This section of the course website is a growing library of numerous bands in and outside of Britain during the postwar period (post-1945) that had a profound effect in shaping the political and social sound of British life. The graffiti on the corrugated fence wall to the right contains the names of various groups or artists whose music is crucial to understanding contemporary Britain.
Click a band name (to the right) to explore its music.
For some important pre-punk music influences, please visit the "Pre-Punk Influences" page.
Study Questions for Assigned Music:
Listen to the assigned music carefully. Use the following questions as a guide for studying the songs/bands, though you do not need to answer each question formally in your D2L forum responses. You may need to listen several times to really catch details in the song.
Note: Please use Safari or Firefox browsers to explore the band pages. However, the music pages have been successfully tested using Safari, Firefox, and Chrome browsers.
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
TEARS FOR FEARS
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
GANG OF FOUR
NEW MODEL ARMY
PET SHOP BOYS
M Y BLOODY VALENTINE
MUSIC OF THE TROUBLES