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Post punk

Although punk continues to exist, the term "Post punk" is generally used to refer to the particularly fertile and creative time that followed the initial UK punk rock 'explosion', roughly spanning 1978-1982. If the first wave of punk bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, etc tore up the rule book, then the bands that followed were able to explore, experiment and innovate in the spaces they opened up.

Championed by late night BBC disc jockey John Peel and record label/shop Rough Trade[?] (amongst others- including Postcard Records[?], Factory Records, Fast Product[?], Mute Records[?], etc, etc), 'post punk' could arguably be said to encompass groups and musicians as diverse as

See also Cassette culture

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