|Cultural origins||1960s, United States|
Avant-punk refers to a wave of American punk bands characterized by screeching experimentation. 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.
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- Smith, Chris (2009). 101 Albums that Changed Popular Music. Oxford University Press. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-19-537371-4.
- Christgau, Robert (October 24, 1977). "Avant-Punk: A Cult Explodes . . . and a Movement Is Born". Village Voice.
- Strong, Martin C.: "The Great Alternative & Indie Discography", 1999, Canongate, ISBN 0-86241-913-1
- "Holland's Avant-punk Heroes" Archived January 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Pinnacle of Punk" article from The Brooklyn Paper
- Dolan, Casey (May 5, 2007). "Downloads." Los Angeles Times