1977 – The Year Punk Broke (Pt. 2) & She-Devils

CBGB

In part two of our series 1977: The Year Punk Broke, Jim and Greg look at the punk movement stateside with music writer Ira Robbins. They discuss how The Ramones, Talking Heads, and the rest of the CBGB scene inspired generations of artists. Plus, an interview and live performance from Montreal electronic duo She-Devils.

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1977–The Year Punk Broke Pt. 2

In the second and final installment of our series 1977: The Year Punk Broke, Jim and Greg explore the punk movement stateside with music writer Ira Robbins. Ira founded the music magazine Trouser Press in 1974 and was a fixture at the CBGBs scene. They discuss the U.S. punk scene in ‘77, and seeing bands like the Ramones, the Dictators, the Dead Boys, The Talking Heads and Television play divey clubs. They also talk about the differences between the groups’ sounds and images, and what New York City was like in 1977.

Jim and Greg each choose a favorite track from the New York scene. Greg goes with the Talking HeadsDon’t Worry About the Government from the band’s self-titled debut. Jim goes with the ultimate American punk anthem, Richard Hell’s Blank Generation.

She-Devils

A few weeks ago, Jim and Greg selected their best of 2017 and #6 on Greg’s list was the Montreal based duo She-Devils. They first saw first the band at the South By Southwest festival this year and were amazed.

According to Jim, even with just two people they create a deep and layered sound. Kyle Jukka provides the instrumentation using sampling equipment and Audrey Ann Boucher is on vocals. She-Devils recently stopped by our studios to talk with the hosts and to perform music from their self-titled debut album.

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