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1977 – The Year Punk Broke (Pt. 2) & She-Devils

In part two of our series 1977: The Year Punk Broke, Jim and Greg look at the punk movement stateside with music writer Ira Robbins. They discuss how The Ramones, Talking Heads, and the rest of the CBGB scene inspired generations of artists. Plus, an interview and live performance from Montreal electronic duo She-Devils.

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1977–The Year Punk Broke Pt. 2

In the second and final installment of our series 1977: The Year Punk Broke, Jim and Greg explore the punk movement stateside with music writer Ira Robbins. Ira founded the music magazine Trouser Press in 1974 and was a fixture at the CBGBs scene. They discuss the U.S. punk scene in '77, and seeing bands like the Ramones, the Dictators, the Dead Boys, The Talking Heads and Television play divey clubs. They also talk about the differences between the groups' sounds and images, and what New York City was like in 1977.

Jim and Greg each choose a favorite track from the New York scene. Greg goes with the Talking Heads' "Don't Worry About the Government" from the band's self-titled debut. Jim goes with the ultimate American punk anthem, Richard Hell's "Blank Generation."

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She-Devils

A few weeks ago, Jim and Greg selected their best of 2017 and #6 on Greg's list was the Montreal based duo She-Devils. They first saw first the band at the South By Southwest festival this year and were amazed. According to Jim, even with just two people they create a deep and layered sound. Kyle Jukka provides the instrumentation using sampling equipment and Audrey Ann Boucher is on vocals. She-Devils recently stopped by our studios to talk with the hosts and to perform music from their self-titled debut album.

Featured Songs

  1. Ramones, Cretin Hop, Rocket to Russia, Sire, 1977
  2. The Heartbreakers, Born to Loose, L.A.M.F., Track, 1977
  3. New York Dolls, Personality Crisis, New York Dolls, Mercury, 1973
  4. Television, Prove It, Marquee Moon, Elektra, 1977
  5. Ramones, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, Rocket to Russia, Sire, 1977
  6. The Dictators, Teengerate, Go Firl Crazy!, Epic, 1975
  7. Ramones, Pinhead, Leave Home, Sire, 1977
  8. Television, Friction, Marquee Moon, Elektra, 1977
  9. Television, Venus, Double Exposure, Unofficial Release, 1992
  10. Television, Venus, Marquee Moon, Elektra, 1977
  11. The Heartbreakers, Chinese Rocks, L.A.M.F., Track, 1977
  12. Suicide, Ghost Rider, Suicide, Red Star, 1977
  13. The Dead Boys, Sonic Reducer, Young Loud and Snotty, Sire, 1977
  14. James Chance, Dish It Out, No New York, Antilles, 1978
  15. Television, Marquee Moon, Marquee Moon, Elektra, 1977
  16. Talking Heads, Don't Worry About the Government, Talking Heads: 77, Sire, 1977
  17. Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Blank Generation, Blank Generation, Sire, 1977
  18. Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Down at the Rock n' Roll Club, Blank Generation, Sire, 1977
  19. Poi Dog Pondering, So Real, In Seed Comes Fruit, Premonition Records, 2003
  20. The Cure, 10:15 Saturday Night, Three Imaginary Boys, Fiction Records, 1979
  21. She-Devils, The World Laughs, She-Devils, Secretly Canadian, 2017
  22. She-Devils, Hey Boy (Live on Sound Opinions), She-Devils, Secretly Canadian, 2017
  23. She-Devils, You Don't Know (Live on Sound Opinions), She-Devils, Secretly Canadian, 2017
  24. She-Devils, Make You Pay, She-Devils, Secretly Canadian, 2017
  25. Utopia, Overture: Mountaintop and Sunrise/Communion with the Sun, Ra, Bearsville, 1977
  26. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i, We Know The Way, Moana Original Motion Picture Soundrack, Walt Disney Records, 2016
  27. Jemaine Clement, Shiny, Moana Original Motion Picture Soundrack, Walt Disney Records, 2016
  28. Mermaidens, Lizard, Lizard (Single), Flying Nun Records, 2017
  29. Father John Misty, Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins), I Love You, Honeybear, Sub Pop, 2015