Avant-punk refers to a wave of American punk bands characterized by screeching experimentation.[1] It originated with the rock band the Velvet Underground, who themselves were predicated by the Yardbirds, the early Kinks, and garage band one-shots collected on the Nuggets series of compilation albums.[2]

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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Christgau, Robert (October 24, 1977). "Avant-Punk: A Cult Explodes . . . and a Movement Is Born". Village Voice.
  3. Strong, Martin C.: "The Great Alternative & Indie Discography", 1999, Canongate, ISBN 0-86241-913-1
  4. "Holland's Avant-punk Heroes" Archived January 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. "Pinnacle of Punk" article from The Brooklyn Paper
  6. Dolan, Casey (May 5, 2007). "Downloads." Los Angeles Times
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