What is Post-Punk Music?
Post-Punk Music followed hot on the heels of the original punk music explosion in the 1970’s, although as a genre it is much more complex and experimental than its predecessor. Post-punk was the fore-runner of alternative rock music, as it did much of the groundwork of broadening the range of underground and punk music, incorporating lots of different elements – a little American funk, a little Jamaican dub music with plenty of synthesizers and repetition. Even a little disco was sometimes found to be evident in post-punk music.
Representative Post-Punk Musicians
Post-Punk Music of the late 1970’s was originated by bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees with The Raincoats and Essential Logic following early in the 1980’s. Talking Heads, Echo and the Bunnymen and Adam and the Ants have also all been described as post-punk music bands.