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Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk

Evan Rapport


From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, American punk developed as a distinct musical style that reflected the tremendous upheaval in American society during this period. Raw and direct, punk presented an unvarnished view of changing ideas of race, the growth of American suburbia, and the heightened stakes of musical expressions of whiteness and Blackness. Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk traces the main factors at play in the punk style, including transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock and roll ... More

Keywords: punk, race, America, history, 1970s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496831217
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496831217.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evan Rapport, author
The New School