Top Ten Most Punk Sounding Songs of the 1960s
The Top Ten
This one is really sounds like a pure punk rock song from 1969
That's because it is punk. - Brobusky
Lou Reed really outdid himself in this one. The vocals and the lyrics are very good, and the guitar solo is worth a mention, too! It's so sad just because it's heavier than their psychedelic/poppy songs it's so underrated...
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However it's mentioned everywhere as proto-metal, it's closer to punk than metal. There is hardly any elements in this song that sounds like inspried metal, but you can hear elements through the song that sounds like inspired punk.
Antisocial lyrics, raw and angry vocals and stripped down power chord guitar riffs. Sounds like punk to me. - TheStargazer
@TheStargazer Yes, it is punk enough, too. The earlier Who with their wild behavior and loud music influented the later punk music very well, no doubt.
Wow, midblowing list! Great sixties unknown ( or almost ) gems.
All those garage-punk bands from the mid-sixties shows us that punk was really born in that period. We can ask ourselves if proto-punk is a good name to indicate those sounds? Because at that moment it's giving power to mid-seventies punk as a new kind ( or invention ) of music when in reality it is more like some kind of revival, an update of music that was already there in 1965-1968. Also, on one of the earliest compilations of mid-sixties sounds ( Nuggets in 1972 ) they refer on the notes the music as punk ( Original notes by Lenny Kaye who was the guitarist of the Patti Smith group some years later ). So, even the name as music genre isn't something invented in the seventies by the so-called punk-groups. Even so -called proto punk bands like the MC5 were in 1966 already sounding very punk ( just listen to " I just don't know " or " Looking at you " ( first version ), " Can only give you everything ", " powertrip " etc... ). It would have been better ( but history has decided ) ...more