Foundational Proto-Punk

While the bands and records that predicted the rise of punk rock don't conform to a straight narrative line, the term "proto-punk" remains a useful catchall when discussing its various antecedents. From the '60s garage rock of The Monks and the more fuzzed out moments of the British Invasion to the New York expressiveness of the Velvet Underground and Patti Smith, this crate presents as selection fo music as diverse as the bands that have claimed the "punk" mantle from the '70s onward.