Where did punk begin? A cinema in Peru
Jonathan Watts and Dan Collyns in Lima - The Guardian Friday 14 September 2012
Almost a decade before the Ramones or the Sex Pistols struck a chord in anger, Los Saicos were screaming their way to notoriety
It’s a question that has long been the subject of intense and often bitter debate: where exactly did punk rock begin? Was it conceived in the smoke-filled back rooms of London pubs or did it leap fully formed from the dive bars of New York?
Few would imagine the genre that revolutionised music was actually born at a cinema matinee in the Peruvian capital of Lima…read more
Los Saicos – Demolicion 1964