Day: November 23, 2016

LIVE NEWS: Gallery Light to Night Festival – Come celebrate the Gallery’s first anniversary, Gallery Light to Night 2016 with music programming by Getai Group!LIVE NEWS: Gallery Light to Night Festival – Come celebrate the Gallery’s first anniversary, Gallery Light to Night 2016 with music programming by Getai Group!

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Getai Group is back yet again with local music and art programming during these two weekends at the Padang Atrium and outdoors of National Gallery Singapore as part of their first anniversary!

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ROCK HISTORY: FROM SEVENTIES PROG TO EIGHTIES POPROCK HISTORY: FROM SEVENTIES PROG TO EIGHTIES POP

70s-to-80s

Punk. 1977. Ground zero.

The torn t-shirts, the spiky coloured short hair, the spitting and most of all the back-to-basics retro-pop caused a seismic shift in musical tastes and styles that was not fully felt till the early 80s. US bands like The Stooges and New York Dolls paved the way ultimately for British punks like The Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Damned. In the wake of punk, a new approach to pop-rock (variously labelled ‘post-punk’ or ‘new wave’) emerged making superstars of the likes of Blondie, The Cars, The Police et al.

But what about the 70s prog rockers? Well, they had to adapt to stay relevant. Here are examples of 80s pop songs made by progressive rockers.

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