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Au Pairs: Stepping Out of Line

Kieron Tyler, MOJO, March 2006

THE MIDDLE OF the first decade of the 21st century has seen a reappraisal of the music which followed punk. Not an academic, clinical exercise, but a dynamic process which has fed into the music of Hard-Fi, Franz Ferdinand, the Rakes, Kaiser Chiefs. The list is endless. As the shock wave of punk dissipated at the close of the 1970s, innovators and mavericks found that punk had opened the doors: no subject matter was taboo and the climate was right for experimentation.

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