New frequencies from planet Perth: Punk rock and Western Australia's sesquicentenary celebrations
MetadataShow full item record
Dislocated by both land and sea, Perth’s punk scene would nonetheless play a pivotal role in the development and global dissemination of punk rock in the 1970s. Set against the traditionalist context of Western Australia’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 1979, this study readdresses the birth of WA’s punk counterculture and its uneasy relationship with the State’s mainstream cultural narrative, as well as the genre’s enduring cultural legacy in Western Australia.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Stratton, Jon (2005)Punk is usually thought of as a radical reaction to local circumstances. This article argues that, while this may be the case, punk’s celebration of nihilism should also be understood as an expression of the acknowledgement ...
Stratton, Jon (2007)The Scientists, or at least two of the band’s three members, left Perth for Sydney in September, 1981. By this time Kim Salmon was already redefining the sound of the band. In Perth the first version of the Scientists, ...
North, Adrian; Hargreaves, David (2006)Academics and protest groups have claimed that “problem music” (hard rock, hip hop/rap, & punk) causes self-injurious thoughts/behaviors among fans. In this study we investigated whether the relationship is mediated by ...