Thursday, 4 March 2010

Street Rock

Street rock is a term that is rarely used as it actually describes bands that span across several genres. The term was first used to describe British pub rock bands at the tail end of the Glam rock phenomenon and was used in the seventies to refer both to glam rock bands like Slade and to pub bands like Dr.Feelgood who were influenced by the Beat groups of the Sixties such as The Who. Later the term was used to describe pre-punk bands like Slaughter and the Dogs and Cock Sparrer. Eventually the term was replaced by the more widely known Oi!, a definition coined by the universally hated Sun journalist Garry Bushell, in reference to a song by The Cockney Rejects. Compiled here are some videos of Street Rock bands from the 70's and 80's for your amusement.












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