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Punk, Then And Now: Savages, Death, And A Magazine That Burned Out Before It Faded Away

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Soundcheck is revisiting some of our favorite segments from the past year. Today, we're presenting "Punk, Then And Now," featuring a live set from a highly celebrated new post-punk band, a documentary about a rediscovered classic punk group, and a new book looking back at punk's first magazine.

In this episode: In 2012, British post-punk band Savages was hailed as one of the best new bands in the U.K. with just a handful of songs to its credit. Now the group's brutal and elegant debut, Silence Yourself, is earning rave reviews. We hear an in-studio performance.

Plus: A new documentary sheds light on Death, a Detroit-based proto-punk group founded in 1971 by three African-American brothers. We talk with member Bobby Hackney Sr. and the film’s director, Jeff Howlett.

And: Punk magazine folded in 1979 after publishing just 17 issues, but it also chronicled the critical early years of the punk movement. We hear the story from Punk co-founder John Holmstrom.


    Bobby Hackney Sr., John Holmstrom, Jeff Howlett and Savages
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    Hey Shawn: Thanks for the heads up -- we've fixed the audio for this episode!

    Aug. 26 2013 09:48 AM
    Shawn Carson from taipei, taiwan

    hi...i love your program. i especially loved today's show (8/22/2013) about punk. when trying to listen to the archived stream, we are getting a different show. i hope you can link the 8/22 punk show for our friends to enjoy.


    Shawn Carson

    Aug. 22 2013 11:01 PM

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