The History of Punk, Class #5

The Edmonton Free School
Saturday 9 June 2:00PM
Location: Humanities 1-14, The University of Alberta
All-Ages, All-Welcome

“Folk = Punk”

Traditionally, folk and punk music were kept separate in the literary discourse. Instead of bringing to light any similarities, the differences between the two genres have been highlighted. This seminar turns away from this historical framework. Instead, we will examine a shared sound of protest, and a mutual attitude that spans across genres.  

Folk expert Dr. Michael MacDonald will be joining us for the class, which will again be in picnic form. If you can, please bring some food to share!

Readings:

Fashion is a Passion, pp. 15-16
I, Shithead, pp. 177-181
Tyler Butler – Folk vs. Punk vs. Punk
Lyndsay Hobbs – The Evolution of Punk
The Many Sides to Nowhere: Blurring the lines between music and art 

Playlist:

Woody Guthrie – “This Land is Your Land”
The Clash – “Know Your Rights”
Billy Bragg – “Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards”
 Joe Keithley – “Playlist for the Planet”
Tom Morello – “This Land is Your Land”
Billy Bragg & Wilco – “All You Fascists” 

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