Punk Is Calling: Four decades of disruption on Double J
In 1976, punk exploded in a riot of noise, attitude and energy.
The world got debut albums from the Ramones and Blondie, debut singles from The Sex Pistols and The Saints and the first live shows from The Cramps, The Clash and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
To mark the 40 year anniversary since this momentous time, Double J brings you Punk Is Calling – a month long celebration of the artists, albums and moments that have made the four decades of disruption sound and feel so good.
Taking over Double J’s regular programming are…
The Spot: 2pm Mondays
Monday 6 June: Kim Salmon was one of the first Australians to embrace punk in Australia, with pioneers The Scientists.
Monday 13 June: Rob Younger co-founded seminal Sydney punk band Radio Birdman in 1974, going on to influence countless bands and take Australian music to the world.
Monday 20 June: Punk rock, psychobilly legend Chris Cheney fronts The Living End, one of Australia’s most revered bands of the past two decades.
Monday 27 June: Kellie Lloyd is a founding member of Brisbane indie heroes Screamfeeder. She gives us an insight into punk music that opened doors.
Classic Albums: 10am Sundays (repeated 6pm Tuesdays)
Sunday 5 June: X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents (1978): As relevant today as when it first came out.
Sunday 12 June: Green Day – Dookie (1994): A landmark record that brought punk to the masses.
Sunday 19 June: Fugazi – Repeater (1990): Loud, angry and political, Fugazi helped us channel the aggression.
Sunday 26 June: Frenzal Rhomb – A Man’s Not A Camel (1999): An Australian punk institution at their best!
The J Files: 8pm Thursdays
Thursday 2 June: Punk in the USA (with Richard Kingsmill)
Thursday 9 June: Punk in the UK (with Karen Leng)
Thursday 16 June: Punk in Australia (with Lindsay McDougall)
Thursday 23 June: Women in Punk (with Steph Hughes)
Thursday 30 June: Punk Around the Planet (with Josh Merriel)
Artist in Residence: 3pm Sundays (repeated 10pm Wednesdays)
Ed Kuepper’s seminal Brisbane punk band The Saints released their pioneering first single, '(I'm) Stranded' 40 years ago. With it, they set a template for countless punk rock songs to come.
From The Saints, to his post-punk outfit Laughing Clowns, as well as his impressive solo work, Ed Kuepper has built a reputation as a prolific and boundary-pushing Australian artist.
Join him as he shares gems from his extensive personal music library throughout June.
Each week, Aussie artists cover classic punk songs exclusively for Double J.
Monday 6 June: Bob Evans: Buzzcocks 'Ever Fallen In Love'
Monday 13 June: Adalita: Gang of Four 'Anthrax'
Monday 20 June: Paul Dempsey: Descendents – 'Bikeage'
Monday 27 June: Jen Cloher: The Slits – 'Typical Girls'
Punk & Disorderly
Saturday 11 June: A special edition Punk Party with music from 8pm till late.
Monday 13 June: In 1980 The Ramones released End Of The Century and toured Australia for the first time. triple j’s live music team recorded it, so you can hear the incredible gig at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 12pm.
Here at doublej.net.au, we'll have gripping feature articles covering the full gamut of punk from the past 40 years.
All times are AEST
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