, cross-currents and after effects, while simultaneously suggesting punk was still 'in effect', present and (in)correct in early 1980s UK music and popular culture.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2011|