Kids’re Forming Bands: Making Meaning in Post-Punk
As a critical category, post-punk is sufficiently diverse that its organizing principle is not to be found in its stylistic unity. As a set of musical styles, its organizing principle is not audible. Nonetheless, I propose that its core exemplars represent a coherent movement, in the art-historic sense. Within popular music, post-punk represents a shift away from punk’s romantic expressionism to a modernist commitment to use verbal-musical interplay for the expression of ideas, particularly the idea of democratization. As a working out of aesthetic theory, its commitments correspond closely to Immanuel Kant’s model of genius.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Minnesota State University Moorhead
Publication date: September 8, 2011
More about this publication?
- Punk & Post-Punk is a journal for academics, artists, journalists and the wider cultural industries. Placing punk and its progeny at the heart of inter-disciplinary investigation, it is the first forum of its kind to explore this rich and influential topic in both historical and critical theoretical terms.
- Editorial Board
- Submit a Paper
- Information for Advertisers
- Intellect Books page
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
- Access Key
- Free content
- Partial Free content
- New content
- Open access content
- Partial Open access content
- Subscribed content
- Partial Subscribed content
- Free trial content