Was Billy Idol Really a Punk Rocker?
With his spiky blonde hair and trademark sneer, Billy Idol is one of the most recognizable pop stars of the 1980’s. But was his punk rock style authentic, or artful deception?
Were The Police a Punk Band?
Are spiky hair and guitar-slinging necessary or sufficient conditions to qualify as “punk rock”?
Did U2 Start as a Punk Band?
We listened to U2’s early demos and were floored by what we heard.
Was Joe Jackson Punk?
A classically-trained musician who’d already spent years playing in jazz clubs and the cabaret circuit, Joe Jackson was inspired by the rawness and simplicity of the punk music that emerged in late 1970’s London.
Was Elvis Costello Punk?
First up in our series, “Were They Punk?”, we examine the punk rock bona fides of one Declan MacManus, also known as “Elvis Costello”.