How David Bowie paved the way for the diamond dogs of 1977 UK punk rock

David Bowie’s fingerprints were all over the ’70s as he ricocheted between musical styles, covering psychedelic-folk, spikey guitar pop, plastic soul, Krautrock-influenced funk and more, casting an influential shadow over the decade.

One of the movements picking up Bowie’s 70s vibes was the first wave of UK punk as bands like the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash and Joy Division took some of their cues from one or more of Bowie’s personas.

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The Week in Punk Rock: Blondie, Naked Raygun, Nirvana, Patti Smith

Blondie’s Chris Stein, Debbie Harry and Clem Burke

This roundup also features Kira Roessler, Laura Jane Grace, The Suicide Commandos, Green Day, Tom DeLonge, One Step Closer, Richard H Kirk

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The Week in Punk Rock: Frank Turner, Laura Jane Grace, Riot Fest, punks on Metallica

Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen and Tim Armstrong

This roundup also features Bob Mould, Amyl and the Sniffers, The Armed, John Brannon, Black Flag, Joe Carducci, Iggy Pop

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Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan discovers the sound of yourself for new solo album

Superchunk's Mac McCaughan releases solo album The Sound of Yourself on Merge Records

Superchunk mainman Mac McCaughan is set to release The Sound of Yourself, a solo collection whose guests include Telekinesis, TORRES and Yo La Tengo.

The record took shape earlier this year when McCaughan found himself at his home studio in Chapel Hill with all his musical projects, including a film score, having been completed.

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The Week in Punk Rock: Bob Mould, The Replacements, Buzzcocks, Slam Dunk, Inner Ear

NOFX at Slam Dunk Festival South

This roundup also features Vagrant Records, One Step Closer, Lee Ranaldo, Witch Fever, Undertones, Las Ratapunks, Ramones

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The Week in Punk Rock: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Nirvana, Turnstile, Nova Twins, Patti Smith

Lee 'Scratch' Perry

This roundup also features Rise Against, Sex Pistols, Pixies, Drain, The Copyrights, Descendents, The Menzingers

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The Week in Punk Rock: Deafheaven, The Specials, New York Dolls, Quicksand, Frank Agnew

Deafheaven’s In Blur video

This roundup also features DARE, Bob Mould, The Stooges, Fucked Up, Nancy Barile, Shellac, The Muslims.

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The Week in Punk Rock: The Replacements, Gang of Four, Rise Against, Section H8, Jawbox

The Replacements at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis in 1981

This week’s roundup also features Bad Brains, Henry Rollins, Sublime, Dropkick Murphys, Alkaline Trio, Maneskin, Thrice, Drones.

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The Week in Punk Rock: The Offspring, Hüsker Dü, The Mahones, U.K. Subs, Converge, Bad Religion

From left: The Offspring’s Dexter Holland, Pete Parada and Noodles

This week’s roundup also features The Lawrence Arms, Jeff Rosenstock, The Bronx, Grand Collapse, Meet Me @ The Alter, Punk Rock Bowling.

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The Week in Punk Rock: DARE, Lars Frederiksen, Thrice, Bob Mould, Circle Jerks, Jimmy Eat World

This week’s roundup includes DARE, Lars Frederiksen, Blink-182, Thrice, Bob Mould, Circle Jerks and Jimmy Eat World.

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The Week in Punk Rock: The Muslims, Off!, Deafheaven, Sonic Youth, Amyl And The Sniffers

New Epitaph punk rock band The Muslims

This week’s roundup includes The Muslims, Off!, Deafheaven, Sonic Youth, Grand Collapse, Amyl And The Sniffers and the Sex Pistols.

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