Pub rock (UK)

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Pub rock
Stylistic originsRock and roll, garage rock, British blues, folk rock, power pop, rhythm and blues, beat, twelve-bar blues
Cultural origins1970s London and Essex
Typical instrumentsGuitar, bass, drums, piano
Mainstream popularityUnited Kingdom
Derivative formsPunk rock
The Blockheads Live in London (1978)

Pub rock is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United Kingdom.

Pub rock was a reaction against progressive and glam rock. Pub rock was short-lived, but it helped return live rock to small pubs and clubs.[1] Its basic style of playing inspired the British punk rock scene.

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  1. "pub rock". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2011-11-11.

This article contains material from the English Wikipedia.