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Only half way through January and some of the greats already gone.
Add to the list Jet Black, drummer for The Stranglers, back a in December. Great British band. The debut album Rattus Norvegicus (the rat that carried plague) is excellent and they only got better. I was lucky enough to catch them at the Masonic Temple in TO in the early '80's
 

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Add to the list Jet Black, drummer for The Stranglers, back a in December. Great British band. The debut album Rattus Norvegicus (the rat that carried plague) is excellent and they only got better. I was lucky enough to catch them at the Masonic Temple in TO in the early '80's
Had heard of them but never really listened to them, was never really into punk, but will check them out - thanks for the tip.
 

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I guess that I can believe that. I recently read an article about Billy Idol, calling him a punk rocker.

I'm like :unsure:...

I thought that he was a rock and roll/pop singer.

So I guess that the genre of 'punk' has pretty broad boundaries.
He was the frontman for Generation X in the mid 70's.
It's fair to describe them as punkish.
 

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I guess that I can believe that. I recently read an article about Billy Idol, calling him a punk rocker.

I'm like :unsure:...

I thought that he was a rock and roll/pop singer.

So I guess that the genre of 'punk' has pretty broad boundaries.
I have always had a problem with the boxes genres create. There was so much music coming out of the UK from the late '60's to the early '80's that you would have needed 100 genre to cover all of the individuality. And you would still have the problem of, where do we put Eno?
 

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All Mod Cons is a great album. Have you listened to Setting Sons?
It's scary to think they were released nearly 45 years ago.
I will have heard Setting Sons but I can't say I know it. Sound Affects is the other that I have. I am still in painting mode so they are both getting played today.
We were blessed to live in a small city with one of the great record shops of the world (in my mind). Mooney, the guy that owned the shop, was always on top of what was new from the UK, or at least as new as you got in Canada at the time. He had us listening to bands that no one on this side of the pond had caught on to. City Boy was one of my favorite bands that know one here heard of, RIP Lol.
Yep, we are closer to the end than the beginning Steveo but, I honestly think we got to grow up through the greatest time in popular music there has been or is likely to be. The recording equipment, the electric instruments, the ideas, were all new and fresh. We were born to the coffee shops and pubs with folk and blues, lived through the birth of R n'R , with all of the different evolution's and revolutions of the '60's, '70's and '80's music. And ended the carefree days as Rap exploded onto the scene. Our generations were the ones "stoking the star making machinery behind the popular song"
 
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