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Pub rock (UK)

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Pub rock
Stylistic origins Rock and roll, garage rock, British blues, folk rock, power pop, rhythm and blues, beat, twelve-bar blues
Cultural origins 1970s London and Essex
Typical instruments Guitar, bass, drums, piano
Mainstream popularity United Kingdom
Derivative forms Punk 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.