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Anarcho-punk
Anarcho-punk
Anarcho-punk
(or anarchist punk)[1] is punk rock that promotes anarchism. The term "anarcho-punk" is sometimes applied exclusively to bands that were part of the original anarcho-punk movement in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the late 1970s and early 1980s
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MC5
MC5
MC5
was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964. The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Dennis Thompson. "Crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening",[1] according to AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine, the MC5's leftist political ties and anti-establishment lyrics and music positioned them as emerging innovators of the punk movement in the United States
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Dada
Dada
Dada
(/ˈdɑːdɑː/) or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland at the Cabaret Voltaire (circa 1916); New York Dada
New York Dada
began circa 1915,[2] and after 1920 Dada
Dada
flourished in Paris. Developed in reaction to World War I, the Dada
Dada
movement consisted of artists who rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality, and anti-bourgeois protest in their works.[3][4][5] The art of the movement spanned visual, literary, and sound media, including collage, sound poetry, cut-up writing, and sculpture
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Hawkwind
Hawkwind
Hawkwind
are an English rock band and one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. Formed in November 1969, Hawkwind
Hawkwind
have gone through many incarnations and they have incorporated different styles into their music, including hard rock, progressive rock and psychedelic rock. They are also regarded as an influential proto-punk band.[5] Dozens of musicians, dancers and writers have worked with the band since their inception
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Pink Fairies
Pink Fairies
Pink Fairies
are an English rock band initially active in the London (Ladbroke Grove) underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970s. They promoted free music, drug taking, and anarchy, and often performed impromptu gigs and other agitprop stunts, such as playing for nothing outside the gates at the Bath and Isle of Wight pop festivals in 1970, as well as appearing at Phun City, the first Glastonbury and many other free festivals including Windsor and Trentishoe.Contents1 History 2 Discography2.1 Albums 2.2 Compilation albums 2.3 Singles 2.4 Live albums 2.5 Timeline3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The group was formed after the three musicians from the Deviants (Paul Rudolph, guitar and vocals, Duncan Sanderson, bass and Russell Hunter, born Barry Russell Hunter, drums), sacked their singer and leader Mick Farren during a disastrous tour of the West Coast of the United States
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The Deviants (band)
The Deviants (formerly The Social Deviants) were an English rock group originally active in the late 1960s, but later used as a vehicle for the musical work of writer Mick Farren
Mick Farren
until his death in 2013. Farren has stated that The Deviants were originally a community band which "did things every now and then—it was a total assault thing with a great deal of inter-relation and interdependence"
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Edgar Broughton Band
The Edgar Broughton Band, founded in 1968 in Warwick, England, was an English psychedelic rock group.Contents1 Career 2 Personnel 3 Discography3.1 Studio albums 3.2 Compilations 3.3 Live albums 3.4 Singles 3.5 DVDs4 See also 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] The band started their career as a blues group under the name of The Edgar Broughton Blues
Blues
Band, playing to a small following in the region around their hometown of Warwick. However, when the band began to lean towards the emerging psychedelic movement, dropping the 'Blues' from their name as well as their music, Victor Unitt left. In 1968, the Edgar Broughton Band moved to Notting Hill Gate, London, seeking a recording contract and a wider audience, and were picked up by Blackhill Enterprises. Blackhill landed them their first record deal, on EMI's progressive rock label Harvest Records, in December 1968
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Vocals
Singing
Singing
is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing
Singing
is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band
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Fluxus
Fluxus
Fluxus
is an international and interdisciplinary group of artists, composers, designers and poets that took shape in the 1960s and 1970s.[1][2] Dutch gallerist and art critic Harry Ruhé describes Fluxus
Fluxus
as "the most radical and experimental art movement of the sixties".[3][4] Fluxus
Fluxus
is known for experimental contributions to different artistic media and disciplines
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Beat Generation
The Beat Generation
The Beat Generation
was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War II era. The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s. Central elements of Beat culture are rejection of standard narrative values, spiritual quest, exploration of American and Eastern religions, rejection of materialism, explicit portrayals of the human condition, experimentation with psychedelic drugs, and sexual liberation and exploration.[1][2] Allen Ginsberg's Howl
Howl
(1956), William S
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Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975. They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Although their initial career lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music.[1][2] The Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
originally comprised vocalist Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
(John Lydon), guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook
Paul Cook
and bassist Glen Matlock. Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious
in early 1977. Under the management of impresario Malcolm McLaren, the band provoked controversies that captivated Britain
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Angry Young Men
The "angry young men" were a group of mostly working- and middle-class British playwrights and novelists who became prominent in the 1950s. The group's leading figures included John Osborne
John Osborne
and Kingsley Amis. The phrase was originally coined by the Royal Court Theatre's press officer in order to promote Osborne's 1956 play Look Back in Anger
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Joe Orton
John Kingsley "Joe" Orton (1 January 1933 – 9 August 1967) was an English playwright and author. His public career was short but prolific, lasting from 1964 until his death three years later. During this brief period he shocked, outraged, and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies. The adjective Ortonesque is sometimes used to refer to work characterised by a similarly dark yet farcical cynicism.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Crimes and punishment 3 Playwright3.1 Breakthrough 3.2 Loot 3.3 Later works4 Murder 5 Biography and film, radio, TV 6 Plays 7 Novels 8 References 9 Sources 10 External linksEarly life[edit] Orton was born at Causeway Lane Maternity Hospital, Leicester, to William A. Orton and Elsie M. Orton (nėe Bentley). William worked for Leicester
Leicester
County Borough Council as a gardener and Elsie worked in the local footwear industry until tuberculosis cost her a lung
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Surrealism
Surrealism
Surrealism
is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s in France, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects, and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.[1] Its aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality".[2][3][4] Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact
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Situationist International
The Situationist International
Situationist International
(SI) was an international organization of social revolutionaries made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, prominent in Europe from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972.[1] The intellectual foundations of the Situationist International
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May 1968 In France
StudentsUnion Nationale des Étudiants de FranceUnionsCGT FOAnarchists French Communist Party Situationist International Federation of the Democratic and Socialist Left Government of FranceMinistry of the Interior Police nationale Compagnies Républicaines de SécuritéFrench Armed ForcesGaullist PartyLead figuresNon-centralized leadership François Mitterrand Pierre Mendès FranceCharles de Gaulle (President of France) Georges Pompidou (Prime Minister of France)The volatile period of civil unrest in France
France
during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France
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