Post-punk is a musical movement that began at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock "explosion." The styles of music were diverse, but all had an influence from punk rock.
Emerging following the punk rock explosion, post punk-bands was a response to that initial movement. Known as a bit more experimental and artistic brand of punk rock ...
Talking Heads experimented with many different genres, including post-punk, new wave, and funk rock.
Post punk is a much misunderstood period. You read the books and watch the documentaries and many bands get missed out of the story.
Watch the official video for The Cure's "Lovesong" from their eighth studio album 'Disintegration' in 1989.
The Cure are often grouped with gothic rock bands, as well as new wave groups.
Now to the point. I borrowed that audacious tag-line, because there’s actually a number of contenders for that title, “greatest post-punk band you never heard.”
This promo video is from the collection "Perverted By Language Bis" by the Fall, released on Cherry Red.
The Fall are said to be the most prolific band of the British post-punk movement.
For whatever reason, the post-punk era seems to have bred a great number of bands whose music was miles ahead of its time and whose output remains largely overlooked, even in 2012.