Folk punk (known in its early days as rogue folk) is a fusion of folk music and punk rock. It was popularized in the early 1980s by The Pogues in Britain, and by Violent Femmes in the United States. Folk punk achieved some mainstream success in that decade. In more recent years, its subgenres Celtic punk and Gypsy punk have experienced some commercial success.
Folk punk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes.
"Dirty Old Town" by The Pogues
The Pogues popularized folk punk in the early '80s in Britain.
Folk punk, in its most general sense, is a genre (or set of genres) of music that combines elements of folk and punk rock music. The term can also describe the people, culture, etc. that surround such a genre.
The Violent Femmes were the final band to ever play at Auckland's His Majestys Theatre before its controversial 1988 demolition.
Violent Femmes popularized folk punk in the U.S. in the early '80s.
While the idea of blending punk and folk music is hardly new (just ask The Pogues), in the past few years it has grown in leaps and bounds. Bands have been popping up all over the country with varying ways of combining these two musical backgrounds.
"8 Full Hours of Sleep" by Against Me!
Against Me! are an American punk rock band that has been active since 1997.
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