View Full Version : Help me make a Proto-Post-Punk Mixtape...

02-05-2015, 02:41 PM
those tracks.
those tracks which date before 1977.
those tracks which date before 1977 and sound like they could have been made after 1977 by a post-punk act.

hairy yet also concise.
self-conscious meta-commentary.
rock in love with other sounds (or other sounds which sound like rock).

here's a few to get the ball rolling:

02-05-2015, 02:42 PM
recently used by dilla. prime candidate. dubbed-out. self-examining. dry. concise.


02-05-2015, 02:45 PM
rules are made to be broken. this from 1982-84. drum machines. mbira. african post-punk.


02-05-2015, 02:49 PM
from 1969. back on track (phew). cold nuclear winds. metal box offcut - no really.


02-05-2015, 08:37 PM
always felt this had a jolting, choppy feel that looked ahead to Wire and Devo

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but also casts back to

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02-05-2015, 10:45 PM
Paul Oldfield always used to say this reminded him of Joy Division, that very simple deep-droning bassline

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i think more Comsat Angels, with the drum sound

02-05-2015, 10:50 PM
i don't know about postpunk, but there is something very New Wave robo-groove about this tune, especially the verse groove rather than the chorus bit

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03-05-2015, 06:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF2_1Jfgo4I Joni Mitchell - The Jungle Line?

03-05-2015, 09:07 AM
awesome suggestions - thank you all

03-05-2015, 04:26 PM

This lot surely? A Burroughs influence, chopping guitars, wild violins - brilliant record.

PS can't hear PiL in that Blodwyn Pig track. What's the link?

03-05-2015, 05:13 PM
This technically does not fit the criteria being 1979 but it's an Old Wave band - I reckon they must have been listening to some Noo Wave, maybe Talking Heads

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Remember hearing "Cheap Sunglasses" on the Tommy Vance metal show when Deguello the album came out and being taken aback by how doggone funky it was

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The next album had some outright New Wave aspiring stuff

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Actually the feel of that at the start is redolent of "Public Image"

Lyric is rather raunchy.

Actually sounds more like The Cure, that intro bit

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padraig (u.s.)
04-05-2015, 04:24 PM
All the early 70s Cleveland stuff: Electric Eels, bits of Rocket From the Tombs/early Pere Ubu (all their early 7"s came out pre-77). Midwest Rust Belt burnout no hope shit crossed with post-VU worship, autodidactic intellectual currents.

Simply Saucer, especially "Electro-Rock"

Parasites of the Western World "Mo" (actually from 1978 but whatever)

Debris "One Way Spit"

The weirder SF stuff: Chrome, early Tuxedomoon etc

padraig (u.s.)
04-05-2015, 04:35 PM
I love this kind of stuff, incidentally. My above examples I guess are more "canonical", at least in my mind, prepostpunk than repurposing Fleetwood Mac/ZZ Top kind of thing, but it's just coming at the same thing from opposite ends.

There's also probably a looooot of fringey kraut/other 70s Euro avant rock stuff that fits the bill, I'll dig around later maybe. Very obviously Neu, which is literally canonical.

Also like Chrisma "C Rock"

Also, Francis Bebey is great. All yall I reckon know Onyeabor. Another personal fave along those lines is Mammane Sani et son Orgue "Lamru"

04-05-2015, 06:38 PM
miles davis rip-off:


04-05-2015, 06:43 PM

04-05-2015, 06:46 PM
PS can't hear PiL in that Blodwyn Pig track. What's the link?


04-05-2015, 06:48 PM

09-05-2015, 11:23 PM
Dont know where to start with these guys.


Benny B
10-05-2015, 10:39 AM
Something off eno's solo albums surely?

19-05-2015, 03:04 AM
Something off eno's solo albums surely?

was just thinking that....


love the electric eels, love that zz top stuff, but it dates from the new wave era no?

the first Dr Feelgood record is from 75, but totally has a 1979 post punk sparesness


25-05-2015, 06:46 PM
thanks petergunn - reminded me of this TOTALLY GANG OF FOUR


29-05-2015, 03:14 AM
thanks petergunn - reminded me of this TOTALLY GANG OF FOUR


well, more Gang Of 4 meets Ted Nugent, but in my mind the world needs more of that!

(i also thank you, bc i own that album and i don't own the first one, so i will be playing this one out)

29-05-2015, 04:31 AM
that one might be more post proto than pre proto punk from pre post punk