Sunday, March 15, 2009
Punk: Created By African Americans?
Well, not quite. The story is a little more complicated than that. But, as this article indicates, the discovery that three African American brothers in Detroit performed and recorded music that anticipated the punk explosion of the late 1970s remains quite striking, given that punk was often described as the antithesis of disco, drawing a stark racial boundary. Of course, it wasn't true, as both punk and disco emphasized multiculturalism, but that was the perception manipulated by the mainstream.